Spring 1 Newsletter
Term: Spring 1
Topic: The Selfish Giant
Our topic this half term is 'The Selfish Giant'. Our role-play has been transformed into a 'Potting Shed' where the children can pretend to be getting their plants ready to make a beautiful garden. Inside the potting shed the children will have science, maths and English challenges related to our objectives. In English, we will be finding out about various things such as how to write a set of instructions; humorous poetry and narrative writing. In Maths we will be learning about money, statistics, time, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and measurement. In our Science lessons we will be finding out all about plants, what the different parts of a plant are called and what plants need to survive. We will also be designing and making castles and puppets of the selfish giant. In our music lessons we will be using instruments to add sound effects to a story which we will record using simple notation. We are looking forward to our educational visit to Emma Bridgewater as we will also be learning all about different famous people from our area.
Autumn 2 Newsletter
Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Winter Babies
Our topic this half term is 'Winter Babies'. We will be reading the stories 'Little Polar Bear and the Big Balloon' and 'Solo' as well as reading and writing about polar bears in a non-chronological report. Our role-play has been transformed into an exciting, icy igloo where the children can pretend to be arctic animals or explorers. Inside the igloo the children will have English, Maths and creative challenges to complete. In Maths we will be learning about money, statistics, time, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and measurement.
In Science lessons we will be learning all about animals and what they need to survive, as well as matching adult animals to their babies. We will also be making pictures with moving parts such as moving polar bears and a moving balloon picture. In dance we will be pretending to be sleepy polar bears waking up and moving through their day. We are looking forward to our educational visit to 'Chill Factor'.
Autumn 1 Newsletter
Term: Autumn 1
Our topic in Year 2 for the beginning of the Autumn term is 'Superheroes'. We will be looking at fictional Superheroes as well as real life heroes! Our role-play has been transformed into a Superhero den. Inside the role play the children will get the chance to undertake their own Superhero missions. We also have English, maths and creative challenges for the children to complete. In English, we will be looking at different genres linked to our Superhero topic including character descriptions, setting descriptions and Superhero story writing. In Maths we will be learning about number and place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be finding out about fractions, measurement, shapes and position and direction. We will be having lots of fun designing superhero masks, gadgets, capes, badges, shields and costumes. We will also be making superhero healthy snacks and listening to the exciting theme music from our favourite superhero movies.