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Welcome to Year 2!

Teacher: Mrs Brodrick 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs North, Mrs Couchman and Mrs Cardoz

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Welcome to Remote Learning - Week 7

Hello Year 2!

I hope you have all had a restful half term week, making the most of time to get outside and and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. In Week 7 we'll be working with fractions in Maths and using a video story as the basis for our English work. I'll be introducing you to two big projects where Tiny Ted needs our help. Firstly, he is planning a grand tour of the UK and wants our help to plan his travels and secondly, he needs a go-cart so that he can whizz down the slope by our classroom. In Science, we will begin be reading Michael Rosen's crazy poem, "The Woolly Saucepan" which will help us to start thinking about suitable uses for different materials.

 Remember  . . . keep busy, keep smiling, be kind and stay safe!

Mrs Brodrick smiley

Spring Term Overview of Learning

This term’s Science work will begin by looking at “Animals and Habitats” and then move on to planning and carrying out some investigations based around “Materials and their Properties”. Our History topic introduces the children to two important women from the past: Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We find out why these two nurses are so famous and compare their lives and their achievements. In Geography, we look at Famous Landmarks of the United Kingdom and study daily and seasonal weather patterns. Will our weather chart feature any “snow days” this year? The children will learn a variety of different printing skills in their Art lessons and will also have the opportunity to attend a screen printing workshop at the River and Rowing Museum. As vehicle designers in Design Technology, we explore how wheels and axels work. Using this knowledge the children design and make their own go-carts for Tiny Ted. PE this term focuses on Gymnastics and Dance where children learn to memorise and perform sequences of movements, and work collaboratively in pairs and small groups.

RE in the Spring Term will focus on The Bible as an important sacred text. Children look at a range of different Bibles and find out about how this book is structured and how it came to be written. We will explore why this book is so important to Christians and how it teaches people to live their lives. We look in detail at some key messages and stories from the Bible, finishing with the Easter Story.

 

English
We begin by diving into the deliciously naughty world of “Horrid Henry” which gives us the opportunity to write our own stories and character descriptions. Next, we become poets, writing poems based on windy weather. Learning about bees in science gives us the opportunity to write a non-chronological report. The children are then introduced to a British Classic – “The Wind in the Willows”. At the end of term, we visit Henley River and Rowing Museum where the popular Wind in the Willows exhibition really brings this tale to life.

Maths
This term continues to consolidate the children’s understanding of place value, encouraging them to be more confident with 3-digit numbers. Children will practise key addition and subtraction methods in a range of contexts including money. They learn the names of 3-d shapes and their properties, and learn to read all the times on an analogue clock. A big focus for this term is multiplication, division and fractions so it will be more important than ever to practise those multiplication facts on Times Tables Rock Stars.

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