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Lawford C of E Primary School

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Our key question this term is: I wonder if there is life on the ice...

We will be learning about the Polar regions and exploring what life there is on the opposite ends of our world, and how it survives. We will focus on the animals that live there and how they have adapted to live in the coldest places on Earth. We will compare the UK and the Arctic towns and make comparisons.  We will think about what impact our actions are having on the planet and the consequences for the life that lives in the Poles.

 

Key Concepts to Explore:

identity, change, fairness, conflict, care, power

 

 

Parent Notices

 

PE

Autumn 1 PE will take place on a Monday and Tuesday. Pease ensure your child comes in to school wearing their full PE kit. Please also ensure your child's earrings are removed specifically for PE days. Earrings worn, which can not be to be removed by the child, will result in a missed PE session.

 

Reading at Home

Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Friday each week. The children will receive two books per week to share with you at home. When reading with your child, it is important to ask your child questions about what they have read to further develop their understanding of the text.

 

Reading At Home Raffle

The biggest impact parents can have on learning at school is reading with your children as regularly as possible at home. Home school books, books from the library, magazines, cereal boxes all count as home reading. To encourage the children to read as much as possible at home, EYFS and KS1 are continuing with a weekly reading raffle. We would like all Lawford children to read at least 4 times per week at home and for this to be recorded in their home planners. There is no need for lengthy comments after each read, just a simple: Book title, page number and adult’s name would work brilliantly each day. Every child who has read at least 4 times, and it is noted in their planners, will receive a raffle token on a Monday (to ensure weekend reads are included too). Each Monday, in each class, one raffle token will be pulled out of a hat and that child will win a reading prize.

 

Homework

Every 2-3 weeks, the children will be set a topic based homework on DOJO. This topic based homework will cover a range of subjects including English, Science, ICT, Geography, History, Art or DT. The children will have a set amount of weeks (usually 2-3) to complete this particular task and post a photo or video to their DOJO portfolio. Teachers will give feedback on each child's portfolio.   We have also decided to introduce a new homework dojo for brilliant pieces of work. Children will not necessarily receive a dojo for each piece of homework submitted, but they will for brilliant effort and for going above and beyond. 

In addition to the topic homework, we would also like to encourage the Year 2 children to complete their Times Tables Rockstars weekly. We are looking at multiplication and division facts this half term, specifically 2s 5s and 10s times tables and these will be matched with Times Tables Rock Stars each week too.

 

 

Please see Class Dojo page for our weekly objectives.

Our Autumn Topic- The Polar Regions

English

We have been writing our own information texts about a polar animal. We researched facts and then designed our own pages.

Polar Homework!

Check out our amazing junk model penguins created at home.

Year 2 PE

We are currently enjoying our Colchester United and 'Mind is Kind' PE sessions.

Year 2 Maths

In Year 2, we are brilliant mathematicians and are eagerly following the White Rose scheme of learning. We always enjoy our hands on sessions including representing numbers with a variety of different manipulatives.

Year 2 Art

In art this term, we have been inspired by the book 'A Brush Full of Colour- The World of Ted Harrison' and have created  our own polar version of his abstract landscape art.  

Year 2 Music

In Music so far this term, we have worked hard to identify and follow the beat of a piece of music. Here we are with the glockenspiels, working hard to play the correct note in unison with the rest of our classmates - something we find quite tricky!

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