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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 Autumn Term is...

 

Were the Queen's toys better than yours?

 

English
In English, our Daily Reads for this half term are...

 

Texts to inspire our writing are Dogger, Lost in the Toy Museum, The Nutcracker, toys in Space and Biscuit Bear.

A recount will be written after our visit to Mansfield Museum and we will be writing and performing Firework Poetry.

 

We will also be building sentences with a subject, predicate, closing punctuation and conjunctions in our 'Rainbow Grammar' work and focusing on letter and number formation in daily handwriting.

 

Maths

In Maths, we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.

 

Science

Our Science topic will focus on 'Everyday Materials'

 

 

 

 

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

 

Were the Queen's toys better than yours?

 

 

Our learning will focus around the similarities and differences in toys today and in the past. There will be an in depth look at toys from the Victorian period of history.

 

We will be linking our work on toys to where in the world toys originate from.

 

Art and D.T

 

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

Andy Warhol. We will be designing and creating our own Andy Warhol style piece of work linked to our work on toys.

 

Our D.T. will have a sculpture focus (clay). We will be learning how to use clay and will be making our very own clay pencil pots.

 

 

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 beginning to use Purple Mash.

 

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 new school scheme of work Charanga.

 

and in RE we are having a theme day with a visit from Reverend Caroline to talk to us about families.

 

P.E

Please remember to have your full PE kit in school! The class with the most full school PE kits wins a certificate!

This term we will be focussing on Multiskills 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 is handed out on Fridays every week and should be handed in the following Friday.

Please focus on learning spelling quiz words and reading regularly!

 

Spellings

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

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

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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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