Welcome to Year 2!
Our teacher in Year 2 is Mrs Brodrick and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Woodage.
We begin the term with an exciting Science topic entitled “Apprentice Gardener” which encourages the children to investigate seeds and how they grow into plants. We will be busy in our class garden, growing potatoes, lettuces, carrots, marigolds and nasturtiums.
In Geography we will be learning about a village in Mexico and comparing it with what we know about Crowthorne. Later on in the term we’ll extend this learning by looking at Mexican Food and designing, making (and eating) a healthy tortilla wrap. Our final History topic will focus on Recent British History and includes a Local History project about the TRL site in Crowthorne. Our Art work will link with our learning in Science as we study the paintings of Georgia O’Keefe and paint out own pictures of plants and gardens.
RE in the Summer Term will focus on Judaism beginning with an exploration of important Jewish artefacts, beliefs and practices. We will move on to finding out about different Jewish Celebrations. Learning about another religion will provide ample opportunities for comparisons with what the children already know about Christianity.
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. We test spellings on a Tuesday and give out new spellings the next day. Children can change their reading books whenever they are ready and should be encouraged to do so as soon as they come into school in the morning. We have the opportunity to visit the school library to swap our books on Thursdays.
We have begun learning about shapes and their properties. Have a look at this game and test your skills!
We have been learning about past tense verbs and using these in our writing. Can you launch the rocket by selecting the correct past tense verbs?