Welcome to Y2!
Staff: The class teachers this year are Mrs Blythe, Mrs Cook (Monday-Wednesday) and Miss Herrington (Thursday-Friday)
Helping to assist in our classroom will be Mrs Smith, Mrs Aspin (HLTA) and Miss Falconer (Wednesday-Friday mornings)
Our PPA is on a Wednesday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Hill who delivers PSHE and Mrs Flint who will deliver Art.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that PE kits are brought in on Monday so the children are properly prepared for both lessons. Although we try to make sure kit goes home with the right child, this is sometimes a struggle and misplaced kit can be located in the Y2 cloakroom.
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 point or even a Green Card!
Home Learning Menu
Autumn 2- Ice, Ice Baby!
To kick off this half term, we will be exploring the Arctic Circle, its climate and physical features. We will go onto learn about the animals that inhabit the Arctic Circle and compare our living environments. As scientists, we are going to sort objects into categories of living, dead or never alive. The children will be researching a variety of habitats and finding out about food chains. As part of our religious studies, the children will learn about Advent and the story of Rama and Sita. Using all of the knowledge learned the children will be creating a non- chronological report about Antarctic animals. They will then continue their learning within Literacy by writing a newspaper report. As mathematicians, the children will be learning how to multiply and divide. To end our half term, we are really excited about performing our Christmas play 'the Magical Christmas Jigsaw to our grown ups.
Books to enjoy at home!
A simple tale about a boy and a penguin and their growing friendship.
One day the penguin just turns up at the boys house and the boy presumes he is lost so takes him to the lost and found office. Once they reach the office he discovers no one is missing a penguin. The boy then goes on a journey to try and find out where the penguin has come from.
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!
Tom’s explorer father is lost somewhere near the North Pole. Rather than taking the conventional course of action and enlisting the help of experts, Tom sets off to find his father all by himself.
This book, based on traditional stories from the Inuit people of the Arctic, tells of the special relationship between an elderly Inuit woman and a polar bear.