Hello and welcome to Year 2!
Our teacher is Mrs Jones.
We will begin the year by looking at traditional tales. The children will learn to retell the story of The Three Little Pigs using actions and expression then change the characters to create their own story. Next we will look at the features of instructional writing and write our own instructions on how to make shortbread.
Our focus at the start of this term will be place value within two-digit numbers. We will regularly practise counting between 0 and 100 and explore the many different ways in which we can represent numbers. Next we will move on to simple addition and subtraction. The children will use a range of practical resources to solve problems.
Our first topic of the year is 'Where Do We Live?' We will identify the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and make traditional foods from each area. We will then compare the similarities and differences between the human and physical geography in these countries using basic geographical language.
During our topic of 'Healthy Humans' this term the children will learn about what humans are made from and the purpose of bones. We will explore the food pyramid and think about what a balanced diet is as well as learning about the importance of exercise. Finally we will discuss the human life cycle and investigate personal hygiene of the hands through an experiment.
This half term the children will be learning about why the Bible and the Torah are special to Christians and Jews. We will also discuss which books are special to ourselves and share them with the class.
Our PE day is Monday. On Monday the children will be taking part in athletic games to improve running, throwing, catching and team work skills. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Although we will use pumps for indoor PE sessions, trainers are advisable for outdoor PE.
Every Thursday 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!