Year 2
Year 2

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Summer Term 2 in Year 2!

Welcome to the final half of the Summer term of 2022 in year 2.

We are so proud of everything the children have achieved this year, they have embraced life in year 2 and shown such fantastic resilience, reflective, resourceful and reciprocal learning behaviours.  We are really looking forward to our final half term learning and growing together. We have a very exciting topic planned and lots of other events to enjoy and celebrate the wonderful year we’ve had.

Here’s a taster of what we’re looking forward to in our final half term of year 2!

Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt. Sweep your nets in ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home. Then set up a minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask research questions, just like a real entomologist. Learn about bees and worms and butterflies too. Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey. Then animate to show how your favourite bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly. On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl.

We are hoping to arrange a trip to Lorton Meadows to explore mini-beasts in a variety of different habitats.

Reading is still an important part of our day and over the coming weeks we will continue daily guided reading sessions alongside individual reading throughout the week. We are coming to the end of our class novel ‘A Bear Called Paddington’ by Michael Bond and will be starting our next novel ‘Mr Penguin and The Lost Treasure’ by Alex T Smith very soon.  Please continue to read at home as much as possible and talk about and enjoy books with others. Reading books and reading diaries need to be in school daily.

As writers, we will be learning and innovating a recount text.  We will be learning about the structure and language of recounts and will continue to reinforce our ‘every time’ toolkit for writing; these are the things we need to remember to do every time we write (to use punctuation, neat handwriting and to spell common words correctly).  We will also being doing lots of cross-curricular writing showing that we can transfer our wonderful writing skills from talk for writing to other areas of the curriculum.

As mathematicians, we will be learning to measure length, weight, capacity and temperature and ending the term further developing our problem solving skills.

Our PE will remain on Friday afternoons. Please make sure PE kits, together with a pair of trainers or plimsoles that fit, are in school and available for PE. Please also make sure (named) water bottles are in school everyday too.  Sports day is booked, we have started practising and everyone is very excited to be welcoming parents back to this popular event.

As the weather hopefully begins to warm up please think about sending in a hat and possibly applying sun screen before school.  Any toys brought to school to play with at lunch play need to be small enough to fit in your child’s bag while they are in school.

Please check the Home Learning section of our website every Friday afternoon to find the spellings and mental maths tasks.  Assessment in school takes place on the following Friday.  Also, have a look at the class blog where photos and learning are uploaded each week for a snapshot of life in year 2.

Please contact us at k.maitland@southill.dorset.sch.uk or  j.clark@southill.dorset.sch.uk if you have any questions, messages or anything to celebrate. It’s great to hear from you.

We’re really looking forward to a busy and exciting half term which we are hoping to end with a fantastic celebration event after school one afternoon during the final week – more details to follow nearer the time…!

Miss Maitland and Mrs Clark