This term our theme is Food and Factories!
Year two will be taught by: Mr Colvin and Miss Crutchley
Topics: In the Autumn term, our topics will be 'Dinosaurs' and 'Polar Explorers'. In the Spring term, our topic will be 'Food and Factories'. In the Summer term, our topics will be 'London's Calling' and 'Animal Kingdom'.
Spellings/Times Tables: Key Words – These are specific to your child and will be tested on a 1 to 1 basis every two weeks. Common exception/topic words - These are sent home every Friday to be tested the following Friday. Timetables - These are specific to your child and will be tested on a 1 to 1 basis every two weeks.
Homework: This half-term we are trialling a new homework system Therefore, your child will receive a homework log,.They do a ‘little’ each night and there will no longer be a Literacy and Numeracy sheet given every Friday. Your child should practise their tables, spellings (individual or common exception/high frequency words) and read their reading or libary book. Homework logs (which will be stuck into your child’s 1:1 reading record) – need to be signed every night by an adult and they will then be checked every day by the class teacher.
PE: Our PE lessons are every Tuesday and Thursday. Kits are required in school every day.
This Half term:
We will be reading ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. We will be comparing the text to the original film and looking at persuasive writing linked to food! We will also write our own information books about Willy Wonka and look at ‘food poetry’. We will also continue to focus on sentence openers and different spelling patterns.
In Numeracy we will continue with our weekly Big Maths tests and working on any misconceptions that we may have. We will also look at fractions, money, time and data handling. We will also continue to focus on 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 time tables.
We will be locating places where cocoa is grown and look at how chocolate is made. We will also learn lots about famous factory owner John Cadbury and former local biscuit factory owners John and Sarah Hill. We will think about their contributions to Ashton and the rest of the country. In DT, we will be designing and making our junk model factories.
In Science, we will look at balanced diets, hygiene, exercise and what humans need to stay healthy. We will carry out lots of exciting experiments linked to this.
We are very excited to be visiting Frankie and Benny's and Cadbury World later this half term!
If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Miss Crutchley.