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Welcome to Year 2

2DP - Mrs Prince, Mrs Buxton

2SS - Mrs Spaven, Mrs Burnham

Nurture support - Mrs Clayton

Learning Mentor - Mrs Smickersgill

Last week we investigated materials. We were given the challenge of choosing a suitable material to keep something safe and dry.
Once we had chosen our material we put it to the test. We wrapped our object using the material we chose and held it under water for 5 seconds to test it! It turned out most of us had chosen wisely and therefore our object remained safe and dry! Those of us that didn't tried different materials until we found which ones were most suitable.
 Year 2 Long Term Plan 2023-24.pdfDownload
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Welcome to Year 2! In year 2 we love learning! We will strive to make learning as exciting and as memorable as possible. We insists on good manners and just want children to always try their very best! All staff are here to support the children’s learning and to ensure the children feel happy and safe at school. As a team we are completely committed to your child’s learning and are here to support you too! Please speak to us regarding any questions or concerns you have at any point!

This terms topic will be Travel and Transport

We will learn about different types of transport from the past and how significant individuals such as George Stephenson, the Wright brothers and Bessie Coleman have helped changed the way we travel over time. We will compare the similarities and differences between types of transport in the past with transport we have now.

Excitingly, our DT topic will be closely linked as we discover how wheels and axles work and create our own mode of transport.

In Science, our topic will be Growing Up. We will learn about the different stages in the life cycles of humans and animals and compare them.

PE will be on a Monday.

Reading Focus

This term we will be reading lots of different books and will be learning to review the books we have read. We will continue to re-read books matching the sounds we learn in phonics to help develop our reading fluency. During reading lessons we will be discussing new vocabulary and answering questions about what we have read. 

Did you know you don't need to be an expert to help with your child's reading?

Continue to re-read favourite and familiar books with your child.

Writing Focus

We will be reading and writing book reviews.
We will continue to pay close attention to using capital letters and full stops consistently in our writing and will also learn to: use different sentence types (commands, questions, statements and exclamations), use different types of punctuation

(. ! ? ,) and use conjunctions to extend our writing

Did you know you don't have to be an expert to help with your child's writing?

Write a review for a favourite book you have read together. What did you like/dislike about the book? Would you recommend the book to a friend?

Maths Focus

 This term we will be continuing to learn about 2D and 3D shapes. We will also learn about money, multiplication and division, length and height, mass, capacity and temperature.

Did you know you don’t need to be an expert in maths to help with your child’s maths?

Get out a range of coins. Can the children recognise and name them? Can they use the coins to make different amounts?

Year 2 Upcoming Experiences

Autumn trip to Kirkstall Abbey – Geography/Art
Spring trip to York railway museum – History
Spring trip to a Church and a Mosque – RE
Spring trip to Abbey House Museum – History
Summer trip to Whitby – Geography/History