Glenfall Community Primary School

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Year 2

Staff

Mrs Woodman (Monday-Wednesday)

Miss Sandy (Thursday-Friday)

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Gaynor, Miss Elliot, Mrs Patel, Miss Wilson, Mrs Allen

Our topic this half term is:

Kings and Queens

This term our topic is Kings and Queens. This will be a History based unit initially focusing on what a monarch is, considering some significant monarchs and looking at the family tree of our Royal Family. We will focus in on the lives of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, working towards a comparison of them.

Weekly Spellings

Here are the spelling lists for Year 2. There will be weekly tests on a Friday:

Children should also be able to read and write the Common Exception Words by the end of Year 2. Please find a full list of these here:

Termly Letters

English

Our work in English will initially be based around the text ‘If I were King’. The children will also be writing a comparison of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria.

Science

Living things and their habitats  is our topic this term.  The children will identify differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive and then moving onto identifying animals and plants which live in habitats, describing how they are suited to their environment.  We will also be naming different plants and trees in Forest school and identifying what a microhabitat is.

This half term PE will take place on a Monday afternoon and a Thursday morning. Please send your children in wearing their PE kits on these days.

There will be Forest School this half term, every Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies and a waterproof jacket/trousers in school every Friday.

Maths Games

Topmarks is a website with lots of good games children can play to hep them with their maths. Hit the Button is a great one for times tables.

Hit the Button – Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

Times Table Rock Stars is also up and running. All children will receive a username and log in.

The children have been enjoying learning to count in 3s using this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0uqrB01zus

Take a look at our photos!

Exploring Puppets!

We spent some time exploring puppets from around the world to begin our DT project.

Making Puppets!

We designed and made our own hand puppets! Look at how amazing they are! A massive thank you to all of the parents and other volunteers who came in to help us – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Making Fruit Smoothies

As part of our PSHE unit on ‘Keeping Healthy’ this half term, we have made fruit smoothies!