Welcome back to our third and final term!
The theme for the first half of the summer term is Habitats-Who lives there! Wherever possible we will link different areas of the curriculum to our summer theme.
In English we will be studying the story ‘The Bear and the Piano’. The story is all about friendship. We will be doing lots of drama, discussions about settings, letter writing and writing postcards. See the link to watch and listen to the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui8qayYnRWc&safe=active. We are also going to be learning about recount writing which will be linked to our trip to Coombes Valley (see below). The other texts we are going to be studying are The Day the Crayons Quit, The Day the Crayons Came Home, Grandad’s Island and the fable The Lion and the Mouse.
In science we will be learning about living things and their habitats. Which will include looking at plants and watching how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.We will be learning about what plants and animals need in their environment to survive.
Hopefully we will be able to arrange a trip out to Coombes Valley Nature Reserve so that we can learn about, and get first-hand experience in looking for animals in their natural habitats.
In design and technology the children will be designing and making a bird feeder made from recycled materials.
In art the children will be looking at animals in their habitat with a focus on the artist Leonid Afremov.
For the second half of the term the topic focus will be on health and fitness, ‘Be Active, Be Healthy’. This will link to lots of areas of the curriculum. In science the children will be learning about the importance of exercise and eating the right amount of different types of food. In geography we will look at countries from around the world, which will link nicely to the World Cup.
In addition to all of the above the children will be having daily maths lessons, two one hour P.E. lessons a week on a Monday and Wednesday and a music lesson each week.
Just a reminder also about spellings, spellings will be given out on a Wednesday with the test being on a Monday. The spellings will be added weekly to the J2 Blast so that the children can practice these at home in a fun and enjoyable way.
We’re hoping this gives you an idea of what your child will be learning about and will help you when talking to your child about what they have been up to in school this term.
The Year Two team!