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Year 2

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The Year 2 Team

Miss Leyla Arezoo (Class Teacher)

Mrs Emily Stiles (Class Teacher)

Mrs Sarah Saunders (Class Teacher)

Mrs Nikki Edgar (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Sara Crawford (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Karen Wait (PPA)

Mrs Roz Flello (PPA)

 

....our doors are always open. Please do come and see us if any matters arise. The best time to do this is after school or on a WEDNESDAY MORNING during open registration. If you require a longer appointment, please make an appointment at the school office.

 

 

 

 

Summer Term

Our topic this term in DINOSAURS.

The whole school curriculum skills focus is now DT and British Values. 

We are really looking forward to developing the following skills as we design, plan and make our own dinosaur puppets.....

DT1: I think of ideas and plan what to do next, based on what I know about materials and components.

DT2: I select the appropriate tools, techniques and materials, explaining my choices.

DT3: I use models, pictures and words to describe my designs.

DT7: I use accurate measurements in cm.

DT8: I use scissors precisely when cutting out.

DT9: I join textiles.

DT10: I have made a textile product that has a good finish and can do the job it was made for.

 

Alongside our DT focus, we will also be embarking on our exploration of Dinosaurs with themed weeks as we progress through the term. Our history, science, some English, art and ICT work will often be linked to our topic. Here is an overview of the weekly themes:

Week 1: What was the world like? (Pangea and land mass)

Week 2: Families and body features.

Week 3: Evolution and Mesozoic eras.

Week 4: Herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

Week 5: Speed and size.

Week 6: Flying and swimming.

 

During this time, please do feel free to add to our classroom exploring areas with artefacts, toys and books that you might have at home. Please do ensure that they are named so that we can return them!

 

Look out for our persuasive writing displays! Last term, we had the opportunity to consider our Rights Respecting properly with our African theme. The children were really able to put this into context when we studied Article 24. They felt so strongly about the injustice of how some African children do not have the same opportunities as us. The children have written letters to important people to show their concern. We are so proud of their writing- we hope you are too. What fabulous citizens of they world they will become! (Article 24 (health and health services) Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.)

 

This page will be updated every month. We endeavour to keep you as up to date as possible and will also communicate via ParentMail. This term will be a busy one; especially with arrangements for Special Agents Training School. If you have any concerns or queries, do contact any of the team via the usual methods please and not social media.

 

 

My FUN blog.

This month, Bella is trying to get her computer badge for BROWNIES. Here is her blog to show you what she's been up to recently.....!

 

Hi my name is Bella. 

Year 2 is really FUN! 

Our topic is dinosaures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have a book of the month it is called 'Lost and Found.' and it's written by Oliver Jeffers.

How many characters are in the book?

A:0

B:99

C:4

D:2

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Dinosaur timelines

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Easter Hat Competition

Word Class sorting. We have had a grammar and punctuation focus for the last 2 weeks in English. In these pictures, you can see us sorting words into verbs, adjectives, adverbs and nouns. Ask your child if they can explain the 'job' that these words do in sentences!

Applying number strategies. We have recently learned how to using 'exchanging' to break through a tens block (for subtraction). We have also been using different resources to help us make arrays (multiplication)

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