Mrs Tew teaches Science on a Thursday afternoon.
This term we have made a roaring start, diving straight into our topics. Our History topic is 'History Makers'. We already know a lot about Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. We have made a lot of cross curricular links in our English lessons and we even had a visit from Anne Boleyn herself where we had the opportunity to ask her some questions.
Our RE work has been focuses on Buddhism as it has been World Religion Week. We retold the origin story and learned that the powerful figure for Buddhists is Buddha (meaning teacher). We've explored the different Buddhism festivals and made a Vesak lantern.
Our PSHE topic is titled 'Deams and Goals'. We understand many key words such as goals, ambitions, achievements and successes. We've discussed our goals and how we are going to achieve them. Also we have thought about our achievements in and out of school.
Our geography topic this term is Weather. In the first lesson, we discussed all the different types of weather we experience in England and then we looked at ways to measure each weather type. To measure how windy it is, some people have wind chimes in their garden. We made our own wind chimes using paper cups, ribbon and foam shapes. Even though our es didn't make a noise, we could still explain how windy it was depending on how much our wind chimes were moving. When we went outside, it wasn't very windy as the chimes weren't moving much. At some points, it wasn't windy at all so they were completely still.
Maths homework is given out on a Friday and should be handed in on the following week.
Spelling tests are done on a Friday morning. Every Friday, your child will have a new list of spellings to learn at home.
Year 2's PE days are on Wednesday and Thursday.
Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school everyday as sometimes our PE slots may change. A full PE kit is a red t-shirt, black shorts and trainers. We do not allow children to wear pumps during PE so please ensure your child has trainers.
No jewellery is allowed in PE. This also includes studded earrings. If your child is unable to remove their earrings, then please send them in with plasters to cover them up.
For Dance and Gymnastics, children will have bare feet. If your child is unable to do PE in bare feet, please send in a letter. If the child does not have the correct PE kit, they will not be able to take part in the lesson for health and safety reasons.