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Year 2

Welcome to Y2!

 

General Information

 

Staff:

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

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:

 

Autumn 2: Ice, Ice Baby!

 

Get ready for an exciting time exploring the Polar Regions! This half term we will become explorers and learn about the countries within the Arctic Circle and the Antarctic focusing on what it takes to survive in the harsh conditions these environments present. We will find out how animals and humans have adapted to live in the extreme surrounding habitats. We will delve into the history of the Inuit people of the north and learn how Emperor Penguins in the south work together as a team. It’s all about survival!

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Autumn 2

The Great Explorer by Chris Judge 

When a famous explorer goes missing in the North Pole, his son, Tom, decides he must find him. And so a daring adventure begins across the treacherous icy terrain of the North Pole. Will Tom be able overcome the many challenges ahead and find his father?

 

 

 

 

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

There once was a boy and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole.

But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn’t what the penguin was looking for after all.

 

Lily and the Polar Bears by Jion Sheibani

One day Lily was playing on the beach with her Grandpa when she spotted something in the distance . . .
POLAR BEARS! Lots of polar bears! All floating on pieces of melting ice.

One evening, Lily is playing on the beach. And who should float in, but LOTS of polar bears! Lily is excited to welcome them home for dinner (of fish fingers and ice cream, of course) and to have them stay for a sleepover. Lily has even more fun with the bears when they go swimming, ice skating, and visit the fun fair - and it soon turns out that polar bears are really quite good at a lot things, becoming polar bear postmen, opening ice cream parlours, and even becoming astronauts!

 

How Big is a Million? by Anna Milbourne

Pipkin the smallest penguin is always asking questions, but what he wants to know most of all is how big is a million? So he sets off to find out, and along the way meets a hundred penguins, sees a thousand snowflakes and meets one new friend before being amazed to finally find out how big a million really is.

 

A Walk in the Tundra by Rebecca L Johnson 

Take a walk in the tundra. In this cold, harsh biome at the top of the world, summer is short. Carpets of wildflowers and grasses bloom in the bright sunlight. An arctic fox pup catches sight of a lemming. The fox pup pounces . . . The closer you look, the more life you see. Mosses, grasses, and wildflowers grow in the thin soil. Animals from bees to bears depend on the life growing in this chilly habitat Learn about this windy landscape though narrative text, crisp photos, and illustrations.

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