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Penguins Y2

 Welcome to the





Our Teachers are 

Mrs Campbell-Short  (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Mrs Spray (Friday)



Our Teaching Assistants are

Mrs Martin and Mrs Revill

Key information

*Homework will be given out on a Tuesday and will need to be handed back in on the following Tuesday.

*PE this half term is Cricket with Mark the Cricket coach and Multi-skills with Mr Richards. It is every Tuesday until half term. Your child needs to come to school in an outdoor PE kit . 

*Every Monday afternoon is a parents reading session where you have the opportunity to come into school and read with your child. Door's open at 3.00pm. 

*Your child will have a weekly spelling test every Friday. They will be tested on a selection of words they have been learning how to spell during spelling sessions throughout the week. Please support your child in practicing these at home, it really does make all the difference. 

Our Topic Question for the Spring Term is...

Who is the Greatest Explorer: Neil Armstrong or Christopher Columbus?


In English, we will be reading lots of great stories. We will, also, read and perform our favourite poems. Reading is fun, relaxing, inspiring and very important!



Talk for Writing will help us to produce some fantastic writing this term.

We are going to using some really interesting stories to help inspire our writing. We will be focusing on poetry, writing instructions, a diary entry and non-chronological reports. 




We will also be building different sentence types in our 'Rainbow Grammar' work.

it will focus on a range of sentences, questions, statements and exclamations; as well as identifying word classes and of course spelling! We will also be introducing writing speech in our work. 



In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication, division, statistics, properties of shape, fractions and measurement: length and height.



Our topics in Science this term are:

*Materials - Good Choices 

*Materials - Shaping up 






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


Who was the better explorer: Neil Armstrong or Christopher Columbus? 





Our learning this term has a strong focus on the history of the explorers. We will begin by locating the continents and oceans and then move onto thinking about what a significant person is. Then, we will explore who Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus are and why they are significant people and famous. At the end of the unit, we will compare and contrast the explorers and decide who was the greatest explorer. 




Art and D.T


In art, we are taking inspiration from our topic question and we are focusing on sculpture. We will be designing and creating planet sculptures. 



In D&T, we are going to look in detail at the ships Christopher Columbus sailed.  We will research the boats a names, what they did and where they sailed. Then, we will investigate materials for designing a boat. Once we have chosen the material we are going to use, we will design the boat and test to see if it will hold a Lego explorer. 



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

Please ask your children everyday about their fantastic learning!



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 (Questioning and Effective Searching).



Remember to read every night and get your diary signed - you will earn a star stamp each time!

We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading diary with you every day.

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

Our school code is sj96





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