Year 2 2020 - 2021

Ms Hudson

Mrs Brown

Welcome to Class Two! 

Hello everyone! 

We will be continuing with our ‘Historical Heroes’ topic during the first week back. The children absolutely loved the ‘space’ section of this topic and we will be working towards writing letters based on the book we read before the holidays - ‘Letters from Space’. Following on from this, we will be starting our 'African Adventure,  an exciting new topic where we will explore the culture and geography of Africa and compare it to the seaside town of Southport. We will write descriptions of an African setting and re-tell the story of Handa’s surprise with a view to  writing own narrative. We will link our music to Africa too, learning some African songs and playing some rhythmic drum pieces.

In science, our topic is ‘All living things and their habitats’ and we hope the sun continues to shine as we explore our local habitat and investigate the specific characteristics of living things.

How living things are connected to their habitat - PBLafricansafari

I'm very excited about our art topic this term. We will be studying the sculptures of Anthony Gormley (Another Place) then creating our own clay sculptures after studying form and dimension of the human body through careful sketching. This will lead on to us exploring collage and creating a sea collage to display our clay sculptures.

Antony Gormley's Another Place. | LSTM

In religion, we will be talking about leaders and teachers in our community then learning about important leaders and teachers in Christianity and other world religions.

PSHE is carried through our SCARF activities.

To enhance our curriculum we have been really enjoying doing JOYTIME on Thursday afternoons which includes a whole variety of fun things associated with a different area of the curriculum each week.

Our P.E. day is on Wednesdays and we are moving into our athletics topic, working on running, throwing and jumping. Don't forget to wear your P.E. kits on that day!

Reading 

Reading is really important to us at St John's. Good readers become good writers and we really want to instill the love of reading into each child. Please try to read with your child three times a week. Don't forget to send book bags in on a Monday so we can change their reading books. :-)

Spellings 

Spellings will be tested every Thursday morning. Children will be given the opportunity to practise their spellings in school but should also practise at home as part of their homework.

In school, we will be focusing on the 'Common Exception Words' for the current year group and previous year groups where necessary. These are words that cannot often be spelt phonetically and are most commonly used in their writing.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on Class Dojo. 

Ms Hudson.

 

 

 

 

 

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Year 2: Gallery items

Easter craft., by H Hudson

Experience Harvest, by Mrs Griffiths