Welcome to Year 2 and Hedgehogs class.
Spring term in Hedgehogs class.
Welcome to the spring term in Hedgehogs class, our topic this term is called “On your marks, get set, go!” This will have a focus on the Winter Olympics and the Football World Cup.
In science we will look at the development of a human, lifecycles, the basic requirements for survival, healthy eating and the importance of exercise.
In History we will find out about the history of the Olympics, learn about past Olympic athletes and the history of the Football World Cup.
In Geography we will explore where past and the current Olympic Games are held and why these places are suitable to hold these events.
In Art and Design Technology we will make our own bobsleighs and ski jumps. Create our own Olympic sculptures and create winter collages. We will also cook healthy food every week in our kitchen classroom.
In P.E. we will have some sessions of Tag Rugby and complete gymnastic and dance activities.
As well as our topic we will have an International Week where the focus will be on Canada and an Events Week at the beginning of term with themed days.
Our Autumn term topic was called "The Time Traveller"
Our topic "The Time Traveller" was all about travelling back in time and exploring the Victorian era. We found out what life was like, how people lived, what jobs they did and investigated some of the life changing inventions that happened during that time.
We explored the work of many famous Victorians including William Morris, Joseph Lister and David Livingston . We learnt about the British Empire and explored some of the countries that were once part of it.
Our cookery lessons were inspired by recipes from the Victorian era, P.E lessons focussed on some of the games children used to play and in Music we learnt some of the traditional rhymes and songs from the Victorian era.
A culmination of our work was a Residential trip where we learnt about a traditional Victorian Christmas.
Each Thursday, children will receive Big Talk homework in addition to their spellings to learn. Spellings will be given out weekly and children will be tested individually. Children will read at least twice a week at school but we ask that children are heard reading at home three times a week and reading diaries are signed for each time. This will help your child to receive their reading sticker and to gain a prize!
Your child will have log in details for Reading Eggs and Maths Whizz. Please allow your child to complete activities weekly on these sites. This is part of their weekly homework.
If you have any queries in regards to this homework, please don't hesitate to speak to Mrs Howes or Ms Vargo.
We have PE every Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child's PE kit is kept in school so that they have access to their PE kit at all times. Please ensure all ear rings are taken out.
Please also ensure that your child has spare clothing in their bags in case of any toilet accidents. These should be kept in school.
We do cooking on a Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a labelled container in school each week so that they can take home their delicious food.