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Find out what are learning about in Year Two!
PE and Swimming
This term, the children will have PE or Swimming on the following days:
2F Miss Finn
PE on Tuesday and Swimming on Wednesday
2A Mrs Armbrister
PE on Tuesday and Swimming on Wednesday
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...so we have decided to learn all about the seaside. We will begin by sharing the story of The Storm Whale and becoming authors as we create our own narratives based on the story. We will investigate living things and their habitats at the seaside and how different animals adapt within their environments. We will explore the geography of coastal regions in the UK and use maps to identify different locations using our position and direction skills. We will use all of our knowledge when we visit the seaside whilst enjoying a train ride and an ice cream. Finally, we are looking forward to moving onto Year 3 and will spend lots of time preparing for our new start in a new Key Stage!
Our topic this half term is Magnificent Monarchs. We will learn all about the modern Royal Family and be looking back in time to compare what life was like during Queen Victoria’s reign to what life is like today. We will explore the life of Queen Elizabeth II and learn about her many achievements as the longest reigning monarch in British history. We will be finding out how the nation will join together this year to celebrate The Platinum Jubilee and understand the importance of this date within our history.
In science, we will be investing growth by observing the germination of a bean. We will explore a variety of seeds and bulbs and conduct an experiment to find out what plants need to grow healthy and strong.
Our exploration of growth will continue as we celebrate British Science Week. We will investigate how we grow as we get older, find out about the growth of trees and test different materials to find out how stretchy they are.
As mathematicians, we will be learning about shape and statistics alongside developing our reasoning and problem solving skills with our new ‘Problem of the Day’ challenge. We will also continue to develop our fluency with number skills through our daily Mastery Maths sessions.
This half term, we are travelling back in time to the 1600's for our topic, Bright Lights, Big City. First of all, we will be exploring the Bubonic Plague and making comparisons to the current Coronavirus Pandemic. Following this, we will be learning about the Great Fire of London, how it started, what happened and how it was eventually put out. We will be welcoming the Freshwater Theatre Company in to experience first hand what life was like during the Great Fire. We will also be looking at the lives of Samuel Pepys and Sir Christopher Wren and why they were important. In maths, we will be looking at money, multiplication and division while continuing to develop our fluency in Mastery Maths and improving our timestables using TimesTables Rockstars.
In Year 2 our first topic is called, Take off around the world. Each week, we will travel around the world exploring a different continent and the surrounding oceans. We will develop our writing skills using full stops, finger spaces, capital letters and coordinating conjunctions. We will be developing our writing across all of the curriculum subject areas. As we journey around the world, we will become scientists as we discover animals in their habitats and become artists as we design and make African inspired prints. Also, we will become historians as we find out about the lives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and compare Captain Scott's famous Antarctic expedition with modern day explorer Felicity Aston.
In maths, we are learning about place value, addition and subtraction, while developing our fluency in Mastery Maths every morning.