Our topics in the Autumn term are Pirates and The Victorians
- Mapping including making treasure islands.
- Story writing involving pirates based on “Jack and The Flum Flum Tree” and “The Night Pirates.”
- Science involves learning about animals including humans.
- Instructional writing about our treasure maps.
- Collaged islands using natural materials
- Using programmable toys to develop an understanding of algorithms
- Writing a non-chronological report about The Victorians
- Learning about a Victorian artist
- Using artefacts to find out about the past
- Sequencing events on a timeline
- Making pop up cards
We launched this topic with a pirate day. The children enjoyed dressing up as pirates, making pirate ships, making parrots, learning songs and making Wanted posters.
The children began this topic with a Victorian school day experience. They dressed up as Victorian children and spent their morning learning as a Victorian child would including using chalk boards, learning by rote and discovering the “punishments” used in Victorian times.
At Christmas we visit Polesden Lacey to see how the house is decorated and learn how the people of the house would have celebrated Christmas in Victorian times.
- Daily Reading: Please read with your child daily at home and record their progress in their Reading Record. It is important that your child understands what they are reading so please try to question them about the book. There are examples of suitable questions in the front of their reading records. A weekly reading certificate will be awarded to every child who reads at home every evening.
- Home Learning: This is given out on a Friday and must be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Home learning is an essential part of Year 2. Each week your child will receive one piece of literacy, one piece of numeracy, spellings and MyMaths tasks on alternate weeks.
- PE Kit: This year PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Your child should have their PE kit in school as this is an essential part of the National Curriculum. In order to ensure all children remain safe during PE sessions, all earrings must be removed.