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Class teacher: Miss Lambie
Support staff: Mrs Love, Mr Sowden
Autumn Term - Super Hero Villains
We start off the new school year with our Super hero vs Super Villain topic.
We will be exploring superheroes and villains within stories, comics and films. The topic will incorporate Geographical and Historical skills across the term. In Geography, we will be tracking weather patterns and identifying seasonal changes. These changes will be tracked with links to Forest school for the first six weeks. This will also aid transition and include elements of the science curriculum. As part of our topic, the children will be designing and creating their own superhero and super villain characters to inspire descriptive writing. We will be recounting part of the story ‘Traction Man’ to help us remember how to use capital letters and full stops.
Map skills will be developed to create our very own maps to venture into secret villain lairs, incorporating human and physical features and vocabulary. In History, we will explore the lives of significant individuals – the real-life superheroes of our generation and the impact these important people have made in our lives, including Emily Davison, Rosa Parks and Tim Berners-Lee. Our art will include creating a city scape blending paints and making Pop art influenced by Roy Lichtenstein. This term will be lots of fun and the children will learn a huge amount about the past. I cannot wait to start our learning journey through Year 2!
The spring term is full of magic and creativity. During this term the children will develop their writing skills and their imaginations will thrive as we explore a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. History will be a focus in the Spring term, where we will research the castles of the United Kingdom and find out what it would be like to live as a knight!
We end our school year on a high, as we enjoy exploring the past, present and future of flight and space travel. The children will eat like astronauts and find out what it would be like to live in space. As always, there will be plenty of great writing opportunities including writing to a famous astronaut and who knows, we may even get a reply!
We have PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Please come to school wearing your PE kit every Tuesday.
Autumn Term 1: Hand skills linked to Netball (In and outdoors - Please have warm kit)
Autumn Term 2: Foot skills linked to football (Outdoors)
Spring Term 1: Dance (Indoors)
Spring Term 2: Gymnastics (Indoors)
Summer Term 1: Athletics and Orienteering (Outdoors)
Summer Term 2: Striking and fielding linked to cricket and rounders (Outdoors)
Purple communication books:
Every child has their "Purple book" and this is to share home reading and important messages. If you have written in the communication diary, please give it to your child to hand to the adults when they come in. This way, we can guarantee we will not miss any messages.
The children get homework every Wednesday which will consist of a phonics/spelling, reading and maths activity. These activities will help the children to consolidate their learning in school. Homework will be on Seesaw on Wednesday and will be due in every Tuesday.
Reading books should be brought in daily and will be changed every Monday. The children will get a dojo point for reading 5 times or more each week. Children will get the chance to share their reading success on our reading wall chart and the whole school reading rewards per half term linking to the reading challenges.
Below is a typical timetable of a week in Year 2:
Below are the curriculum leaflets to show the how we are covering the topics and subjects each term.