Year 2 - Beech & Cherry Classes

Term 2

Welcome back to a busy term 2.  We hope that you have a restful half term and are ready for the new term ahead.

We are continuing learn about the world - locating and naming the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world in the topic ‘Christmas around the World’

In science, we are continuing with animals and their habitats learning about animal food chains.

During this term we will be celebrating ‘Story Telling Week.’ The children will be developing their creativity through a range of methods including; drama, art, music and poetry to name a few.

In PE, one session will be focusing on dance, in particular dance related to the Year 2 Christmas play – Baubles.  Please support your child to learn the song lyrics and given lines. Casting will take place very soon and children will be informed of their respective parts and lines.

The performance dates for the Christmas Play – Baubles is as follows:

Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 2pm

Thursday 14th December 2017 at 5pm

Friday 15th December 2017 at 10am.

The Christmas Play is a ticket only event, so please look out for ticket information in due course.

We would like to invite you to a Maths Party on Wednesday 29th November.  We will be holding 2 sessions – 2.15pm-3pm and 5pm-5.30pm.  (You only need attend one of these sessions.) Our aim is to share different methods & games to develop your child’s mathematical fluency and in turn making them a better mathematician.  We look forward to seeing you there – keep a look out for your official invitation!

Finally HOME LEARNING is due week beginning Monday 11th December where your child will present their home learning to their class. We are so eager to see all the fabulous hard work on this projects.

Year 2 Team

Term 1

Wow what a great start to the year. The children have settled into year 2 quickly and positively.

Stunning Start

We began the term by exploring different continents of the world. The children had the opportunity to discover what it is like to live in different countries by exploring the food, animals, weather and traditions in each one. They have also learnt the names of each continent, using the continents song to help them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNGJfg45QRI

Divali Light Festival

In readiness for storytelling week and as part of our geography and RE focus, the children learnt about the Hindu festival of Divali. They enjoyed designing, making, decorating their very own diva lamp. They then independently evaluated their work, thinking about which part of the creation stage was their favourite and what they would improve if they made them again.

Writing instructions

As part of our English learning this term, the children learnt how to give, follow and write instructions. The children had lots of fun giving their teacher instructions on how to make a sandwich and then had a chance to make their own sandwich step by step and finally eating it. This culminated in the children writing instructions about how to pack a suitcase for Mrs Tugwell’s trip to Tibet.

Welcome to year 2! We hope you all had a wonderful summer holidays and are feeling ready for a fabulous year 2.

We are starting the term with a mystery world tour, learning about different countries and finding out where they are in the world. This will lead to further learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans in the world. Why not discuss with your child any countries that you or family members may have visited? (Talking points – food, landmarks, culture, traditions)

Parents are invited to a Meet The Teacher event on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 2:45pm.

Watch this space for further information!