Year 2 – Falcons
Teacher - Mrs Goodman
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Calvert, Miss O'Nions and Mr Pierce
Our PE days are on a Wednesday and Friday. Please make sure PE kits are kept in school.
Reading -Children should read to an adult at least 3 times a week. Each child has a pack with their reading journal and their reading books in, including a book to read for pleasure. These need to come into school everyday and on a Monday, we will aim to check the reading journals to reward stickers, read any comments made and also give children the opportunity to change their books. As well as signing in reading journals, children need to get their reading raffles signed for a chance to win a free book! Happy reading!
Homework and spellings are given out on a Thursday and are due in the following Tuesday when children will be tested on their spellings.
Spellings - Spellings should be practiced every day. These will consist of a different spelling pattern each week or common exception words. Children's spellings are uploaded each week onto spelling shed. Phonics is still taught daily to help with reading and spelling.
Maths or Literacy task - A Maths or Literacy task is set weekly to reinforce a concept we have been learning in class. These will usually be in a booklet or worksheet.
Our whole school topic this term is Woodland.
Our enquiry questions for this topic are;
History - How has the use of woodland in The High Weald changed over time?
Geography - What are woodlands like in the local area?
In English, we will also be using the texts 'Into the Forest' by Anthony Browne and 'Where my Wellies Take Me' by Michael and Clare Morpurgo.
Woodland Knowledge Organiser
Woodland Topic Overview
This term we will be learning about The Great Fire of London.
In History, we will be investigating - How do we know so much about what happened in The Great Fire of London? as well as looking at maps of London and identifying physical and human features. We will also be writing diary entries and newspaper reports of what happened during this time.
The Great Fire of London Knowledge Organiser
Autumn Term 2
Our second topic is Explorers.
In History, we will be investigating Who is more significant? Christopher Columbus or Matthew Henson?
We will also be learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot as well as linking this to how this is remembered in Robertsbridge.
Explorers Knowledge Organiser
Autumn Term 1
This term our topic is Antarctica!
In Geography, we are investigating Why don't penguins need to to fly?
We will be learning about Antarctica and how The Emperor Penguin survives in their habitat. This is linked to our 'Power of Reading' text in English. 'The Emperor's Penguin.