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Year 2

    Year 2 2022 - 2023    

 

2G 

Mrs Gibson and Mrs Johnson

 

2CL 

Miss Chambers and Mrs Littlewood

                                  

 

Welcome to Year 2

 

We are looking forward to a fantastic year with you all. We will post information on here and send out messages via the app. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher for any additional information.

 

PE

2G will have PE on Monday and Thursday.

2CL will have PE on Monday.

Children should come to school wearing their PE kit. Please ensure your child is wearing: navy or black shorts/leggings/joggers, white or house colour T-shirt and a black or navy sweatshirt.

 

Books

Children's reading books will be changed each week. Your child could be asked to read to an adult at any point during the week. Please ensure they have their reading books and reading record with them every day. Please sign and comment in their reading records whenever they read at home as this will help us to monitor how often the children are reading.

 

What are we learning?

We have had a fantastic start to our topic ‘How does your garden grow?’ Below is some more information about what we are covering in each subject this half term. 

  • English: Writing stories around the book ‘The Golden Wonderflower’ by Benjamin Flouw. Reading, writing and performing autumn poetry.  

  • Spelling: Becoming familiar with the Monster Phonics monsters and their sounds. Reading and spelling words that are homophones and words with silent letters. Reading and spelling year 2 common exception words. 

  • Maths: Place value, 10 more and 10 less, partitioning numbers into tens and ones and other ways, comparing numbers, simple word problems, addition. 

  • Science: Observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants, finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy through various plant experiments.

  • Geography: Using simple compass direstions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map. 

  • Art: Botanical drawings of plants. Artist study: Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Goldsworthy.  

  • RE: Our big question this half term is ‘How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?’

  • PSHE: Teamwork and the importance of working together, Friendships: falling out v bullying

  • PE: Outdoor games with Mr Dixon. Indoor PE: Gymnastics.

Children will be able to attend Forest School every Wednesday this half term. We will also be going on a school trip to the RHS Bridgewater on Thursday 22nd September 2022.

 

Our Year 2 Topics:

 

Autumn Term

How does your garden grow?

The Queen's Handbag

 

Spring Term

Fire! Fire! 

Landlubbers

 

Summer Term

Explorers 

 

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