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Year 2-Miss WHEELER

Overview for Term 1

Year 2 have settled in really well and are producing some fantastic work! We are enjoying our new classroom and excited for this term.

In English this term we have started by reading our whole school book ‘I am Enough’. The children have enjoyed using adjectives to describe themselves and our class. From Week 2 we’ll be reading ‘Supertato: Carnival Catastro-Pea’ and exploring instructions about how to defeat the Evil Pea! We will be thinking about how we would feel if the Evil Pea had sucked all the colour out of the world by writing in character. Our second book of the term is ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ where we will be thinking about how the different coloured crayons feel and finishing our termly writing by creating a story about a magical, multi-coloured crayon!
    I Am Enough eBook : Byers, Grace, Bobo, Keturah A.: Amazon.co.uk: Books Supertato Carnival Catastro-Pea! : Hendra, Sue, Linnet, Paul: Amazon.co.uk:  Books


We are starting in the first week by focusing on our Enquiry spellings related to Nurses in the past. For the rest of the term, we will be revisiting some of our Phonics to cement our understanding.

For our Maths lessons this term, we will be starting with Place Value where we will be learning about counting in Tens and Ones up to 100. We will continue to count in 2s, 5s and 10s as well as begin to count in 3s. Towards the end of the term, we will begin practising our Addition and Subtraction.

Our Enquiry focus for this term is History where we are going to learn about significant Nurses in the past. We started off by thinking about what we already knew about nurses and what we wanted to learn. Over the next few weeks we will learn about Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Bristol’s Princess Campbell, as well as exploring what hospitals were like in the past and what changes and improvements were made by our famous nurses.
   Florence Nightingale - Quotes, Education & Facts - BiographyMary Seacole - WikipediaWindrush Day: Bristol's Princess Campbell - Sound and vision blog
From the middle of the term we will be exploring the question: Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?

Year 2 will be with Year 3 for Art with Miss Perugini. We're looking at portraits using a range of mixed media-including Picasso and Arcimboldo. 
             Weeping Woman', Pablo Picasso, 1937 | TateGiuseppe Arcimboldo at the National Gallery of Art - The New York Times


In PE, we are starting off by practising Personal Skills, including co-ordination (footwork) and balance (on one leg). PE for Year 2 and 3 will be on a Thursday this term, with Forest School on a Wednesday. Please ensure the children come to school on Wednesdays in Forest School clothes and on Thursdays in their PE kits.