Welcome to Year 2!
Our teacher is Miss Shewen.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Butt.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday . Please ensure PE kits are in school on a Monday and we will send them home on a Friday.
Maths and reading homework will be given out on a Friday to be returned during the following week. Homework grids will also be stuck in homework books each half term with work which links to our enquiry.
Spellings will be stuck in your child's reading diary on a Friday, All words link to the year 2 spelling rules. Children will have a spelling challenge the following Friday.
Please make sure your child has their reading diary in school every day. The diaries will be checked regularly for reading signatures so please ensure children are reading at home.
15th January – Perseverance day
24th January – Chinese New Year
12th February – Y2 trip to Perlethorpe
14th February – Random Act of Kindness day
24th February – Inset day
3rd & 4th March- Parents’ Evenings
5th March- World Book Day
w/c 9th March- Science week
Fun websites to help with your learning
Phonics and spelling
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING ABOUT THIS TERM?
Are we defined by our postcode?
Key Driver: Geography
Key Concepts: trade, region, environment, settlement, location, resources, population, migration
In Art and Design we will be making clay finger pots. We will use a viewfinder to focus on African patterns and use our sketching skills to create patterns of our own. We will then create our own printing device to enable us to print our pattern onto our finger pot. We will also make our own fruit salad using fruits from around the world.
In History we will be learning about the life of Nelson Mandela.
In Geography we will be learning the 7 continents and 5 oceans and locating them on a map. We will be learning about the physical and human geography of Bilsthorpe and comparing it to Kenya.
In Science we will be learning about plants and what they need to grow.
In RE we will be learning about stories from the bible and what they teach us.
We are lucky to have our specialist sports coach Mr Harrison teaching all of our PE lessons.
Find out more about our curriculum here https://www.bilsthorpeflyinghighacademy.co.uk/curriculum/
This week we continued reading Toby and the Great Fire of London. In English we learnt about poems and write our own poems about fire. We also looked at identifying adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs in our grammar lesson. In maths we have started to use our place value knowledge to learn about addition and subtraction.
This week lots of us used TTRS at home and we beat year one in a battle. We enjoyed reading Toby and the Great Fire of London in our reading lessons. In English we wrote fantastic diary entries as if we were in the Great Fire of London - Miss Shewen was super impressed with our work. In maths we looked at comparing number sentences using the greater than, less than and equal to signs.
This week we had a great time acting out the events of The Great Fire of London. To celebrate MFL day we had a French afternoon where we learnt all about French schools and some French phrases. On Friday we had a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan; we enjoyed making and decorating cakes to sell. We had a cake sale at playtime. Yum yum!
This week we have started to learn about the Great Fire of London and in history ordered events on a timeline. We had a great time learning how to use a dictionary and we worked in teams to see who could find the words the fastest. In maths we have been learning about place value.
This week we have loved our first week in year 2. We have enjoyed seeing our friends and getting to know our new teachers. We have enjoyed using a 100 square to learn about numbers to 100 and writing riddles all about ourselves.