Year 2

 

 

 

WELCOME TO YEAR 2!

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There are two classes in Year Two. These are Cedar and Sycamore.

The teacher in Cedar is Mrs H Walker and the teacher in Sycamore is Miss Harrison.

Our teaching partner is Miss Gill.

Our teaching assistant is Mrs Brown.

 

Things to remember…

On Wednesay and Friday Cedar class do P.E and will require their P.E Kits.

On Wednesday and Friday Sycamore class do P.E and will require their P.E Kits.

Sycamore will do library on Monday and Cedar on Tuesday.

Homework and spellings will be given out on Wednesday and should be returned the following Monday.

Spelling tests will also take place on Mondays.

 

OUR LEARNING CHALLENGES

Autumn First Half Term

Florence Nightingale

 

Our Learning Challenge for this half term is …

WHO WAS THE LADY WITH THE LAMP?

During this Learning Challenge we will be looking at famous people and characters from the past and present including Alexander Fleming and Florence Nightingale. To start the Learning Challenge we will introduce the theme by looking at famous people and role models. This Learning Challenge is History based. We will be looking at how famous people from the past still have influence today e.g. Florence Nightingale sanitised the hospitals during the Crimean War. We will compare artefacts from the past and present and discuss the differences.

 

Autumn Second Half Term

 

Queensbury Sign

Our Learning Challenge for this half term is …

WOULD OLLIE THE ORANGUTAN FIND QUEENSBURY EXCITING?

During this Learning Challenge we will be looking at Queensbury, Bradford and finding out about Borneo. To start the Learning Challenge we will introduce the theme by looking at where we live and what facilities Queensbury has to offer. This Learning Challenge is Geography based. We will be using maps to locate our school and our homes, different places in the U.K. and across the world. We will be walking along the high street to investigate what the buildings in Queensbury are used for.  We will find Borneo on a world map and find out about the landscape, the people and animals that live there.

 

Spring First Half Term

Our Learning Challenge for this half term is …

 

CAN YOU BE A MATERIALS MAGICIAN?

During this Learning Challenge we will be looking at a range of different materials and their properties.  To start the Learning Challenge we will introduce the theme by finding materials in the school and home environment.  We will be thinking about why different materials have been chosen for a specific purpose. This Learning Challenge is Science based and will be linked to our Literacy work about the Julia Donaldson stories. We will be looking at ways of testing materials for a range of different properties.  We will learn about transparent, translucent and opaque materials, absorbent and waterproof materials, the strength of different materials and which materials float or sink.  We will talk about the different ways we can design a fair test and use a range of science skills including observation, predicting and recording.

 

Spring Second Half Term

Arts and Music Theme

Each year our Spring 2 Learning Challenge changes, but it is always focused on The Arts.  The Learning Challenge incorporates The Arts in the widest sense, including Art, Music, Dance, Poetry etc.  The theme culmintates in an amazing Arts Festival created by the whole school.  It really is an event not to be missed – look out for the date during the Spring term.

 

 

Summer First Half Term

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Our Learning Challenge for this half term is …

WHAT IS THE SAME ABOUT CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH?

During this Learning Challenge we will be looking at Judaism and Christianity. To start the Learning Challenge we will introduce the theme by looking at artefacts from both religions. This Learning Challenge is R.E based. We will be having a visit from a Christian faith tutor to hear about life as a Christian. We will compare and contrast the lives of Christian and Jewish people looking at how their lives are affected by their religions on a daily basis.

 

Summer Second Half Term

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Our Learning Challenge for this half term is …

WHAT ARE MY RULES FOR A GOOD LIFE?

This Learning Challenge has a PHSCE focus. During this half term, we will explore the idea that everyone is different and unique, and look for ways of celebrating this in school. We will also think about feelings and how our actions impact on other people’s emotions. There will be time to think about right and wrong and the consequences of choosing to do the wrong thing. We will look at ways in which we can stay healthy and look after our bodies (including medicines). Finally, we will learn about people in our local area and the jobs that they do.