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Koalas - Year 2

Spring 1 - PE- Gymnastics

In gymnastics, we have been learning different balances, rolls and shapes. 

Spring 1- Science

In Science, we are beginning to learn about living things and their life cycles. We started this topic by going on an evergreen and deciduous tree hunt around the school. Now we are classifying and grouping animals e.g. mammals, fish, amphibians. 

Spring Term

 

Please remember the school day starts at 8:40am and ends at 3:20pm. 

 

Extra information:

  • We have PE  on a Thursday afternoon and the children are able to come to school in their PE kits. We will be outside, so dress for the weather! 
  • Forest School is on Wednesday, we will be outside, so bring warm clothing and wellies please.  

 

Year 2 Spring Curriculum:

This term we have lots of exciting units of work and we have been busy preparing lots of fun lessons for you all to enjoy. 

In English, we will be continuing to practise our writing skills and will be writing narratives, letters and postcards. 

In Maths we will be focusing on multiplication, division, statistics, shapes and fractions.

In Science, we will be learning about Living things and life cycles.

In DT we are learning all about puppets, and we will be designing and making our own puppet!

In History, we are learning about Intrepid Explorers and will be focusing on Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.

We hope you are as excited as we are for all the learning we are going to be doing!

DT - Preparing a Healthy Snack 11.10.2021

We have been designing a healthy snack for the rest of year 2 to try. We chopped, mashed, peeled and grated some fruit and vegetables. In a few weeks, we will be making our own healthy snack!

Half Term Challenge 

At school we regularly participate in retrieval, where we recall and discuss previous learning. Please use the questions and talking points below, to challenge your child's retrieval on some of the learning we have completed this half term. 

18/10/2021- Great Fire of London WOW Day

 

We have had a brilliant day exploring the streets of London in 1666. We have learnt lots of new skills including candle making, weaving, perfumery and sewing! 

Reading Challenge

Some members of Koala class entered a summer reading challenge. Well done Boys!

Music - Week 6

During Autumn 1, we have been learning the song 'Hands, Feet, Heart'. We have also been using the glockenspiels to accompany this song. 

Science Week 1-6

 

Our science topic for this term is:

 

'Materials and their properties'

 

We began the topic by going on a material scavenger hunt around the school grounds. We found lots of materials ranging from wood to brick, glass to plastic, metal to rubber. We then spent some time discussing the features these materials have. We know that in science we call a feature a 'property'. Properties include flexibility, smoothness, roughness, hardness, softness and being waterproof. 

 

 

Bookman set us an important investigation to conduct, he wanted us to test materials that are waterproof as he needs a new rain coat. We had lots of fun carrying out this experiment in class, we used a range of materials including foil, sponge, plastic and wool and splashed them with water. Bookman wanted his coat to be flexible and strong as well as being waterproof. As a class we decided that plastic would be the best material to make Bookman's new coat.

 

We were curious to know who first invented the concept of a waterproof coat so we carried out some research. We discovered Charles Mackintosh designed the first waterproof coat in 1823 - a very long time ago! Ask us at home what Charles used to make his coat waterproof and what he named this style of coat....

DT 

This term we are learning about fruit and vegetables and how to prepare them. We used our senses to explore different fruit and vegetables. We drew, smelt, touched and tasted them. See if you can spot any pictures of when we tried a lemon slice!

Maths - Place Value

We have spent the first few weeks back in school working on place value in maths. We have learned to represent numbers using different concrete materials and recognise the tens and ones that make up these numbers. 

Autumn Term - Orienteering

We have been enjoying our Orienteering and Outdoor Adventure topic this half term in PE. We have been using the maps to navigate round our schools orienteering route, as well as playing lots of games to improve our map skills!

Goldilocks and the three bears

Our topic in English for the next few weeks is Goldilocks and the three bears. We will eventually be writing our own story in the style of this fairytale. 

However, on Tuesday, Goldilocks visited Koala class outside area! Ask your children about what happened!

Welcome to Koalas!

 

We are so excited to welcome the new Koalas class to school on Monday 6th September. Remember you are in your new classroom, but if you are unsure where to find us, look out for Miss Allen. The school day has changed slightly, so we look forward to you arriving at 8:40am, and home time is now 3:20pm. 

 

Staff working in Koalas class:

Teacher - Miss Allen

 

TA - Miss Holvey

 

Extra information:

  • We have PE  on a Tuesday afternoon and the children are able to come to school in their PE kits. We will be outside, so dress for the weather! 
  • Forest School is on Thursdays, we will be outside, so bring a coat if it is chilly. 

 

Year 2 Curriculum:

This half term we have lots of exciting units of work and we have been busy preparing lots of fun lessons for you all to enjoy. 

In English, we will be learning about Goldilocks and the three bears, and Not Now Bernard.

In Maths we will be focusing on place value, before moving on to addition and subtraction.

In Science, we will be learning about different types of materials and the properties they have, we will be conducting lots of fun experiments.

In DT we are learning all about preparing fruit and vegetables, so we will be doing lots of tasting, preparing and even creating our own healthy snack. 

In History, we are learning about the Great Fire of London, and have an exciting WOW day planned for the end of the half term. 

We hope you are as excited as we are for all the learning we are going to be doing!

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