Welcome to Year 2
All of our children have returned to school with big smiling faces, safe and well and ready to learn.
Miss Howard, Miss B, Mrs Hartley and Mrs Kersey are always happy to help if you have any queries. Alternatively, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, the children will start off by studying our ‘Movers and Shakers’ topic where they will learn about many significant historical figures and what they did to change history. They will then move on to the topic ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures.’ Here, through Roald Dahl’s wonderful story of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine,’ children will take part in the messiest, yuckiest science experiments and have the most amazing fun along the way! In the spring, the children will learn all about our most famous Kings and Queens through our Magnificent Monarchs topic (let’s hope they keep their head!) and will then develop their green fingers in our Scented Garden topic. There will be creepy crawlies everywhere in the summer term when the children find out about minibeasts in our Wiggle and Crawl topic and they will end the year exploring beaches and coastlines in the geography-rich Coastline topic.
It is certainly going to be a busy year… keep safe, stay well and remember to keep washing those hands!
Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt. Sweep your nets in ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home. Then set up a minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask research questions, just like a real entomologist. Learn about bees and worms and butterflies too. Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey. Then animate to show how your favourite bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly. On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl.
Please see below for home learning ideas. We would like you to choose one activity from the sheet and upload your work onto Seesaw.Wiggle and Crawl Homework Page