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Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to our class! Our class teacher is Mrs. Carroll and we have Miss. Pearson and Miss. McKelvery to help us.

 

Snowy Weather Work

In the event of a school closure due to bad weather please complete this work at home and bring it into back into school on your return or email the school office  mosscroft@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject ‘Year 2 Snowy Weather work’.

Year 2 Snowy Weather Work

In year 2 we all strive to be kind, caring, friendly and considerate children who aim to always be green and follow the golden rules.

Welcome back after the Christmas break. We hope you had a wonderful time off, got lots of presents from Santa and made lots of lovely memories with your family.

The Spring term is always exciting we have lots of things to look forward to like our class trip and all the exciting learning we will take part in this term. Spring term is always busy and now we are well into year 2 we are working hard to make sure we follow the golden rules and core values of our school as well as in our lessons following the key principals in IPC and making sure we work hard and always try our best.

In May year 2 will complete SATS assessments so excellent attendance and punctuality are vital in playing an important role in your child’s learning this year.

 

Please take a look at our curriculum map to see what we will be learning about this year:

 

 

 

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer term
English Stories with a familiar Setting

 

Brochure/ leaflet

Riddle Poems

 

Traditional tales

 

Story with a fantasy setting

Acrostic poem

 

Diary writing

Maths Place value

 

Addition and subtraction

 

Measurement

 

Multiplication and division

 

Fractions

Multiplication and

division

 

Money

 

Shape

 

Fractions

 

Problem solving

 

Statistics and graphs

 

Position and direction

 

Time

 

4 operations

IPC From A to B Food Time Travellers
PE Games x2 per week

 

Dance x2 per week

Gym x2 per week

 

Dance x2 per week

Games x2 per week

 

Athletics x2 per week

Computing You’ve got mail

Super sci fi

Whatever the weather

Code tastic

Young authors

Lets fix it

Science Humans

Materials

Food

Our skeleton

Plants

Super science

SEAL New Beginnings

Getting On & Falling Out

Going for goals

Good to be me

Relationships

Changes

RE Hinduism

Divali & Light

Special places

Easter

Families and friends
Theme Week Diversity Week Enterprise Week Shine Week

Homework

Spellings and maths homework will be given out each week and tests will take place on a Friday. Please remember reading should be completed each night and book bags sent into school each day.

Music
Music will take place every Tuesday and will be taught by Mrs. Hughes who is a specialist music teacher in line with the national curriculum.
PE
PE will take place every Monday and Friday please ensure your child has their PE kit in school with suitable footwear.

IPC

Our IPC topic for the Spring term is ‘We Are What We Eat!’ which is all about food! We have lots of exciting things planned this term including turning our role play area into a Chinese restaurant. Take a look at the wonderful things we will be learning about

 

 

Take a look at what we will be covering this term:

History
Be able to create some questions to answer about food in the past.

Know that food that was available to people in the past may not be the same as food available now.

Be able to use a range of resources including the Internet, books, interviews and questionnaires to find out about the differences in our diet in the past and in modern times.

Be able to use drama, role play, writing and art to communicate about food in the past.

Geography
Know that the foods that are grown and eaten in different localities vary for reasons that include climate and culture.
Know that the weather and climatic conditions of different localities affect the food that is produced and eaten.

Be able to consider the food that is grown/eaten in the host country and compare
it to other countries.

Be able to find out about food grown and eaten in the host and other countries from books, the Internet and photographs, and by interviewing and questioning people from host and other nations.

Be able to use a world map to help communicate information gathered about food produced and eaten in different parts of the world.

Art
Be able to use drama, role play, writing and art to communicate about food in the past.

Know that artists use different forms in their work including drawing, painting and printing.

Be able to use a variety of materials and processes.

Be able to comment on works of art.

Know that the work of artists can be seen in various contexts, including menus in restaurants and advertisements for food.

Technology

Be able to plan a pizza.

Be able to describe their plans using words and pictures.

Be able to use a range of kitchen utensils safely and with attention to hygiene.

Be able to choose appropriate materials for making and cooking a pizza.

Be able to comment on the pizza made.

Be able to comment on the usefulness of utensils.

International
Be able to work with each other where appropriate International Learning.

Society
Know that food is an important part of many festivals, including some in the host country.

 

 

 

 

 

Behaviour

We will be having lots of fun collecting our class Dojo points! For every 20 dojos we get a small prize! We can earn Dojo points in class and around school for following the Golden Rules, making sure we are adhering to the Core Values at Mosscroft, bringing our PE kits and having the correct uniform. We can also collect a Dojo point each week for homework which we know is very important.

Year 2 Top Sites

Use these websites to help you:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2

 

Our Learning in Action

Take a look at the wonderful things that we have been learning about so far this year.