Welcome to Year 2
Teachers: Mrs James and Miss Sargison
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Tucker, Mrs Quigley and Mrs Aquilina
Our topic this term is ‘The Rainforest’.
First we will begin our topic by learning all about the rainforest including the plants, climate and animals. We shall then be writing a non-chronological report about a rainforest in Literacy. In Art, we will be designing and making a collage of a rainforest animal. We will then be making a rainforest with a mechanism in DT. Next, in Geography we will be looking at different types of maps and creating our own simple map, with a key, to help navigate through a rainforest. Nearer the end of the term, we will be learning about an explorer, Christopher Columbus and how he influenced history.
In Numeracy we will be linking to our topic work where possible and learning about time, reading scales and position and direction.
Key concepts being taught this term:
Literacy- A non-chronological report and a newspaper report.
Numeracy – Recapping addition and subtraction, time, reading scales, position and direction.
Science- Living things and plants
Computing- E-safety and coding
Design Technology- Rainforest mechanisms.
Geography – Compass directions and creating simple maps/plans.
History- Learning about Christopher Columbus.
P.E and Games – Tennis skills, athletics and football rounders.
R.E/ PSHCE- Symbols
Our P.E. days are on: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Homework is given out on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. Spellings are given as part of the weekly homework.