Welcome to Year 2! We have enjoyed lots of excellent learning opportunities this term including preparing and caring for our own vegetable patch, growing monarch butterflies and a science day! With lots more exciting things planned it’s set to be a great term!
Year 2 had a very enjoyable afternoon in the meadow on Friday. We said goodbye to our class butterflies as they flew off into the sky on their way across the world to warmer climates. We have learnt the life cycle of a butterfly through a hands-on experience. Thank you to the PTFA for the amazing learning opportunity.
This week we had a fantastic time in the forest. We built and lit our first fire and found out about how to put out a fire safely.
Our class enjoyed a fun-filled pirate day to start off our new topic ‘Land Ahoy!’. We particularly enjoyed spending time making treasure maps and pirate hats.
We are very excited as our chrysalis have finally emerged into beautiful butterflies! We are feeding them on fruit and are looking forward to releasing them in the meadow soon.
Polar Explorer Project - Science Day
We all really enjoyed the PEP Science day! We learnt all about The Arctic and The Antarctic. We learnt how to locate them on a World map and to compare their similarities and differences using a venn diagram. We discovered that both regions are covered in ice and that the ice is melting because of global warming. We also investigated how ice melts when heated. Scientists visit the polar regions to measure the ice, light and discover new species of plants and animals.
What do polar explorers eat? We explored the diet of a polar explorer and even tried some for ourselves! We learnt how important a balanced diet, high in protein and fat, is for people working in the polar regions.
Year 2 enjoyed a wonderful pyjama day!
We transferred the chrysalis to their new home and are eagerly awaiting their transformation!
This term our text is Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diving Diary by Simon Bertram. We will be learning to act out the story using Pie Corbett’s Talk for Write. The book provides brilliant opportunities for writing and other activities.
We will also be continuing our hard work on our writing skills including the use of apostrophes, commas in lists, exclamation marks and types of sentences.
In Maths we will be revisiting all the learning done so far as well as a few new topics. We will re-cap numbers and place value, addition and subtraction, times tables and fractions linking these to our daily problem solving skills. We will find out more about capacity and volume by estimating, measuring and comparing.
In computing, we will be taking photographs of the school vegetable patch and meadow. We will import these photographs into PowerPoint presentations and save them on our Pupil Shared Area. We will also use computers to retrieve data and research information on our topic.
This term our weekly science lessons will explore the world of plants! We will find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. We will grow our own plants both indoors and outside in our vegetable garden. We will be able to observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will do this by looking closely and using simple equipment. With our data we will suggest answers to questions and classify our findings.
This term our virtues and values units are Easter and Pentecost.
In the unit Easter, the children will learn and understand the stories of Easter from the New Testament and of the symbols the Church uses to celebrate the Season. They will learn about the Resurrection and the Risen Jesus, other characters involved and their reactions. They will be able to identify the symbols used and explain their significance.
In Pentecost the children will learn and understand the story of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit. They will understand that the Holy Spirit was the promised gift of Jesus and recognise the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians today. The children will know that Confirmation is a celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit.
We will post some of the home learning tasks that the children complete this term.