Hello and welcome to Year 2!
Our teacher is Miss Coleman and our teaching assistant is Mrs Edwards.
We will start the half term by looking at traditional tales from other cultures. Our first text will be Handa's Surprise. We will think about the setting, plot and characters and how we can change these aspects to write our own version of the story. We will then move on to writing an information text about an chosen African animal.
This half term we will begin by learning about multiplication. We will start by using practical equipment then move on to using our knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Please support your children at home by counting forwards and backwards in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. After we will be learning how to solve division calculations by drawing arrays and will make links to our work on multiplication. We will end the half term by finding unitary and non-unitary fractions of amounts and shapes.
Our topic for this half term is ‘Go Wild!’. This term we will be learning about Africa with a focus of Kenya. The children will learn to locate Africa and Kenya on a world map and describe the differences between seasons. We will find out about what everyday life is like for a girl called Omissale and members of the Maasai tribe and compare this to our own. We will also be designing, making and evaluating African drums and masks.
This term we will be learning about living things and their habitats. We will begin by comparing things that are dead, living and things that once lived. We will then look at what living things need to survive and which habitats are best suited to different animals. The children will also learn about food chains and life cycles.
We are very excited to be taking part in forest school sessions this half term. Activities during these sessions will be closely linked with our topics of 'Go Wild' and 'Living Things and their Habitats'. Please ensure your child has warm outdoor clothing and suitable footwear as we will be going out rain or shine! Keep checking this class page for photos.
The children will be learning about how to use technology in a safe way. They will look at a story called Digiduck and will design their own e-safety poster to give advice to others about staying safe online.
Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. This term the children will be playing games to develop their skills of throwing and catching and they will take part in dance sessions. 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.