Welcome to Year Two
(Teacher in 2EH)
(Teacher in 2SB/LP)
(Teacher in 2SB/LP)
Ms M. Barfoot
AUTUMN TOPIC PROJECT
Our new topic is called Once upon a time. We will be learning about different castles and their parts, as well as famous battles.
We welcome any extra learning that takes place at home including projects around our topic. You may want to do some research into a castle, or take photographs and write some sentences about a castle you have visited. You may even want to do an art project or model – the possibilities are endless!
TOPICS THIS TERM
Science: Everyday materials looking at how objects can be changed and identifying which is the most suitable material for an umbrella. Scientist focus: Charles Macintosh – first person to invent the waterproof material
R.E.: Christianity with a focus on kindness.
P.E.: Outdoor adventurous activities including teamwork and forest school type activities. Gymnastics with a focus on balances and making shapes.
Art: Collage techniques of cut, coil, fold, roll, tear and twist. We will look at the Bayeux Tapestry for inspiration.
ICT: e-safety with a focus on online relationships. We will also look into digital literacy of recording videos and putting them together.
DT: mechanisms to create our own pop-up book!
PSHE: Relationships. We will focus on making friends, feeling lonely, resisting pressure, and playing/working cooperatively.
Just a reminder that P.E. and Games are on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child wears their P.E. kit (plain white top, black bottoms) to school on these days, including appropriate footwear. Please ensure earrings are removed for safety reasons.
Please make sure that your child is reading daily out loud as well as to themselves. It would be really helpful is you could support your child with their fluency but also asking questions about what they are reading to ensure that the children are understanding what they read. Please record this on your child’s reading diary using the Boom Reader (previously Go Read) app, so that they receive the relevant rewards
Your child will also be using TimesTable Rock Star and will be given a log in for this. This is to support their timetable knowledge with quick games that can earn them points to change their avatar.
Look for opportunities to discuss numbers within the environment, simple addition problems while you’re at the supermarket etc.
Play simple spelling games like hangman, eye-spy, complete word searches etc.
Make sure your child is ready to learn and not tired when they comes to school and that they have eaten breakfast.
Be interested in what your child has been doing at school, encourage them to be inquisitive and follow their ideas through to a natural conclusion.
In the autumn term our Topic is ‘Once Upon a Time’. We will be learning all about traditional castles and knights and we will visit Warwick Castle. You might like to research castles with your child. For example, you could visit the library or research on the internet about where local castles are located, or even learn about where they are on a map. We would welcome any research notes, posters, or pictures that your child has worked on with you!
If you have any questions, concerns or worries please speak to a member of the Year 2 team, using the contact us link on this website or through Class Dojo, where we will be happy to help.