Year 2

 Welcome to Year 2!
 
Class Teacher - Miss Kate Leah                  Class Teaching Assistant - Mrs Tandy Ould
 
 
Summer Term 2nd Half - The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark
Nocturnal Animals 
 

 

This half term our focus will be on The Owl who was afraid of the dark and learning about nocturnal animals. Below is a brief account of what we shall be covering and some important information for the rest of the term.

 

English

We will begin by creating our own versions of the Owl who was afraid of the Dark story. Once we have been on our trip to the Owl Sanctuary we will then write a recount of our visit. We will finish the term by researching nocturnal animals and writing our own non-chronological reports.

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.

 

Maths

We will begin the half term by continuing our work on time and concentrate on telling the time to every five minutes and comparing durations of time. We will then cover capacity and temperature and finish the term by carrying out our own investigations.

The children continue 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.

 

Science

This half term we will be looking at nocturnal animals and their habitats. We will learn about their food chains and what all living things need to stay alive.

 

Geography

We will look at world map and plot where certain nocturnal animals are from. We will complete research on different countries.

 

ICT

We will use the internet to research nocturnal animals and how to copy and paste pictures into a word document. We will work on our word processing skills and create a powerpoint.

 

Art

We will look at how to create different texture within art and use this knowledge to create a drawing of an owl. We will use clay to make 3D models of nocturnal animals.

 

PE

We are very lucky to have our very own cricket coach for one of our PE lessons for the rest of the half term. Craig Williams will be working with the class every Tuesday until we break up for summer. Whole school Sports Week begins on Monday 1st July with Sports Day being held that afternoon at the school field. More details to follow.

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school.

 

RE

This half term we will continue our work on Hinduism.

 

PSHE

This half term we will focus on ‘Making Relationships and Feelings’ We will explore feelings within the context of our important relationships including family and friends. We also aim to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in three key social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings and empathy.

 

Owl Sanctuary Visit

We will be visiting the Owl Sanctuary on Wednesday 19th June. We will leave school at 9.15am and will return by the end of the school day. The cost of the trip is £10. You can now pay for this trip on the School Gateway.

 

End of Year Celebration

I would like to invite you in to share our terms work with your child at 2.30pm on Wednesday 17th July. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Spellings and homework sheets are attached