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Welcome to Year 2 - Mrs Carrá, Miss Foster & Mr. Heydon

Welcome to Year 2 with Mrs Carrá, Miss Foster and Mr Heydon. We feel so lucky to have our wonderful class for a second year!

What do I need to be me?

Our first topic has a strong focus on science. We are very excited to have a butterfly house in the classroom in order to observe the lifecycle of a butterfly first hand. Besides this, we will be looking at the lifecycles of other animals and considering how we, and animals, change as we get older. As part of this topic we will learn about what we need to stay healthy including diet, exercise and sleep! We will be creating a ‘Healthy Café’ called the Butterfly Café where, in the fullness of time, we will be creating smoothies and healthy fruit kebabs.  In art we are looking at animal markings and will design, make and use printing blocks. We will also learn how to mix colours. Our work in ICT will support our design skills in art and we will also be recording the lifecycle of a butterfly using a variety of computer programmes. In RE our first unit focuses on ‘Beginnings’ and we will be looking in-depth at the creation story.

Through the Keyhole

Our second topic focuses on historical investigation. The children will compare old and new objects identifying similarities and differences between each. They will be introduced to the fictional character of Detective Clueless, a slightly ineffective detective who is not very observant! He needs Year 2 to help him solve some cases in Hythe. In science we will explore materials people use to make houses and bridges and how the materials are chosen for their qualities. In English we will write a non‐fiction book linked to our science work on materials. In art we will learn to sew cross stitch embroidery using Victorian samplers as inspiration. In RE we will focus on ‘Signs and Symbols’ and reflect on Baptism.

Flying High

Our third topic will look at the history of flight and the story of the Wright brothers. In geography we will create maps using aerial photographs and figure out directions for Farther Christmas to travel to our school / home! In D.T we will learn how to build sliders and pivot levers to make moving Christmas cards, and in art we will create Christmas decorations to jazz up the classroom and your living room for the holiday season! In RE we will look at ‘Preparations’ and why it is necessary to prepare during Advent.

 A double session of P.E will be taught on a Wednesday and will be outside whenever possible.

Children still benefit from reading at home every night and their reading journals should be signed at least 4 times a week. Homework will be given on a Friday and should be handed in the following Thursday. Homework can always be found on the school website.

Year 1 Police Car 26.3.18
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