We plan to have a great year!
We aim to read with your child twice a week in a guided reading session. Please enjoy reading the home reader together and initial in the comments section of your child’s planner.
Continuing from Year1, Year2 have a daily phonics input. Each Monday they have a spelling quiz based on the weeks learning.
Each Monday the children will have a mental maths quiz alongside their spelling quiz.
Our library day is Friday. If any parents are able to volunteer to assist with this, then please contact the office or Mr Straughan.
British Science Week 2019
This year the theme is 'Journeys'. Our investigation was based upon the magical powers of Roald Dahl's Matilda. In the book, Matilda can magically move things without touching them. We investigated static electricity to see if we could lift a tissue paper newt!
To promote links with the local community we have taken the children to visit the residents of Larchfield Manor. We took games to play and books to read. We had a lovely time getting to know the residents and they loved the time that they spent with the children.
World Book Day
As ever the children had a fabulous time dressing up as characters from their favourite books. We talked about the books we liked to read and we even had a team quiz about characters from traditional tales!
Thackray Medical Museum
We had a brilliant time at the museum! We dressed as porters and nurses and did lots of role play - bandaging wounded soldiers, cleaning the hospital, scrubbing the floors and even emptying the bedpans!
This half term our topic is Big Cats. We will be creating artwork based upon the African Savannah. We will learn how to write a non-fiction report then write our own report all about an African big cat. In design technology we will research the habitat of a big cat and then design and build the habitat which will include sliding and winding elements. In geography we will learn all about the different Savannah habitats of the world. As part of our Religious Education work we had a full day were we learned about lots of religions. In maths we will learn about fractions of shapes, groups and numbers.
Mrs Mason is a very experienced High Level Teaching Assistant. She will work with children from our class between Monday and Thursday. On a Tuesday afternoon she takes the class while Mr Straughan has non-contact time to allow him to plan and prepare next steps for the children.