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Hucknall National

CofE Primary School

Growing together in learning, love and faith

Year 2

Year 2 Meet the Teachers

Have a watch to get to know the teachers and routines of Year 2.

Welcome to the Year 2 class page.

 

Home of Kingfisher Class with Miss Humber and Mrs Swain and Robin Class with Miss Greenhill.

Our teaching assistant is Mrs Stewart.

 

 

Following Government guidelines, we will be keeping windows open at all times in classrooms in order to increase ventilation. Please make sure children have jumpers and coats in school to keep them as comfortable as possible when it gets chilly.

 

Please message us on ClassDojo if you need anything, we are more than happy to help! 

Useful Information

 

Please could children come to school in their PE kit on a Friday so they are ready for their lesson. If your child wears earrings and they cannot take them out themselves, please help take them out at home. 

 

Children are welcome to bring in water bottles so they can keep hydrated throughout the day however please can they bring water only.

Summer Term Topic 

 

Our topic this term is Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside! 

 

In English we will be writing a recount based on the Irish Myth the 'Song of the Sea'. We will be imagining that we are the main character and have to write from her perspective the weird and wonderful things that happen! We will also be writing persuasive letters to ask to go on a trip to the seaside.

 

In History, we will be learning about how seaside resorts have changed from the past to what they are today. In Geography we will be learning about the United Kingdom, human and physical features of the seaside and tourism. We will be becoming gardeners in Science as we explore the world of plants through a range of experiments!  

 

 

Spring Term Topic 

 

Our topic for the Spring term is Globetrotters

 

In our English lessons, we will be writing Travel Journals, poems and stories based on the book 'Wombat Goes Walkabout'.

 

We will begin the topic as Historians and learn all about the different modes of transport, who invented them and the impact they have on the world today. We will also be making our own aeroplanes and moving vehicles. We will then move onto becoming Geographers and learn about the continents and oceans of the world. 

 

In Art, we will take a trip 'Down Under' and study Aboriginal artwork. We will look at the different techniques they used and create our own. 

Autumn Term Topic 

 

Our topic for the Autumn term is Storyland

 

In our English lessons, we will be exploring different traditional tales and writing stories based on Pinocchio and Little Red Reading Hood.

 

We will begin the topic as Historians and learn all about when and how the first books were invented and all about William Caxton and the printing press. To follow on from this, we will be making our own Illuminated Manuscripts! Then, we will move onto becoming Geographers and Designers as we learn about maps. We will design maps for our 'Storyland Villages' which we will make afterwards using recycled materials. 

 

In Art, we will be doing an artist study of Vincent Van Gogh and we will be creating our own versions of his famous paintings such as the Sunflowers.

In Year 2, We All Shine!

 

Our Year 2 team works hard to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to reach their potential. We have a strong emphasis on mental health and wellbeing which we learn about every week in our PSHE lessons. For these, we follow the Heart Smart scheme of work which helps children develop as an individual; to love themselves, those around them and build their resilience. 

 

PSHE Overview

The pdf below is a list of the 'common exception words' that children in year 2 need to be able to spell.  They will be tested on a selection of these words in the new assessment tests in May.
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