‘Is there smoke without fire?’
This term our REAL Project has a Science, History and Art/DT focus. In science the children will be learning about different materials and their uses. In history they will be focusing on The Great Fire of London and Samuel Pepys. In Art/DT they will be model making and creating silhouette pictures.
|23.10.20||Break up for Half Term|
|2.11.20||Return to school|
|18.12.20||Break up for the end of term|
Mini-outcome 1 – History: research facts about the Fire of London and produce a fact file
Mini-outcome 2 – Produce a newspaper article about the Fire of London
Mini-outcome 3 – DT: Research, plan, make and evaluate fire engine models
Final outcome – Possible assembly !
Information Text – simple sentences – Great Fire of London
Instructions – how to make a fire engine
Poetry – fire and fireworks
Narrative – Samuel Pepys
Letter – Fr. Christmas
Description – child during the Great Fire
numbers within 100; addition and subtraction within 100; measure and graphs
Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials
To recognise how we can change the shape of materials
Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally
Name, locate and identify the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom
Art and Design
To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
Design and Technology
select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
All the children have now read in school and have books to take home. Each week your child will be given a reading book to share at home. Please help us by writing in the blue home-school reading record when you read with your child. This helps a lot because we can then move the children on to new books more quickly. Please encourage your child to bring their reading book bag into school every day – we never know when we will be able to squeeze an extra read in.
Remember to read 5 times a week at home to get a stamp.
Spellings will be sent home on Fridays and the children will be tested on them the following Friday.
There are lots of ways to help your child to learn their spellings; some ideas are: use the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method (where you look at the word and say the letters, the word is then covered up and your child tries to remember the word and writes it down then you check whether the word was spelt correctly); when more confident that your child can spell the words, see how many times they can write the word in 30 seconds (the children love this one!); chant the letters of the word whilst marching, clapping, stamping etc.
Our PE lesson is on Friday.. This year we are asking that the children come to school in their PE kits/school tracksuit. The Daily Mile will take place at some point in the week. Please make sure that all your child’s clothing and footwear is clearly named (not just PE kits). We are also doing Yoga on a Friday.
We love celebrating special days with the children. Due to the current situation please do not send cake/party bags etc into school. Thank you
Keeping up-to-date with us!
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Thank you for your continued support!
Year 2 Teachers: Mrs Roche (Y2 Fir) Mrs Grice (Y2 Cedar)
Year 2 Teaching Assistants: Miss Doyle, Miss Ashcroft, Mrs Kevan & Mrs Rimmer