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Year 2 Penguins

Welcome to the Year 2 Penguins!

 

My name is Miss Cooper and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 2 Penguins this year. Mrs Patel will also be helping us in Year 2.  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletin, homework grid, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.

 

Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day is Tuesday, however, it is important that PE kits are in school at all times.

* School Library - The Penguins are timetabled to visit the school library every Monday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* Homework is given out every Thursday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book with a homework grid for the half term.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), TTRockstars and one other piece to be completed.                 

Year 2 Penguins - Class Gallery

Autumn 1

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be studying the text 'The Pirates Next Door' by Jonny Duddle through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be producing and presenting a wonderful innovated story about someone else moving in next door to us!

 

Big Writes

This half term Year 2 will be completing some outstanding pieces of writing. In our writing we will be focusing on using varied sentences types such as statements, exclamations, commands and questions.  We will also be using expanded noun phrases to provide the reader with that extra bit of detail! These pieces of writing could be based on an exciting event that has happened, a video clip, music or an exciting imaginary setting or character. 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

 

Topic

Our topic for this half term is 'The Place Where I Live'. In geography we will be researching human and physical features of our locality, such as Witton Park. We will also be creating and planning for a new and exciting play area for our locality.

In history we will be looking at Blackburn and how it has changed throughout the years in particular how houses and playground equipment has evolved. 

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Animals Including Humans'. We will be learning about and noticing that both animals and humans have offspring which grow into adults. We will also be looking closely at the similarities and differences between humans and animals. 

 

Autumn 2

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be studying the text 'The Three Little Javelinas' which is a twist on a traditional tale. We will be studying this text through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be producing and presenting a wonderful innovated story at the end of the unit. 

 

Big Writes

This half term Year 2 will be completing some outstanding pieces of writing. In our writing we will be focusing on using varied sentences types such as statements, exclamations, commands and questions.  We will also be using expanded noun phrases to provide the reader with that extra bit of detail! These pieces of writing could be based on an exciting event that has happened, a video clip, music or an exciting imaginary setting or character. 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Addition and Subtraction

Money

Multiplication and Division

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Animals Including Humans'. We will be learning about and noticing that both animals and humans have offspring which grow into adults. We will also be looking closely at the similarities and differences between humans and animals. We will also be studying how to keep our bodies fit and healthy through exercise and a balanced diet. 

 

 

 

Spring 1

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be looking at stories by the same author around the theme of explorers!
We will be studying this through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be producing and presenting a wonderful innovated story at the end of the unit. 

We will also be writing non-chronological reports around our learning in Topic!

 

Big Writes

This half term Year 2 will be completing some outstanding pieces of writing. In our writing we will be focusing on using commas in a list and apostrophes for possession and contractions.  We will also be using expanded noun phrases to provide the reader with that extra bit of detail! 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Multiplication and Division

Statistics
Geometry: Properties of shape.

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Plants '. We will be learning to observe and describe how seed and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will also be finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Documents

Spring 1- Science: Knowledge Organiser

Spring 1 Bulletin

Autumn 2- Science: Knowledge Organiser

Autumn 2 Bulletin

Autumn 1 Bulletin

Autumn 1 Homework Grid

Year 2 Curriculum Overview
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