Year 2 News
Weekly Newsletter 04/06/2018
Welcome back to our final half term. What a busy term it is going to be! At the end of year 2 the children will be performing ‘The Bee musical’ show. Over the next few weeks we will be learning the songs and handing out parts to the children. We are all very excited and the children will be creating our set with Miss Hall and Mr Hart.
Our topic this term is ‘Under the sea’. The children will be writing poetry based on the beach and the seaside. We will be researching different sea creatures and writing facts about them, where they live, what they like to eat etc. We will also be designing our own sea animal and writing a description of it. This term the children will enjoy learning new skills in rugby with a rugby coach from the Barrow Raiders.
In maths, the children will be looking at capacity, measuring using millilitres and litres. We will also be revising inverse operations = e.g.
Many thanks for your continued support,
Mrs H, Mr S, Mr H, Mrs H
Weekly Newsletter 30/04/2018
May is here already and it is such a busy time in school! The children are working so hard and we are consolidating our work for our SAT tests. The year 2 SAT tests will take place at the end of May.
This week in Maths the children are solving money related problems and making totals using different coins. We will be linking money to multiplication also. The children will be revising their knowledge on time. We will be telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes and solving time related problems.
In English, the children have created a fantastic brochure about Ulverston. They have wrote trip advisor reviews about different places to eat in our town and wrote about all the activities we can do in Ulverston. This week, the children will be writing stories about waking up in a faraway land and making their way back home.
Owls will continue their forest school sessions on Thursday afternoon and both classes are enjoying yoga with Yokids on Wednesday mornings.
In Art, we will be looking at the artist Gustav Klimt, in particular the painting of Adele.
In Geography, we will be looking at each of the countries in the United Kingdom.
Thank you to all the parent who came to our parent interviews. We are very proud of our year 2 children and the progress they have made in all areas.
Mrs Henderson, Mr Stewart, Mrs Southall + Mrs Jenkinson
Weekly Newsletter 16/04/2018
We hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday and the children are feeling refreshed and ready for the summer term.
Our topic this term is ‘Towns and Cities.’ We will be introducing the children to geographical language and basic map reading. The children will be comparing and contrasting settlements and we will be looking and labelling the UK.
In English, the children will be writing information texts. We will be creating poems based on life as a city cat and life as a village cat.
The children will also be generating a book review. We will be learning to join our writing correctly too.
In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions of numbers, quartering and halving numbers.
In Science, our theme is animals, including humans. We will be talking about animals having offspring which grow into adults.
Forest school will begin for the Owls so please ensure correct clothing and wellies are in school every Thursday for the next 4 weeks.
We are excited to have some session from Yokids (yoga). These will take place for year 2 on Wednesdays.
Our parent interviews will take place after school on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April, please sign up outside the classroom if you would like to see Mrs Henderson and Mr Stewart.
Mrs H + Mr S.
In January 2016, we decided as a school to become a Values Based School.
Like increasing numbers of schools across the country, we felt the need to reassess our approach to learning and introduce a values-based approach not only into the curriculum but also into every aspect of daily school life.
To this end we consulted with the whole of our school community and chose 22 values which are rooted in fundamental British Values of Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.