Year 2 - Autumn Term Curriculum
Welcome back after the summer holidays! We hope that you have all enjoyed your summer break and are looking forward to the academic year ahead.
Year 2 Staff : Class Teachers: Mrs. B. Irving (2I) & Mrs. J. Cooper / Miss C. Parnaby (2C)
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs. P. Hirst
Support Assistants: Miss M. Donnelly, Mrs. J. Spencer & Mrs. L. Harrison
This term we are looking forward to lots of new and exciting things.
Our topic for this half term is ‘London’s Burning’
Our topic is based around The Great Fire of London. We will study London as the capital city of the U.K. and learn to locate it on a map. We will then look at the Great Fire as a significant event in the history of the U.K. To supplement the children’s learning we will be visiting a Fire Service Museum in Rochdale towards the end of the term.
(See Topic Plan for full details)
In R.E. – we are covering the topics are ‘Chosen People’ and ‘Mysteries’. The children will listen to stories about God choosing Abraham, Moses and Daniel. They will also learn about The Trinity, Mary and Joseph and Jesus as God’s gift to us.
In Maths - we will be following the new primary framework for Maths. Please ensure your child recognises numbers up to, and beyond 100. They also need to know their number bonds to 20 and learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. You can support your child by practising these concepts at home.
In English – we will be focusing on spelling and grammar, non-chronological reports, diary writing and recounts. Please help your child by ensuring you practise their spellings and read with them regularly at home.
In Science - the children will be learning about different materials and their properties, and also how materials can change.
Physical Education (P.E.) - will take place on Tuesday (afternoon) and Thursday (afternoon), so children must ensure their P.E. kits are in school ready to be worn on those days. A P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps (indoor use) / sports trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school. All P.E. kit must be clearly labelled with your child’s name. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months.
In addition, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small stud earrings. Due to Health and Safety, pupils are not allowed to wear earrings for P.E., so please ensure your child can remove and replace their earrings as staff cannot do this. If they have just been pierced they must be made safe, i.e. taped at home and additional coverings sent in case of loss during the day to prevent injury during the lesson. The taping should be sufficient to prevent the stud post penetrating the bone behind the ear. If taping is not suitable for the lesson, then your child will miss out on P.E, and an alternative task will be provided for the child.
Homework and Spellings – Homework and spelling will be sent home every Friday evening. Homework is to be returned on or before the following Wednesday. It will build on what the children have been learning about in class.
Spellings will be sent home to learn on a Friday and your child will be tested on the following Friday afternoon.
This half term the children will be tested on their number bonds to 20. After the half term holiday we will begin to test the children on their 2, 5 and 10 times tables on a Friday afternoon. Please begin to practise these with your child at home.
Reading - The children will have an individual reading session once a week and they will receive two reading book which MUST be returned to school on their reading day. Please ensure that your child reads their reading book with someone at home as often as possible and record in their reading record.
School trip - this term we will be going to the Fire Service Museum in Rochdale. Details of this trip will follow.
Assembly - We will be having a joint Year 2 assembly on Friday, 17th November, 2:30 pm.
Additional letters will be sent out with regards to the following:
• School trips, Christmas Presentation, etc.
Mrs. B. Irving, Mrs. J. Cooper & Miss. C. Parnaby
Year 2 Class Teachers
Manchester Fire Museum
Last Wednesday year 2 went on a trip to the greater Manchester fire museum. We had a fabulous time and the children had the opportunity to dress up as fire fighters from the past, slide down the fire station pole and see the different vehicles from the past. We also had chance to listen to a story about a child's experience of the great fire of London and find out even more interesting facts for our topic.
2I have been learning about the features of instructions as part of our English work. We have written and followed instructions. Our favourite instructions to follow were the ones that told us how to make jam sandwiches! They were yummy!
Fire of London
As part of our Fire of London topic Year 2 did some bread making. We worked in groups from both classes. Luckily our bread didn't catch fire
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