Year 2

 Welcome to Year 2!
 
Class Teacher - Miss Kate Leah                  Class Teaching Assistant - Mrs Zoe Kalber
 
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Amazing Animals
Autumn Term – 1st Half

 

 

This half term our focus will be on The Three Billy Goats Gruff and learning about 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 Three Billy Goats Gruff story and changing the characters and the setting. Once we have been on our trip to Mrs O’Shea's we will then write a recount of our visit.  

A spelling sheet went home at the beginning of term but if you need another one, please just ask. The children are tested every Friday.

Maths

We will begin the half term by focusing on place value. We will look at how many tens and ones make up a number and compare them using the more than/less than and equal to signs.  

 

We will then move onto addition and subtraction and continue counting tin steps of two, five and ten.

The children have enjoyed 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 animals and their habitats. We will learn how animals adapt to their habitat and what they need to be able to do to stay alive.

 

Geography

We will look at the village of Lanner and how to plot a route to Mrs O’Shea’s house. We will identify geographical features on the map and create our own simple keys.

 

Art

We will look at how to mix different shades of green for grass and then create a collage of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We will create observational drawings of the goats.

 

 

RE

This half term we will look at how Christan’s worship God and a selection of parables that Jesus told.

 

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.

 

Visit to Mrs O’Shea’s farm

We will be visiting Mrs O’Shea’s farm on Tuesday 8th October. We will leave school after lunch and will return by the end of the school day.

 

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.

 

Spellings and homework sheets are attached