Circle of Life
We will be finding out lots about this topic in our afternoon sessions, but it will also link to our Literacy and Numeracy.
Meet Diamond, Donald, DJ and Dennis the ducks!
We are enjoying learning about the life cycle of a duck. We have watched them hatch out of the eggs and they're growing quickly. We enjoy playing, cuddling and bathing the ducks.
Literacy - We will be interrogating and retelling the story of The King of the Tiny Things. We will be finding out about this magical creature and writing adventure stories about him.
Our grammar focus will continue to be capital letters and full stops but we will also look at using connectives to extend and improve our sentences. We will also be looking it apostrophes to show possession and for omission. Our spelling focus will be words with silent letters, such as knot and gnaw.
Numeracy - Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Science - We will learn how to understand if things are alive or dead, the life cycles of humans and animals, animal groups (carnivores, herbivores and omnivores), what humans need to survive and food chains.
History - Local history.
Geography - Learning the names of the British Isles, locating the continents and the equator. Finding out how life in a different country is similar and different to here and why the physical and / or human features of a country may affect which animals choose to live there.
Computing - We will be using the IPADS to create 'Talking books' and using PowerPoint to create a slide show.
DT - We will be designing and making sandwiches with different foods from around the world. We will learn how to be hygienic when preparing food.
Music - We will be listening to and composing music to show the movement of different animals in the style of the 'Carnival of the Animals' by Camille Saint-Saens
Art - We will be studying the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy. We will be learning about the artists work and recreating our own art in his style.
PE - Street dance - We will be preparing for our street dance competition.
World Book Day
We dressed up as our favourite book characters. Can you guess which book we're from?
Andy Goldsworthy Art Work
We have been learning about fractions. We have used practical ways to help us understand 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4's.
Performing "Walking With My Iguana" By Brian Moses
As part of our topic we will be visiting Chester Zoo. A letter will go out soon but we will have a fantastic day looking and learning about animals from around the world.
Last term we had One Goal sessions. We learnt how to be a good friend and how to work with others.
Our trip to The Museum of Liverpool
We had a great day exploring toys from now and the past.
Welcome to Year 2
Your class teacher this year is Miss Lamb and your teaching assistants are Mrs Seatree, Miss Mealor and Mrs Hargreaves.
We hope you have had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready to work hard in Year 2.
Toys is our new topic and we will be learning about these in our topic sessions. We have made links in our literacy and numeracy.
- Interrogating and retelling the story of Dogger. Our grammar focus will be capital letters and full stops. Our spelling focus will be double letters.
- Place value, ordering numbers, comparing numbers, addition and subtraction.
- How toys have changed over time (especially dolls and teddies).
- Learning the names of the countries, continents and parts of the UK. Comparing different countries where there is a 'Legoland'.
- Programming Bee bots to move around a 'Toy story' maze.
- Mechanisms and using levers and hinges to make toys.
- Music to accompany the film 'Toy Story'.
- Basic greetings and the names of different toys.
- Class rules, friendships and goals for the future.
- Street dance
- Festivals and celebrations.
- Pinnocchio and 'When you wish upon a star'
We had a fantastic week! We visited Aerial Extreme at Knowsley Safari Park. We climbed an assault course then jumped off a 50ft drop! Miss Lamb was very proud of you all.
Our trip to Llandudno
We had a fantastic day in Llandudno. We watched Punch and Judy, went on a train ride to the beach, played on the beach and found lots of shells and crabs, walked along the pier and had a delicious ice cream.
We had a visit this week from the Poetry Postman. We worked with him to write our own poem in the style of "The News" by Michael Rosen.
World Book Day