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Year 2 Class Staffing

 

Miss Gilbert

Supported by Mrs Frederick and Miss Greasley

 

Class Saint

 

St Joseph

19th March

The Patron Saint of workers.

Year 2 chose St Joseph while thinking about vocations.

We chose St Joseph because of his special connection with Mary, the patron saint of our school.

Topic

 

Brilliant Britain

This half term our topic is ‘British History’.

We will begin to understand November 11th, 1918 as the end of World War One and that poppies are the symbol of remembrance.

We will look briefly at the first World War and imagine the life of a soldier and a day in the trenches.

We will study the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and investigate the techniques and materials used and recreate work in the style.

We will also be looking closely at The Great Fire of London.

The children will be looking at different stories artefacts and photographs to investigate and interpret the past.

The children will be looking at the diary entry of Samuel Pepys to make inferences about how people must have felt in 1666 when the fire started.

We will also look at what it was like in the past looking closely at the houses and the lifestyles compared to now.

Class Texts

Autumn 1 'Who's afraid of the Big Bad Book'

Autumn 2 'The Flower' by John Light 

Spring 1 'Fantastic Mr Fox'

Spring 2 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

 

 

 

 

 

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Homework/Reading Expectations

 

Children have daily maths homework that consists of 4 sums.

Daily literacy homework is a word a day where the child will find the definition of the word and write it in a sentence.

Particular focus for this term

 

Children will focus on alternative pronunciations of vowels in phonics and spelling.

Children will be focusing on 2x, 5x and 10x tables in maths.

P.E./Swimming – day & kit required

 

PE is Dance on a Thursday morning with Mr Case.

They will need indoor PE kits – white t-shirt, blue shorts and pumps.

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

 

Friday 14th December – Advent Liturgy lead by Year 2.

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