Welcome to Year 2!
Your teacher is Mrs Bell and your teaching assistant is Ms Denny
Year 2 Christmas performance
In English we will be reading ‘Flat Stanley’ over a number of weeks and writing our own postcards and newspaper articles linked to this. We will also write chronological reports about Florence Nightingale and letters after our trip to Southport. We will be learning to spell words with different suffixes and how to spell plural nouns.
In Maths we will be exploring fractions including halves, quarters and thirds. We will be learning how to calculate fractions of amounts. We will also be learning about the names and properties of common 2D and 3D shapes. We will learn how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes.
In our Biology lessons for Science this half term we will be investigating what plants need to grow and be healthy. We will be identifying the main differences between adult animals and their offspring. We will also categorise animals according to the conditions/habitat they require and explain why a particular habitat is suitable for particular animals.
In our Geography topic, we will continue finding out about the contrasting coastal town of Southport. We will be going on our class trip to Southport to find out more about the town and we will be comparing Southport to our local area. We will identify tourist attractions in Southport and write a visitor guide.
In History, we will be learning about Florence Nightingale and finding out why she is a significant historical figure and what lasting impact she has had. We will also learn about Mary Seacole and compare how her experiences as a nurse were different to Florence.
During our Computing lessons this half term, we will be creating different art work and pictures using a range of templates and tools in 2Paint on Purple Mash.
In our Art lessons we will explore and draw different African patterns and create our own African style patterns using printing techniques.
In R.E. this half term we will be finding out ‘Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?’ We will be learn about what happens at a mosque and about the celebration of Eid. Later in the half term, we will explore the Easter story and find out how Easter is celebrated.
Mrs Grice will teach P.S.H.E. on a Friday afternoon with a focus this half term on 'Good to be me'.
Homework, usually English, Maths and spellings will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record, it is part of their weekly homework. Spellings will be tested every Friday.
PE sessions will be cricket outdoors on Tuesday afternoons and gymnastics indoors on Thursday afternoons; a suitable kit is needed for these lessons. If children have their ears pierced, it would be preferable if they could leave their earrings at home on P.E. days. If not, they must be able to remove their earrings themselves and are responsible for putting them somewhere safe.