Year 2 - Self-Controlled Squirrels
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Year 2 - Self Controlled Squirrels.
Welcome all you Self-Controlled Squirrels to the Year 2 Page!
This year the lead squirrels looking to Encourage you will be Mrs White, Mrs Fjield-Wong and Mrs Brown and all of us are very excited and looking forward to a 'nutty' year. There are lots of opportunities to Explore learning inside and out whilst Enjoying our time together.
Here is an overview of what books we will be looking at in each term and what our topic question will be in those terms.
Winter Term 2
Winter Term 3
Spring Term 4
Summer Term 5
Summer Term 6
Claude in the City/ Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
I wonder what is so special about Bristol?
Anna Hibiscus /TBC
I wonder what Africa is like compared to here?
Toby and the Great Fire of London
I wonder how London changed after the great fire?
The Jolly Postman
I wonder if the pirate’s life is for me?
Bob Man on the Moon
I wonder who went to the moon?
Storm whale/ 10 things I can do to help my planet
I wonder how we can help our world?
This document will share with your the overview of our learning for the whole academic year: Curriculum Overview Year 2
Term 3 has started with a crackle and a pop!
Year 2 is trying to answer the question: I wonder how the Great Fire affected London?
We started the Term by learning about the start of the Great Fire of London in 1666. We know that the houses were different then and that the fire itself started in a bakery. Therefore, we created out own Tudor houses and baked bread.
We also reminded ourselves on the need to fill each others buckets by playing a bucket filling board game.
WOW Term 2!
This term, Year 2 will be answering the question: I wonder what South Africa is like compared to here?
We've kicked the term off comparing the weather in England to South Africa in our weather diaries, preparing an extra spicy Mala Mala Fire Salad and learning a common song and dance from South Africa.
Can you spot the photos where we are practising our hip action? We would definitely get a 10 from Len!
What a Term 1!! Year to finished off this terms learning with a trip to The S.S. Great Britain. We wanted to finally answer the question: what's so special about Bristol? Well now we can. The children Explored the ship, Enjoyed workshops and guided tours, and encouraged each other to stoke the fires of the ship in hopes of reaching New York.
A great time was had by all and we all know just how special Bristol really is!
Today, Year 2 tried to scare away the pesky seagulls with their disgusting sandwiches!! As we are reading The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, we designed our own disgusting sandwiches. We used jam, lots of mustard and capers!! Would you want to eat those sandwiches?
Year 2, enjoyed the Art Attack Challenge day this term. They worked collaboratively to create a hot air balloon scene using the materials donated by Cameron Balloons. We are loving our I wonder what's so special about Bristol topic!
Year 2 had a fabulous first day at school! We explored the things we could build using Lego and junk modelling materials.
- Daily reading- 5 times a day for 5 minutesChildren to record in reading diary daily reading that is completed at home. Reading diaries need to be sent into school daily.
- Times table practice on times tables rock starsChildren should be going onto TT Rockstars at home daily for 10 minutes. This will support them with learning their 2,5,3 and 10 times tables.
- SumdogWork on Sumdog is set weekly by Mrs White. This work is personalised to each child and enables the children to focus on very specific learning to support their academic progress. This can be found under tasks under Sumdog.
Times Tables and Spelling tests:Every Friday, children will be tested in school on Times Tables and spellings. Spellings will be sent home termly and Arithmetic practice will be set on Sumdog weekly. On Friday, children will receive a score out of 10 which will be recorded in reading diaries for parents to see. Please ensure Reading diaries are brought into school daily.