Hello and welcome to Year 2!
25th February 2019
We will begin the half term by writing instructions based on events in the book WANTED: The Perfect Pet. After we have learnt to retell The Hare and the Tortoise using actions and expression, we will change the charcters to create our own stories.
This half term we will be looking at: telling the time to the nearest 15 minutes, money, addition and subtraction.
Our new topic is Go Wild! (Tanzania, Africa). We will begin by locating Africa and Tanzania on a world map and in atlases then move on to looking at the difference how the seasons and weather are different to England's. Finally we will learn how to read compass directions and design a simple map.
Design and Technology
We have three DT projects this half term: designing and making African jewellery, weaving and designing and making African masks.
During our topic of Animals and their Habitats this half term the children will classify different types of animals and identify why they are suited to different types of habitats. We will use natural materials found outside to make a habitat for a woodland animal and explore food chains.
This half term we will be thinking about why Easter is special to believers.
Our PE day is Monday. On Monday the children will be learning basic skills used in gymnastics such as balancing, travelling and rolling. Once they are confident with these they will compose a sequence of movements. Although we will use pumps for indoor PE sessions, trainers are advisable for outdoor PE.
Every Wednesday Year 2 and Year 4 will take part in forest school activities. To give the children more time outside forest school leaders will send them home in their forest school clothes. Please ensure appropriate clothing and footwear comes back into school the next day. We will be going outside whatever the weather!
Helping your child at home
Read everyday and record the page number in their yellow reading record.
Practise spelling words from your child's log book.
Practise recalling addition and subtraction facts for number bonds 10, 20 and 100, multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables or telling the time on an analogue clock.