We will be sending information home soon about our Year 2 trip to the seaside. If you have any questions please always feel free to call in and see one of us after school. We look forward to discussing your child’s progress at Parents Evening in March.

Many thanks

The Year 2 Team

Welcome to Year 2

We are having a big ‘push’ on reading at the moment and we would really appreciate if you could support us by reading at home regularly with your children. 5-10 minutes daily would be fantastic. Our class texts will be ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by Roald Dahl and ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson.  

Our Topics for this Year

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Welcome back to school everyone and we are looking forward to teaching the children another new and exciting topic! This half term we will be focussing on ‘The Secret World  Around Us’. As the title suggests we will be finding out about the hidden animals and minibeasts that live all around us. We will be launching the topic using the beautifully animated film ‘Arrietty’. The film is based on the children’s classic ‘The Borrowers’ and is about a tiny family who live underneath a house of humans. To survive they have to come out at night and ‘borrow’ things which they need. The idea of ‘borrowing’ without permission will form the basis of our philosophy/PSHE sessions. We will be creating small worlds and imagining how we might use different everyday objects if we were ‘borrowers’. We will be using lots of descriptive vocabulary in our work and we will write poems and narratives.

In science, we will be looking at the wildlife already in our school grounds and how we can encourage more in. The children will be finding out about different minibeasts and researching their preferred micro habitats and then we will be designing a custom made ‘minibeast hotel’. We will be researching the different types of habitats minibeasts need to survive. We will include some work on nocturnal animals. We will be using a film in literacy sessions called ‘Night Shift’, which focusses on a bat and the troubles he has sharing his habitat with noisy day time birds. 

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