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Year 2

Welcome to Y2!

 

General Information

 

Staff: The class teachers this year are Mrs BarkerMiss Hill (Mon/Tue all day, Wed am) and Miss Herrington (Wed pm and Thurs/Fri all day)

 

Helping to assist in our classroom will be Mrs Smith, Miss Podloga (Monday. Tuesday & Wednesday) and Miss Falconer (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

 

PPA:

Our PPA is on a Wednesday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Miss Podloga and Miss Herrington who will deliver PE & Music.

 

P.E: 

Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday.

Children will come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need to bring school uniform to change into. All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain. Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie)

Homework:

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic. Children can choose from a home work menu and for each task completed they earn a dojo points towards their class reward.

Topics covered:

 

Summer 1: From Field to Fork!

 

We are going to be exploring where our food comes from in our topic Field to Fork. First, we are going to explore what different plants need to survive and live healthily. We are going to be exploring our local area to see what wildlife we can find and we will be creating our own maps to help us get around. 

 

 

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Summer 1

 

See Inside Where Food Comes from by Emily Bone 

With over 90 flaps, the scenes in this colourful book show children where the food they eat comes from. They can discover food produced on farms, in the sea and in greenhouses, and the importance of wheat, rice and corn around the world. There's a map with flaps showing where the things we love to eat, including chocolate, olives and tea, come from.

 

 

 

 

The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes  

There was once a little gardener and his garden meant everything to him. He worked hard, very hard, but he was just too little (or at least he felt he was). In this beautifully gentle tale Emily Hughes, the celebrated author of Wild, departs from the larger than life Wild-girl of her debut to pursue a little-r than life Gardener, in a tale that teaches us just how important it is to persist and try, no matter what the odds. With ever delicately woven tapestries of illustrated magic, Hughes once again transports us to a world not unlike our own, but still brimming with fantasy and wonder.

 

Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs

A wonderful retelling from Snowman-author Raymond Briggs - Jim and the Beanstalk.

A re-telling of the classic children's story by the author and illustrator of the best-selling Snowman. Jim finds a beanstalk growing outside his window one morning, and follows his famous predecessor up to the top . . .

 

The Usborne Book of Growing Food by Abigail Wheatley

A simple step-by-step introduction to growing food in containers both inside and out. Projects include carrots from seeds, climbing cucumbers, edible flowers, popcorn, squash shaped like flying saucers and much more. Includes pages with essential planting techniques and tips on when to water, how to deal with pests and even make your own compost.

 

 

The World in My Kitchen: Global Recipes for Kids to Discover and Cook by Sally Brown

From the co-devisors of CBeebies' I Can Cook comes The World In My Kitchen! Get your children cooking simple, delicious recipes from around the world. Encourage a love of cooking and allow your kids to discover global flavours and to try new foods by getting them involved. Join us on a delicious journey around the globe! 

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