Year 2

A very warm welcome back to all Year 2 pupils and parents! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Year 2 worked extremely hard in the Autumn term and they should be very proud of how far they have progressed. I am especially impressed with their determination to take on their role as Key Stage leaders. They love to learn and I know they will be eager for more knowledge and responsibility in the Spring Term.

As you may have guessed from our Topic Title: ‘Choose Courage over Fear’, our topic this term will revolve around someone very courageous from history: Grace Darling! We will be inspired by the bravery of Grace and will be encouraging ourselves to choose challenges that will allow us to shine brighter than ever before. As Grace Darling was born during the Victorian era, we will study the Victorian novel ‘Alice in Wonderland’. In our English lessons, we will use this text to inspire us in our own writing.  We will also explore other texts such as ‘The Colour Monster’ and non-fiction texts such as the biography of Grace Darling. In Maths, we will continue to problem-solve, reason and develop our Mathematical fluency. Our Mathematical topics for this term will be Multiplication and Division, Money, Statistics, Geometry and Fractions. Our Come and See lessons will explore the topics of Books, Thanksgiving and Opportunities. As always, we will learn stories from the Bible and discuss how we can apply Christian values to our own lives.  We will also take part in thought-provoking and beautiful liturgies run by all members of Year 2.

In our History lessons, we will be travelling back in time to learn about Grace Darling and the development of sea rescues. In our Geography lessons, we will be travelling around the world to learn about the continents and oceans that make up our world. In Science, we will continue to learn about living things including humans. Then, we will move on to learn about materials; we will think about the best materials to make a boat for Grace Darling. In DT, Year 2 will work in teams to make moving pictures. In Art, we will develop our printing ability by creating sea-themed prints inspired by the artist William Morris. When we are in the Computing Lab, we will be developing our basic skills on Excel. The children will also practise their typing skills. In Music, we will be inspired by sea shanties and we will learn to sing in rounds. PE lessons will focus on increasing our Athletic and Ball skills.

 

Key Dates For Your Diary!

10th January: Dance Showcase—INDOOR PE KIT NEEDED.

13th January: School and Family Photos

23rd January: Year 2 Class Assembly— all are welcome!

7th February: KS1 Talent Show—9am

11h February: FS/KS1 Disco

W/C 17th Feb : HALF TERM

24th Feb: Academy Inset Day

26th Feb: Ash Wednesday Mass in Church

7th March: World Book Day

24th March: Parent Consultations 4-7pm

25th March: Parent Consultations 1:30-3:30pm

2nd April: Whole School Mass

3rd April: Last Day of Term

 

Ways to help at home 🙂

Encourage your children to bring in their PE kit on Monday.

Read every evening and sign your child’s reading log.

Encourage your child to develop their handwriting. Use joins where appropriate. 

Check the reading record for homework. This will be set every Monday and due in the following Monday.

Thank you!

 

Websites for Year 2 to learn from and enjoy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

http://community.mathletics.com/signin/

https://ttrockstars.com/login  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

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