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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

We hope you have had a super start to the new school year and a restful half term! It is very exciting to be back in school ready for another wonderful learning journey together!

 

Your teachers in Year 2 are:

 

Miss Apperley

Hannah.apperley@widden.gloucs.sch.uk

Mr. Jacks

robin.jacks@widden.gloucs.sch.uk

 

The teaching assistants in Year 2 are:

Mrs Tandon

Mrs Ogden

 

 

Term 2-  Fire, Fire!!

This term we are going to be studying a project called Fire, Fire! We will be learning about the Great Fire of London. Be gripped by this significant historic event from the 17th Century! Contrast fire-safety from the past with today. Study the buildings of the period and create your own buildings. Study the rhymes and songs of the time; enthused by the famous diarists Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, write diaries and read them to each other. Finally we will be looking at the design of buildings, the properties of building materials and the contrast between the materials used in modern buildings and around the time of the Great Fire of London. Making 3D models and 2D collages of Tudor homes, and re-enact the Great Fire of London.

 

Our book for this term is... Vlad and the Great Fire of London by Kate Cunningham.

            

 

Useful Information

 

This term PE will take place both indoors and outdoors. PE will take place on Monday (Tennis) and Tuesday (Cricket) each week for both classes. Children must attend school in their PE kit. They will not be changing in school so please ensure they come into school ready for their PE lesson.

 

Homework

 

Homework will be distributed via SEESAW. 

 

https://web.seesaw.me/

 

Seesaw can be accessed through a tablet, computer, laptop or even a mobile phone! 

 

Homework will be set each Friday. Children will be expected to complete set homework by the following Wednesday and upload onto Seesaw. Teachers will have the opportunity to respond to individual work. 

 

                     

Check the website regularly where we will update our page with photos or information about what we have been learning!                                                                                                             

 

 

Click on the link below to take a look at our topic web from previous terms, to see in detail what we learnt in each subject.

 

 

Watch this space for some new exciting updates!

 

Topic - Overviews

New - Year 2 Red Bus Book Challenge

 

Below is the Year 2 book Red Bus challenge. We'd love to see the children each read as many of these as they can during the year- this is a challenge and there will be prizes for those who read the most! Many of them are quite quick reads and are full of colourful pictures, so are ideal if your child finds reading a struggle. There are also some longer books for faster readers. The books have been carefully chosen because we love them, and we are sure the children will too!

All books are available in school but due to having limited numbers of some we do ask that any which are borrowed are returned quickly. We also encourage all home books to be returned on a daily basis so that we can keep a record of how much your child is reading at home. Any reading you can do with them really does help them so much.

New Year 2 Book Challenge

Our old 25 book challenge!

I know we can't go on holiday at the moment, but how about a holiday to a fantasy land? Well, a trip to outer space would be grand. Seeing Horrid Henry’s place or Hundred Acre Wood, that would be ace! Maybe over the mountains to Giant Country? They’re only round the corner, not hard to travel to, if that tickles your fancy then you know just what to do…..pick up a book!  

 

We have carefully selected 25 fantastic books for you and we challenge you to see how many you can read whilst you are in year 2. Make sure you let your teacher know every time you read one of the books on the list so that it can be recorded! At the end of the year, the person who has read the most books will receive a prize! We have all of these books in school so if you don't have a copy at home then you can borrow them from school.

 

Let's get reading!

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