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Year 2 Trip!

Safety Seymour!

Today, year 2 children were visited by Safety Seymour. Through fun activities and drama the children learnt ‘What is Carbon Monoxide?’ . They now know how to look for signs in the home, follow top tips on how to protect themselves and what to do if they detect carbon monoxide in the home.
Each week children will have the opportunity to take Safety Seymour home and educate their families on carbon monoxide.
We look forward to reading about the exciting activities Seymour has got up to whilst staying with the children and their families!

Year 2 Spring 2

Hope you had a wonderful break and welcome back to a new snowy, spring term!

This half term in Year 2 our topic is ‘Africa’ and we will be learning:

English – How Tortoise Got His Shell, story writing. Meerkat Mail, report writing and recounts of personal experiences.

GPS – We will continue to use conjunctions in our writing, verbs, apostrophes to mark where letters are missing and the use of -ly in Standard English to turn adjectives into adverbs.

Number: Fractions – Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity. • Write simple fractions for example, 1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2 .
Measurement: Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels. • Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =.

Science – Living things and their habitats– to identify living things, that they all need suitable habitats, to explore micro-habitats and the food chain in a habitat.

Geography – Place knowledge – comparing holidays in the UK and non-European countries. Understanding geographical similarities and differences.

Art – African art , designing and making African animal masks.

RE – Salvation – Why does Easter matter to Christians?

PE – (every Friday afternoon) Team Building games

Important dates:

World Book Day – Thursday 5th March.

Class trip to Ledston Estate – Tuesday 10th March.

Parents Consultations – Thursday 19th March.

Easter service – Thursday 2nd March.

This half term we will be preparing for Year 2 SATs which will take place next half term from the 11th May. If you have any questions I am available to answer any of your queries.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Darbyshire and Mrs Lupton.

Year 2 Artwork.

Year 2 Spring 1

Hope you had a wonderful break and welcome back to a new year and a new term in Year 2.

This half term in Year 2 our topic is ‘Blooming Plants’ and we will be learning:

English – Jack and The Beanstalk story innovation and invention of our own ‘journey’ story. Writing an information leaflet.

GPS – We will be learning to use conjunctions in our writing, verbs, apostrophes to mark where letters are missing and the use of -ly in Standard English to turn adjectives into adverbs.

Number: Multiplication– Recognise equal groups, make equal groups, add equal groups. Multiplication sentences using the x symbol. Multiplication sentences from pictures. Use arrays. 2 times-table. • 5 times-table. • 10 times-table.

Division – Make equal groups – sharing. Make equal groups – grouping. Divide by 2. Odd & even numbers. Divide by 5 Divide by 10.

Statistics – Make tally charts. Draw pictograms. Interpret pictograms. Block diagrams.

Science – Plants – observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

Art – Studying the artist Georgia O’Keeffe – working from observation, drawing on small and large scales and adding detail to line drawings.

RE – Gospel – What is the good news Jesus brings?

PE – (every Friday afternoon) Dance – to compose, perform and appreciate dance.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Darbyshire and Mrs Lupton.

Year 2 Party Time!!

Christmas Dinner!

Year 2 Art

Storytelling in Year 2.

Year 2 Autumn 2

Welcome back to Autumn 2 in Year 2. We are looking forward to this special half term in the lead up to Christmas.

This half term in Year 2 our topic is ‘Once Upon a Time…’ and we will be learning:

Phonics – We will be continuing phase 5 alternative pronunciations for graphemes.

GPS – We will be learning how to use commas in a list, expanded noun phrases using adjectives and different sentence types.

Addition &Subtraction

• Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

• Subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: subtracting a one digit number from a two digit number; subtracting a two digit number from a two digit number exchanging.

• Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial

Measurement: Money -Count money in pence and pounds (notes and coins), compare money and find the total, find the difference and find change, including two step problems.

Number: Multiplication- Recognise equal groups, make equal groups, add equal groups. Multiplication sentences using the x symbol. Multiplication sentences from pictures. Use arrays. 2 times-table. • 5 times-table. • 10 times-table.

History: Remembrance Day – knowing who and why we remember on the 11th November each year.

The Great Fire of London – To know and understand key features of an event beyond living memory that is nationally significant.

Geography – Human and physical features– exploring hot and cold areas (Equator, North & South Poles)

Art – Sparks & Flames. Working with colour, create and experiment with shades of colour, recognise warm and cold colours, create washes to form backgrounds.

DT – Paper mache fruit, Christmas picture frames

RE – Incarnation – Why is Christmas Important to Christians?

PE – (every Friday afternoon) Gymnastics – Sequencing, balance, travel, jump and roll.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Darbyshire and Mrs Lupton.