Welcome to Year 2!
The Teachers and Teaching Assistants in Year 2 are:
Team Leader: Miss Allen
This is an exciting and important year for your child as they move from Year 1 to Year 2. We aim to provide a smooth transition between year groups through Zoom meetings, transition information sheets and settling in activities upon return to school in September. It is of great importance to us that the children are supported in the best possible way to ensure they feel safe and happy to learn.
We work through a topic based approached to your child’s learning. This allows them to become immersed in the topic regardless of the specific subject.
On a final note, we always welcome parents or grandparents to help with reading and other activities in class on a regular basis or for a specific purpose. If you are able to offer your time, please get in touch with your child’s class teacher.
Summer Topic - Scented Garden
English - In our English lessons we will study different forms of narrative, such a Camille and the Sunflowers, Jack and the Beanstalk. We learn to write recounts, non-chronological reports and descriptive sentences. We will also learn how about imperative verbs and time connectives when instruction writing about planting.
Art and DT - In our Art and DT sessions we will look at famous artists, such as Vincent Van Gogh, Jan Davidsz De Heem and Andy Goldsworthy. We will study the use of line, tone and colour as well as using natural materials to create pattern and form. We also create 3D flower sculptures using recycled plastic bottles.
Maths - In Maths we will be learning how to tell the time in intervals of quarter past, quarter to half past and on the hour. We will be linking our Geography mapwork to learn how to describe position and use directional language. Finally, we will be recapping on multiplication and division facts 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s times tables.
Science - As part of our Science learning we will be observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will find out how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. We will also learn to label parts of a plant and their different functions. We will also investigate the effect of food dye on plants and what happens if we change the conditions they grow in.
Geography - In Geography we will be learning to use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds. We will build on our knowledge of human and physical features, identifying them in our surrounding environment. We will create maps of the school including a key and write instructions of how to get from one place to another.
PE - As part of preparation Sports Day, we will be developing our Athletics skills in throwing, running, jumping and working as a team. We will practise the art of good sportsmanship and how it is important to encourage others positively.
RE - In Religious Education we will be answering the big question What is Jumu’ah? We will learn about the 5 Pillars of Islam by looking at the Qu’ran, finding out about a Mosque, how they worship their God Allah and other features of their special holy day.
Computing - We are going to be learning to understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
Music: - In Music we will be learning the ‘Friendship Song’. This is a song by Joanna Mangona. We will be listening to other pieces of music too and appraising them. These include ‘Count on Me‘ by Bruno Mars, ‘We go Together’ from Grease, ‘You Give A Little Love’ from Bugsy Malone, ‘That’s what Friends Are For’ by Gladys Knight and ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me’ from Toystory. We will be playing games, singing, playing instruments, improvising, composing, performing and sharing our work.