Welcome to Year 2! During our topic lessons, we have thoroughly enjoyed learning about some truly amazing historical events.
In the Autumn term, we explored the events of the Great Fire of London and investigated how our city today has been reshaped by the lessons learnt from the disaster of 1666.
The children have had an awesome time exploring literacy with John every Monday through stories and roll play, being able to watch the children's confidences grow and their individual ideas developed has truly been inspirational and we're sure that the children have kept you well informed of the fun they've been having. The story writing has been fabulous.
In maths the children have been learning the four operations through varied investigations and word problems.
We have also studied the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including line symmetry. They have solved and investigated by choosing and using the correct forms of measurement. The children have been very enthusiastic about telling the time using their watches. This has supported and excited them in learning to tell the time on a daily basis, all members of staff and other supporting adults are often heard asking time related questions to help the understanding .
Our journey through science this term began with the learning about the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival. The children explored how we need water, food and air to live and that all living things need the same. We furthered our knowledge investigating the different stages of life of butterflies, frogs and humans.
The second half of the Autumn term the children learnt about the importance of a healthy life style.
We also learnt about hygiene and why it's important to keep our bodies clean.
The class were fortunate to have, Mrs Turner, a dental hygienist who explained to the children the importance of keeping their teeth clean and healthy.
Each child was given a dental pack which included a tooth brush, tooth paste and a tooth brushing chart.