Hello and welcome to Year 2!
Our teacher is Mrs Jones.
We will begin the half term by writing a poem based on Ten Things Found in a Wizard's Pocket. After this we will write a diary entry, which fits in with our topic of The Great Fire of London and lastly we will write a Christmas story.
This half term we will begin by learning about measure, specifically measuring length and height in cm and m and weighing in g. We will then move on to adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers by drawing base 10 and learning to recall multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you would like to support your child at home you can continue to learn number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and multiplication facts for the 10 and 2 times tables.
Our new topic is The Great Fire of London. We will find out how the fire started and why it spread so far and so fast. The children will look at the differences in houses today and houses in 1666 and consider the suitability of different materials. Finally we will learn who Samuel Pepys was and how he helped us to understand what happened during the fire.
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 we will be thinking about why Christmas is special for believers. Year Two will focus on Christianity and Judaism.
The children will be learning about how to use technology in a safe way using the story Digiduck as a stimulus. We will design an e-safety poster and give advice to others about staying safe online.
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!