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In Year 2, our Class Teacher is Miss Hudson and our Class Teaching Assisstant is Miss Morley. On this page, you can find out about the learning that takes place in the classroom. Our learning links to specific topics that are designed to be taught across a two term time period. You can use this page to find out more about the topics we focus on. The page also contains a summary of what we will learn about in each topic. We hope you enjoy having a look at our page!
This term we will be looking at the topic 'Fire! Fire!'
History, Geography & Science
In history, the children will develop their understanding of the ‘Great Fire of London’ and order events chronologically on a timeline. They will also learn about Samuel Pepys and compare how life has changed since 1666. In geography, the children will be using maps, atlases and globes to locate and name the seven continents of the world, the 4 countries in the UK and their capital cities. In science, children will learn to identify, name and compare the properties and suitability of a range of everyday materials. The children will also learn to perform simple tests and gather data to answer scientific questions.
Children will be focusing on developing their drawing and painting skills this term. When drawing, children will learn to use different pencils to create different shades. They will also learn to talk about the different shapes, textures and patterns within their own and other artists’ drawings. When painting, children will learn to use watercolours, powder paint and ready mix paints effectively. They will also learn to mix two primary colours to create secondary colours. In music, the children will learn to sing a variety of songs with more accuracy of pitch.
PE and Healthy Lifestyles
During PE lessons, children will be learning and improving upon their balance and co-ordination in gymnastics. Children will develop their understanding of the importance of warming up and cooling down before and after exercise. With their MSP coach, children will be developing their passing and receiving ball skills in football sessions. Please ensure PE kits are in school Monday to Friday. In cookery, children will learn to use cutters to cut out ingredients safely and effectively.
In RE children will develop their understanding of Christianity. They will explore what the Christmas story teaches us about God.
In computing, children will develop core ICT skills such as changing the size and font of text and open and saving documents. They will also be learning about how emails can be used to communicate with others. The children will also learn about e-safety and how to stay safe online.
Learning for Life
Children will have the opportunity to develop their enterprise skills throughout the term and they will learn about where money comes from and they will understand that different countries use different coins and notes.
In tolerance lessons, children will learn about ‘caring friendships’. They will learn about how to be a good friend as well as exploring different emotions and how behaviour can affect other people.
In French, children will learn to count to ten, name colours and greet people politely.
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