Well, what a fantastic start to Year 2! We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming the children back and getting stuck in to our amazing learning about the wonderful weather we have here in the United Kingdom. It is quite hard to believe that we are heading into Autumn 2 already and the big guy, who wears all red, will be here in no time!
We are very excited about our new topic on Castles and cannot wait to hear what the children already know about them. In English, ‘George and the Dragon’ will help build our excitement about the topic. The children will be transforming themselves into the new Roald Dahl as we write our very own stories! By focusing on the language and punctuation we use, we will ensure they are amazing and enjoyable to read; keep a look out as some may appear on our windows for you to see! In addition to this, we will be writing letters to the fire brigade, creating posters about our own dragons (I hope they aren’t real!) and the term will end with us writing our own Christmas recipes as the countdown begins!
In Maths, we will be continuing on from Year 1 with all of the brilliant learning we did on addition and subtraction. We will be recalling and using our number fact knowledge and adding and subtracting two two-digit numbers. Concrete objects as well as pictorial representations will support our learning, as we turn into detectives to solve missing number problems and give explanations.
PE, this term, is very exciting as we start our unit on gymnastics. We will be mastering the five basic shapes and developing our jumping and landing skills from different platforms. Performances will include a sequence of movements using the apparatus (how amazing that we get to use all of the wonderful pieces of equipment that we have in the hall) and we will learn not only how to develop the movement skills, but the ability to work together, take turns and support one another.
Look out for lots of other pieces of work that we do across the curriculum. We are thoroughly looking forward to getting stuck in to the new half-term and learning lots of new things!