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Year 2

Welcome to Y2!

 

General Information

 

Staff:

Teachers: Mrs BarkerMr Wood and our student teacher Miss Brice.

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Smith and Miss Mitchell.

 

PPA:

Our PPA is on a Thursday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Little who will deliver Computing and Mrs Hill who will deliver Music.

 

NQT:

Mrs Little will cover Mr Wood on a Wednesday morning.

 

P.E:

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday.

Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.

 

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.

 

Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children.

 

Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk or share them with the year group's Twitter page. 

Topics covered:

 

Summer 1– From Field to Fork

This half term we will be talking about where food comes from and how it grows. We will talk about foods that grow above or below the ground and how it is harvested and delivered to supermarkets. We will also be talking about plants and what they need to survive.

 

Our learning this half term will be complemented with a trip to Chatsworth where we will take part in two activities one in the kitchen garden and the other in the farmyard. We will also have the opportunity to explore some of the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth.

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Summer 1

 

I'm Not Cute! by Jonathan Allen

Baby Owl decides to explore the woods but all the animals he meets think that he is so cute and so fluffy that they all want to give him a hug! But Baby Owl tells them “I’m not cute!” A perfect bedroom read that all children will relate to. A real hoot!

 

 

 

 

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter

Poor Jemima. All she wants to do is lay her eggs in peace, and be allowed to hatch them herself. At last she flies off and finds the perfect place. Little does the silly duck realise that the charming gentleman who has lent her his woodshed is busily planning a delicious meal of . . . roast duck!

 

 

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.

 

 

Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs

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 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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