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Tweseldown Infant School

Tweseldown Infant School


Welcome to Year 2 and Kingfisher Class!

Wow, we can't believe another half term is completed in Kingfisher Class! Our topic 'Castles' has been a huge hit and we have learnt so much. We have labelled parts of a castle (both internal and external), looked at how castles have changed over time and discussed the purpose of castles. We have also thoroughly enjoyed learning about Windsor Castle!

Our key text for next term’s topic will be ‘Queen Elizabeth II’ by Brenda and Brian Williams. The children will start the term by learning lots of facts about the Queen, specifically looking at how she ascended. They will practise lots of different writing skills, and will look in-depth at persuasive writing. Later in the term we will read the text ‘Pick Your Queen’ by Rob Alcraft. The children will then compare our current Queen to Queens from the past, such as Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I.  

In Maths the children will continue to practise their problem solving by applying lots of different areas of their learning e.g. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will then start taking a closer look at different types of measure: these will include length, weight and capacity. The children will learn about the different units which are used, and they will have lots of opportunities for practical hands on experiences.  

In history we will look at Queen Elizabeth II and her father King George VI. We will learn about the term ‘succession’ and explore the current royal family tree. In Geography we will focus on the Queen’s properities and their locations around the UK – we will then take a closer look at Balmoral castle, comparing the features of the village of Crathie to Church Crookham. The children will complete lots of artwork throughout the topic, some highlights will include designing and making their own gem encrusted crown and painting their own royal portrait. The children will look at different depictions of Queen Elizabeth II and will try to recreate the artwork of Andy Warhol. In science the children will explore a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. They will then use their knowledge about plants to design a garden for Balmoral Castle.  

If you or your child has any questions during Year 2, please speak to us on the classroom door, email/phone the office or write a message in your child's reading diary and ask them to hand it to us. 

Have a lovely Easter break and we can't wait to learn more together when we are back!

Miss Toms and Mrs Price