Year Two 2016 - 2017

Miss Briggs

Mrs Drench

Welcome to Year Two News Page

 

Class Teacher: Miss Briggs

Student Teacher: Miss Francmanis


Teaching Assistant: Mrs Drench 
 

 
The topics we will be covering this academic year are:
 

Autumn 1- Great Fire Of London


Autumn 2- The Arctic/ Antarctica and the 7 continents (Christmas)


Spring 1- Space


Spring 2- Space/ Wonderful Walkden (Easter) 


Summer 1- Dinosaurs and Animals (SATS)


Summer 2- Victorians/Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside!
 

 

Year 2- SUMMER Term 1 Newsletter

 

 

Welcome back!  

 

I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter break! Yet again, we have a very busy half term ahead of us. This half term, alongside working towards our SAT’s, the topic in Year 2 is going to be Dangerous Dinosaurs and Animals. We will be having lots of fun, creating our own dinosaurs and we will be looking at many different plants and landscapes.

 

This half term:

 

Maths will include place value, mental and written addition and subtraction, money, doubles and halves and measures. When appropriate we will link Numeracy to our topic including creating dinosaurs using different measurements and collecting statistics about different dinosaurs.

 

Literacy will be based on silly poems and non-chronological reports as well as our daily phonics. English links will be made to the topic as we will be looking at jokes and silly poems about dinosaurs.The children will also be creating their own dinosaur and writing a report. As usual, weekly guided reading sessions will take place to support our development in comprehension skills.

 

Science-We will be focusing on variation through our dinosaur topic. This will include sorting different types of dinosaurs and prehistoric plants, identifying differences between plants and animals and explaining these differences and why.

 

ICT will be linked through the topic and Literacy. We will be adding sound and creating animations to go with our silly dinosaur poems. We will also be using the internet to research and find different information about different types of dinosaurs.

 

 

Art and design-we will be designing a new dinosaur to write about in Literacy. Using papier Mache, we will then be working with an older class to create paper Mache models of our dinosaurs and then painting them.

 

Geography- This topic is more history based but we will be introducing the topic by looking at the land masses in the time of the dinosaurs and comparing  them the world to today. The children will also be comparing how the landscapes have changed over time. We will be using atlases and maps to identify which countries and continents different dinosaur fossils have been found.

 

In History we will be comparing how the world has changed since the dinosaurs lived. Through this we will be investigating different types of dinosaurs and plants that lived then. We will also be comparing different theories as to why the dinosaurs are extinct and looking how some animals have changed and evolved through time.

 

Finally, the children will look into how to stop endangered animals today from becoming extinct.

 

Please make sure the children have their full PE kits in school, as during PE sessions the children will be developing their skills in athletics in preparation for sports day with Mr Tierney.

 

For all other Summer Term details, please read the Newsletter (a link can be found at the side of this page). It details the slight changes to homework.

 

 

Thank you for all your support, please get in touch if you have any queries or questions. We have many parent workshops and events happening this half term, so please look at the diary dates below (the children have also been given a copy to bring home). All other class/school dates can also be found on our home webpage.

 

 Miss Briggs

 

 

KS1 SUMMER TERM DATES

MONDAY 24TH APRIL

COFFEE MORNING 9AM

MONDAY 24th APRIL

YEAR 2 PARENTS SATS MEETING

MONDAY 1ST MAY

BANK HOLIDAY J

TUESDAY 2ND MAY

CERI BOYER SENDCO BEGINS

WK BEG MONDAY 8TH MAY

KEY STAGE 2 SATS WEEK

WK BEG MONDAY 15TH MAY

YEAR 2 SATS WEEK

WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY

LGBT DAY

WK BEGINNING MONDAY 22ND MAY

ENRICHMENT WEEK 3

MONDAY 22ND MAY

COFFEE MORNING

WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY

RSPB OUTREACH SESSIONS YEAR 1, 2 3

WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY

Parents CELEBRATION OF LEARNING

YEAR 1 3.30-4.00

FRIDAY 26TH May

Parents CELEBRATION OF LEARNING

YEAR 2 3.30-4.00

FRIDAY 26TH MAY

NON-UNIFORM DAY £1

HALF TERM

HALF TERM

SUMMER TERM 2

MONDAY 12TH JUNE

PHONICS SCREENING WEEK

THURSDAY 15TH JUNE

Y1 CHURCH –JESUS LOVES US- 1.30PM

WH BEG MONDAY 19TH JUNE-

CATCH UP PHONICS WEEK

WK BEG MONDAY 19TH JUNE-

ASSESSMENT WEEK

YEAR 1, 3, 4 ,5

THURSDAY 22ND JUNE

REFUGEE DAY

WK BEG MONDAY 26TH JUNE

SUMMER CELEBRATION WEEK BEGINS

 

MONDAY 26TH JUNE

COFFEE MORNING- SUMMER THEME

WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE

KS1 SUMMER FAMILY LEARNING WORKSHOP

FRIDAY 30TH JUNE

SUMMER CELEBRATION DAY

( BBQ’S PICNICS, GARDEN GAMES, ENGLISH SUMMER TEA PARTIES, CARRIBEAN DAYS, BEACH GAMES)

SATURDAY 1ST JULY

SUMMER FAIR- 11-1

WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY

KEY STAGE 1 SPORTS DAY 1.30pm

WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY

MOVE UP MORNING- YEARS 1-5

THURSDAY 13TH JULY

Y2 CHURCH –1.30PM

FRIDAY 14TH JULY

REPORTS TO PARENTS

MONDAY 17TH JULY

COFFEE MORNING

FRIDAY 21ST JULY

BREAK UP 3.20J

 

 

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