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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Your teacher is Mrs Bell and your teaching assistant is Ms Denny

Year 2 Christmas performance

Summer 2

In English this half term we will be reading the story ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.’ We will also read the stories ‘Lizzie and the Birds’ and ‘The Bog Baby’ which link to our Science work on habitats. We will write setting and character descriptions, persuasive texts, instructions and our own stories. We will be practising adding detail and description to our writing as well as checking our work for errors.


In Maths we will be exploring money further including finding totals and giving change. We will be consolidating our calculation methods and using all four operations to solve real life word problems. We will also be exploring fractions further and consolidating telling the time to the nearest 5 minute on analogue and digital clocks.


In Science this half term we will plant sunflowers and observe how they grow. We will compare this to how bulb plants grow. We will think about animal diets and compare herbivores, omnivores and carnivores as well as categorise foods for humans and why each food group is important. We will explore food chains and how these are different for herbivores and carnivores.


In History, we will be learning about the Industrial Revolution in Manchester in the 1900’s. We will use LS Lowry’s painting to explore what Manchester used to be like at this time and learn about how life changed. We will also learn about what it was like for children having to work in the factories and mills during this period.


In our Geography topic, we will continue learning about Australia. We will explore the diversity of animals that are found in Australia and how these are different to animals found in our country. We will also find out about the Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforest, learning about why they are important and the diversity of life in these ecosystems.


During our Computing lessons this half term, the children will learn to use and create pictograms in 2Count. They will use binary tress to answer questions and create their own binary trees to sort animals. They will also use a 2Investigate database to answer questions.


In our Art lessons we will be taking part in a workshop at the Lowry art gallery and making clay models of owls linked to our class book ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’ and creating backgrounds using collage.


In R.E. this half term we will be continuing with our theme from last half term and thinking about what we can learn from different religions about how to treat others. We will research and find out about Mother Teresa and Doctor Bernardo who cared for others.


Mrs Grice will teach P.S.H.E. on a Friday afternoon with a focus this half term on exploring relationships and preparing for KS2.


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 and fielding skills outdoors on Tuesday afternoon and athletics outdoors on Thursday afternoons; a suitable kit is needed for these lessons. If children have their ears pierced, please could they 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.