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Little Lambs - Year 2

Mrs Lowe

Teacher

I have so many favourite books and I read at least one new book a week! I love going to the library and discovering a new world each time I start a story. My absolute favourites are the Harry Potter books and I re-read them every year. I have such fond memories of each book coming out and getting excited to see what was going to happen next. I loved the idea of receiving a letter when you turned 11 to find out you had magical powers! My favourite book in the series is Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban because I love the part where Harry and Hermione travel back in time to save Sirius. I wouldn't be able to pick a favourite character because there are so many I love but my favourite professor is Professor McGonagall!

Mrs Cunningham

There is something so special about getting lost in the pages of a good book. I love reading. My favourite thing to do is to curl up under a blanket with a good book and a hot chocolate. When I was young, I used to love reading 'The Secret Seven' and 'The Famous Five' books by Enid Blyton. Now I'm older I still enjoy reading mystery novels. My favourite grown up book is 'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern.

Summer 1

Welcome back after our Easter break! The title for this half term is 'Out and about.' Here is an overview of what we will be getting up to. 

In Science, we will be thinking about ‘living things’, the children will explore whether things are dead, alive, or have never been alive. They will look at habitats and microhabitats and look at how animals obtain their food from their habitats. We will also focus on food chains. The end point for this unit will be to design their own habitat showing understanding of basic needs and food chains.

In Geography we will be looking at the 4 countries within the UK, and their capitals. We will also be looking at the surrounding seas. The end of point of the unit will be for the children to be able to name the 4 countries and capital cities within the UK and identify their landmarks.

Phonics and spelling will be taught daily alongside our English lessons. This half term we will be writing with a purpose to entertain to start off with, looking at the stimulus of Caterpillar shoes’. Then, for the rest of the half term, we will be writing to inform, we will writing our own non-chronological reports on minibeasts and then about the UK.  

In maths, we continue to follow the White Rose scheme of work. Our focus in Year 2 will be continuing with fractions before looking at length and height and then position and direction. We will be continually reviewing our arithmetic methods throughout the half term.

In P.E, we will be focusing on map reading, children will work together throughout the unit to be able to follow symbols and read a simple map. The end point for this unit will be to follow a simple map.

In R.E. we will exploring the question: “What do Christians believe God is like?” We will be thinking about the story of the prodigal son and Jonah, and how these stories both show that God is forgiving and loving. We will also be thinking about how Christians pray to God to ask for forgiveness and about how Christians show their love to God.

In computing, we will be completing our ‘creating digital pictures’ unit, in which the children will look at the impressionist style of art and use 2paint a picture. The end point for this unit will be to use 2PaintAPicture to create artwork in the style of Piet Mondrian.

In PSHCE, we will be thinking about feelings with the Year 2s focusing on ‘big feelings’.

We hope you find the resources below easy to access for supporting your child's learning at home and understanding the key objectives being covered. The list below includes:
 
-Knowledge Organisers
This explains the key information and facts your child needs to know by the end of their topic unit with some visual aids and key vocabulary we will learn too.
 
-Calculation Policy 
This provides you with information about the key mathematical concepts and how these are taught during this Key Stage.
 
-Recommended Reads
This document lists texts we would highly recommend your child to access and read during their year group. Pupils are encouraged to select from this range of books.