Year 2 Blog
Teacher - Miss Lilli Haris-Scott Lilli.email@example.com / Miss Sarah Judge firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Jordan Cottingham
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Geography and Art
Our learning in English will be centered around two fabulous books: Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival, and The Rascally Cake by Jeanne Willis.
History and Art
This term, we will be exploring the Anglo Saxons, how they fought for power from the Romans and how they changed the way of living. We will also be doing a case study of the huge Anglo Saxon boat that was discovered at Sutton Hoo, looking at Anglo Saxon villages and learning about how the Gods influenced them and still have an impact on us today - Did you know the names for the days of the week come from the Saxon Gods?
This term we are continuing our topic on Plants and Trees. This half of the topic will see us investigating the effects of light and photosynthesis on plants, the difference between seeds and bulbs and exploring trees. To end this topic we will be adventuring down to the Warren to explore the trees and wildlife that depends on them.
Catch Up Sessions
In our Maths catch up session, we will be focusing on times tables, particularly the 2s, 5s, 10s, and when we’ve mastered those we will start the 3s. We will also be practicing our number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.
In our English catch up sessions, we will be focusing on our Term 3 spellings words and handwriting of those spellings words. In addition, we will cover expanded noun phrases, adverbs and apostrophes. We will also have a word of the week challenge, where the children will need to use our word of the week, as many times as they can. This could be in conversations or in their writing.
In Year 2 we will learn that Buddhism is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development through meditation and focuses on enlightenment about the truth of life. We will also discover that Buddha is not a god, he was just the first person to investigate the use of meditation and to find enlightenment.
We will be exploring Hector’s World to find out about internet safety and making posters to help us remember what we need to do to stay safe online. We will then be using this learning to use filters on search engines so that we know we are only going to find things that are safe for us to look at.
In Geography we are learning about Northern Europe with a focus on Sweden and the Gothenburg landslide. As part of our learning journey we will be learning to use an atlas and creating our own mini landslides in a tray.
In PSHE we will be learning about what keeps us healthy and exploring food groups, daily exercise and how we can protect ourselves from germs. This will include some self-reflection on what we can do independently to improve our health, for example we could ask for fruit instead of sugary snacks, or do a home work out instead of screen time. We will also learn who is around us who can look after us.
In Year 2, we will be exploring tone, pitch and composing using ‘Charanga’ to experience a range of styles of music and composition.
This term we are starting by exploring the use of water colours by drawing and painting pandas and then the boats we see at the harbour. This will link into our Aquarium whole Trust theme where we will be exploring the vibrant wonders that hide beneath the waves.