Teacher - Mrs Stanton
Teaching Assistant - Mrs English
Welcome to Year 2!
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Our Class Saint is St. Clare of Assisi
A Step Back in Time
Our vehicle for the Spring Term is called A Step Back in Time. Children will be learning about the Tudor and Stuart periods in History and focussing on the Great Fire of London. They will be creating a museum for their families to visit and explore.
In RE children will read, dramatise and write about some of the Parables and Miracles of Jesus. they will develop an understanding of who Jesus was and what his ministry was. As we near Easter, children will learn about the Liturgical seasons of Lent and Holy week.
English and Guided Reading
In English we are reading Narrative history books: Vlad and The Great Fire of London and Toby and the Great Fire of London. We will be using both of these stories to plan and write our own fire escape stories. We are using the same texts in Guided reading, focussing on developing fluency for reading and answering questions based on what we have read. Later in the term, we will look at a range of Non-Fiction texts and learn about the features. We will then make our own Non-Fiction books about the Great Fire which will be available to read in our museum.
In Maths we are learning about Multiplication and Division. We will be finding multiplication and division facts and learning about the relationship between multiplication and division. We need to be able to recall facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
We will then move on to fractions and finding parts of a whole, linking this in to shape and finding fractions of 2D shapes.
In Science we are learning about materials and their uses. We will investigate why objects are made from certain materials. We will explore different materials to create a strong house and will test materials to see which would make the best waterproof trousers. We will also explore how materials can be changed by squashing, rolling, pulling and squeezing and use these skills to make salt dough Tudor people.
In History we are learning about life in Tudor and Stuart times and comparing with our lives now. We have already had a very enjoyable Tudor Day and will be visiting Ford Green Hall in March. We will then learn about The Great Fire of London and the Fire Brigade will visit to give us a talk about fire safety.
In Geography we have been learning about the four countries that form the UK. This will be developed further and we will focus on capital cities of the UK, in particular, London. We will explore the features of London and compare with Uttoxeter. We will be producing a tourist information guide for London which will be available to read in our museum.
Art & Design
We have worked really hard to create a collage of a Tudor house. Next we will be using our drawing and painting skills to make a portrait in the style of Hans Holbein. We will also learn how to weave using different techniques.
Design and Technology
We will be using our building skills to design and make a model of a Tudor house. We will design and make some examples of food eaten during Tudor times using paper mache. These will be displayed in the museum alongside some recipes that we have written we will also be following a recipe to create some Tudor soda bread.
In music we will be learning to play the recorder with Mrs Draycott. We will learn how to play a Tudor fanfare. We will learn a catchy song about the Great Fire of London.
We have a very exciting term planned with lots of interesting learning experiences.
The Year 2 curriculum vehicle for this term is 'Story Sacks'. The children will design and make their own story sacks to be sold to a local Nursery.
We are starting to think about what we might include in our story sacks and have spent some time with Nursery and Reception children, finding out the types of activities they enjoy doing.
Much of our learning this year will be linked to our curriculum vehicle. Religious Education will be taught as a separate subject.
In RE, pupils will be exploring Old Testament stories, learning about images of God found in the Bible and how to write their own prayers.
They will also learn about the life of Mary and Jesus and the call of the disciples. After half term the RE unit will be Special Celebrations, leading into Advent in December.
In English we will be using the Traditional Tale The Three Little Pigs to describe characters and settings. We will read different versions of the story and write our own Traditional Tale. To link with our curriculum vehicle, children will be exploring Nursery Rhymes as a form of poetry and writing their own. We will be reading a range of modern versions of Traditional Tales, developing decoding and word building skills, reading for meaning, making simple predictions and learning how to infer answers from the text.
In Maths we start the term by learning about place value. The children will be encouraged to use a range of equipment to demonstrate their understanding of place value. Once children’s understanding is secure we move onto addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers. The term ends by learning about money which will link with selling our completed story sacks.
History and Geography
History lessons will focus on key historical events that have been told over the years through Nursery rhymes and songs, and how communication has changed over the last 100 years, including the invention of the telephone.
Children in Year 2 have to develop mapping skills, so we will be walking from school to the library, creating a map of our route to help others find their way.
Art and Design/Design and Technology
In Design and Technology we have an exciting visitor from Pelham Puppets coming to present a puppet show and help the children to make a finger puppet each. Children will then design and make their own puppet using sewing skills, which will be included in their story sack. In Art and Design we will be exploring the work of famous illustrators, starting with E.H. Shepherd. Children will create their own cartoon illustration to match a Nursery Rhyme.
Finally, in music lessons the children will be learning to sing a range of Nursery rhymes, practising their performance skills. They will use tuned and untuned percussion instruments for accompaniment and will compose their own Nursery Rhyme.