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INSET DAY - Friday 24th May. Break up for half term, back to school Monday 3rd June (no bagels first day sorry!)

Polar Bears Y2

Welcome to Polar Bears' class page!

Year 2

 

 Mrs Smith and Mrs Harrison are the teachers in Polar Bears and Mrs Hawkins and Miss Fox are the teaching assistants.  If you have any questions, pop in and catch one of us! 

Our Topic Question for the Summer Term is...

 

Would you rather live in a castle or a coal mine?

English
In English, we will be reading lots of great stories. Reading is fun, relaxing, inspiring and very important!

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     Talk for Writing will help us to produce some fantastic writing this term. We are going to be focussing on instruction writing, non-fiction information texts, persuasive leaflets and narrative.

 

We will also be building different sentence types in our 'Rainbow Grammar' work and focusing on letter and number formation in daily handwriting.

 

Maths

In Maths, we will be revising all 4 calculations, using money, worded problems, capacity and preparing for our SATS tests.

 

Science

Our Science topic will focus on plants and working scientifically.  We will be planting, observing plants grow, learning what plants need to grow and recognising common garden and wild flowers.

        

         

 

     

 

Through our topic work we will be aiming to answer our topic question...

 

Would you rather live in a castle or a coal mine?

Our learning will be centred around visits to Warwick Castle and Pleasley Pit.

  

 

 

Our learning will focus on how and why castles were built, the parts of a castle structure and the different roles and jobs within a castle. In June, we will have a fun theme day to celebrate our learning!

  

 

Our local history / geography will focus around a study on Pleasley Pit. We will visit the pit and see it working and also listen to stories from a real life miner!

 

 

Art and D.T

 

In art, we are focusing on the work of the famous artist,

Paul Klee. Klee lived from 1879 -1940 and created many wonderful works or art. We will be recreating one of his most famous works - Castle and Sun  - to display around school!

    

 

     

To link to our history work we will also be creating some castles in DT...

 

Our topic work this term is going to be fun, lively and informative!

Please ask your children everyday about their fantastic learning!

 

Computing

Our Computing work will, as always, involves work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. Our main focus will be learning how to use the computer to support our daily work and using Purple Mash (Spreadsheets and using technology outside of school)

 

We will be using ICT in lots of other lessons to help our research and presentation of work.

 

Music and R.E

Alongside all of this topic work we will be continuing with our Music; using our  school scheme of work Charanga.

  

 

and in RE we are holding two theme days...

'Places of Worship' and 'Religion and Rituals'.

    

 

P.E

Please remember to have your full PE kit in school!

This half term we will be focussing on Dodgeball and Multi skills (delivered by coach - Mr Richards) and Dance.

   

 

Reading

 

Remember to read as often as you can and get your reading record signed - you will earn a star stamp each time!

We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading record with you.

Also, have a go at reading a book using your BUG CLUB account!
 

Homework

 

 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and handed back in on a Friday. Please support your child in being able to complete this.

 

Please focus on learning spellings and reading regularly!

Spellings

All Y2 children will have a daily phonics/spelling session in their class.

Please support your child by helping them to learn their Phonics/spelling Quiz words for the weekly 'test' each Friday.

 

 

 

If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class; we will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.

 

Mrs Smith, Mrs Harrison, Miss Fox and Mrs Hawkins

 

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