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Year 2 Class Squirrels

Welcome to Year 2 Class - Squirrels

 

 

Class Teacher:  Miss Williams
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Martin

 

Our topics this year are:

Autumn 1: London

Autumn 2: Winter

Spring 1: Amazing Places

Spring 2: Space

Summer 1: Minibeasts

Summer 2: Famous People

Please help your child learn their half-termly spellings and skills for their Math Challenge. These have been sent home via ParentMail.

Please note that for Summer 1, the CGP Maths Reasoning workbook will replace the half-termly Math Challenge. Please check weekly ParentMails for information regarding the specific pages to complete.

Reading books need to be in school every day. Please keep their book in the named plastic bag that we have provided.

Important notice - P.E. Days

This half term we are having PE lessons on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Children with pierced ears will need to be able to remove their own earrings before the P.E. sessions.

To find out more about Health and safety during PE lessons please look at the policy.

Our amazing learning Summer 2:

Year 2 Music Festival Song

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The children learnt a range of songs. They voted this song, 'Spider Music', as their favourite!

Summer 2 Topic: Famous People

 

We will be learning about various famous individuals. Some of these are authors including Roald Dahl and Roger Hargreaves, famous chefs such as Jamie Oliver, famous athletes including the Brownlee brothers and famous artists Vincent Van Gogh and Barbara Hepworth! 

For more information about what we are covering this half term, please visit the 'learning grids' section below or view this on ParentMail. 

 

If you would like to find some information about a famous person you are interested in, you can present this to the class. 

 

Do you recognise any of these famous individuals? Can you name them?

 

Summer 1 Topic: Minibeasts

Our topic for this half-term is minibeasts. We will be learning and writing about the ladybird's life cycle and creating our own story based on the 'Bad Tempered Ladybird' by Eric Carle. We will also write our recount of our trip to Norsey Wood. I wonder how many minibeasts in their microhabitats we will be able to spot when we are there?

To find out more about minibeasts through videos, games and other activities please visit:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mini-beast-adventure-with-jess

 

Our Amazing Learning Summer 1:

On the 28th April we walked to Norsey Wood for our forest school session. We had lots of fun searching for minibeasts, building dens, using a saw to cut wood and even toasting marshmallows!

Red Nose Day 2022- We raised money for good causes.

Dressing up as book characters for World Book Day. We had fun reading to Otters Class.

Our Amazing Learning Spring 2

 

Spring 2 Topic: Space

 

During this half term, we are going to be learning about how travel, including space travel, has changed and improved over time alongside the astronauts who have undertaken missions using these forms of transport. We will also be designing, making and evaluating our own space rockets.

 

For further curriculum coverage this half-term, please visit the 'Learning Grids' section above which has also been sent on ParentMail. 

Can you name any of these astronauts?

Our Amazing Learning Spring 1

China Arts Week

We have been learning about Statistics

We have been learning about multiplication and division

Spring 1 Topic: Amazing Places

During this half term, we are going to be learning about the Scottish Highlands and thinking about the similarities and differences between this remote part of the UK in contrast to Kenya in Africa. We are going to be creating a postcard on the Chromebook laptops that showcase Billericay as an amazing place to live! For further curriculum coverage this half-term, please visit the 'Learning Grids' section above which has also been sent on ParentMail. 

 

These images are of Billericay, Kenya and the Scottish Highlands. Can you tell which is which by looking at their human and physical features?

 

Our Christmas Performance

Autumn 2 Topic: Winter

This half term we are going to be identifying daily and seasonal weather patterns and discussing why it is colder in winter in the UK. In Art we will be having our annual 'Winter Art Morning' where we are going to be creating artwork inspired by the colours of winter. In Science we are conducting an ice investigation and learning about Arctic animals who have adapted to survive in cold conditions. In Computing we are going to be designing and creating a Christmas Card which we can print and in DT we are going to learn the skill of weaving to create an appealing Christmas decoration.

Autumn 1 Topic: London

This half term we are learning about our capital city, London. We will learn about a historical event, The Great Fire of London, along with key landmarks in the city and Paddington Bear stories.

Our Classroom

Our Remembrance Day Poppies


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