This week’s Learning at a glance

This week’s learning in Year 2 at a glance!

 

Year 2

Learning Link:

Heroes and Heroines

This term we will be focusing on the skills needed to be super writers through our Heroes and Heroines topic. We will study important figures from the past including Admiral Lord Nelson and his role in the Battle of Trafalgar. The children will learn about the changes in nursing by looking at the lives of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell and compare these to modern day nurses. We will look at traditional tales and use these to inform our own contemporary stories. In Art and Design we will look at a local hero, E. H Shepard and illustrate in his style. The children will be learning how to keep healthy as heroes do! They will grow some of their own fruit and vegetables at school and use these to make a healthy salad.
Mrs Clarke: mrsclarke@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Mrs Hills: mrshills@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Mrs Royce: mrsroyce@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Latest Curriculum Information Booklet: Spring Year 2

Year 2 Curriculum Evening Presentation

Year Group reminders

Please remember to return your child’s orange spelling book on Monday.

P.E is on Monday and Thursday.

We are learning about pets in Science this week.  If your child would like to bring in or email a photo or video of your pet in action that would be great!

Looking ahead to our SPACE day, the children will be taking part in a Design and Technology project where they will need a shoe box.  If you are buying any new shoes before March, please save the box for your child to bring in.  Thank you!

RE

Books – To know what books there are in Church and why they’re important.

English

To write the build-up, problem, resolution and ending for our traditional tales.

To edit and improve our work.

Phonics

To rediscover the l sound spelt –el and –le at the end of words e.g. label, squirrel and table, little.

SPAG

CEW: Parents, pass, path, people.  Spelling Rule: The or sound spelt a before l and ll: ball, almost, walk, altogether

Maths

Statistics: making tally charts and interpreting different values on pictograms.

Science

To ask and answer questions about pets.

Art and DT

Creating a Superhero comic book front cover.

Computing

To create a sequence of moves for a Robot Mouse.

French

Vegetables

Geography or History

To learn about the changes that Florence Nightingale made to hospitals and the impact she had on modern day nursing.

Music

Monday in -class session: Play our new singing games: Early in the Morning, Sally go round the sun.

 

Thursday session: Read Jack in a Box from a graphic score. Learn Lucy Locket and Star light and play the associated singing games. New song Tinker Tailor.

PE

Small team games to practise defence and attack

PSHE

To think about the special people in our lives

Homework

To aim to read every day for at least 10 minutes and to record this in your reading record book. Remember to log onto Bug Club if you need more books.

Maths homework on statistics will be posted on Friday 28th for completion by Friday 4th February.