Year 2 – Spring Term 2nd Half
Class Teacher – Miss Kate Leah
Class Teaching Assistants – Mrs O and Mrs O’Shea
This half term our focus will be on the Great Fire of London. Below is a brief account of what we shall be covering and some important information for the rest of the term.
We will begin by creating our own fire poems, based upon ‘The Great Fire of London’ by Paul Perro. We will then create our own diary entries and write a set of instructions of how to bake bread. We will complete the half term by creating a news report.
A spelling sheet went home at the end of last half term but if you need another one, please just ask. The children are tested every Friday.
We will continue with Multiplication and Division and then move onto length and height and then Mass, Capacity and temperature.
The children really enjoy the challenge of 99 Club and trying to better their score each week. Please continue to keep up the practice at home as being able to compete mental calculations quickly can really help children with many aspects of their math’s work. Any questions please ask.
In Science we will be looking at different materials and their properties. We will discover why certain materials are more suitable for different uses and how the shape of some materials can be changed.
We will begin by learning about colour mixing to make the affect of a fire and then move onto drawing and learning how to draw a Tudor house.
We will learn the sequence of events throughout the fire of London and put them into chronological order. We will undertake our own research to find out what happened and look at the diaries kept by Samuel Pepys.
Our unit this half term is ‘We are Animators’. We will create our own storyboards and film short animations.
Our scheduled PE sessions are on Mondays and Fridays. This half terms units are Brilliant Ball Skills and Gymfit Circuits.
We complete our work on Christianity this half term and look in detail about why Easter is so important to Christians.
We will focus on our environment and how to protect it and the affect of Global Warming. We will then learn about navigation and the four different points on a compass.
Attached are some homework tasks that you may want to complete with your child. Please send them in so they can be shared with the class.
Miss Kate Leah
We love reading at Lanner! Reading to, and with, your child is one of the greatest gifts you can give as this early acquisition of a love for reading will ensure your children becomes a reader for life. Research shows that reading and talking to your child about stories, information books and poems from an early age benefits them for life.
Sometimes, knowing which book to choose can be a little confusing with such a wide range available, so why not have a look at the recommended reads below for Year 2 children. Many of these books are also available at the local library so, if you’re not already a member, why not take a look at the link below to join up?