Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

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Year 2 2021-2022

This year all our class names are based on inspirational British people.

 

Year 2

Hamilton Class - Miss Kidger (teacher), Miss Burgon and Miss Parkin

Webber Class - Miss Walsh (teacher), Miss McNicholas and Miss Ridge

Wicks Class - Mrs Lewney, Mrs Goodfellow (teachers), Miss Spiers, Mrs Mannion

 

Reading in KS1

Reading is a vital life skill and the early reading experiences that children have set them up for all future learning and experiences.

At Snapethorpe, we value and promote reading through a range of strategies. We are very proud of our high quality reading areas that each class have, we listen to the children in our class read every week and we teach daily phonic lessons to help children learn their sounds.

Ask your child what reading or phonics they have done in class today!

 

It is great that we can now send reading books home for you to enjoy with your child!

Please help us promote our love of reading by listening to your child as much as you can at home.

It makes a huge difference to their progress in reading!

 

 

Autumn 2021

 

Curriculum

This half term, Year 2 will take part in 2 history theme days answering the question ’Who put the green back into Kenya?’

The children will learn about a significant person from outside the UK called Wangari Maathi. As part of the theme days, the children will learn about her life and achievements. They will be looking at her national and international achievements such as winning a Nobel Peace Prize and founding the Green Belt Movement.

 

Art and Design

During this half term, the children will be learning about textiles in their art lessons. They will be looking at the different types of textiles and matching fabrics and threads for different purposes.

They will also practise stitching two pieces of fabric together and gain experience in weaving.

 

Computing

Year 2 are becoming photographers this half term. They will be using cameras to take photos of the local        environment. They will then upload these to a laptop and use a simple editing program to make changes and                 improvements to their photos. They will then choose their favourites to present in a portfolio and show to the class.

 

RSHE

Our theme is ‘relationships’ this half term.

Year 2 will be focusing on the question ‘What makes a good friend?’

The children will be learning how to make friends with others and what makes a good friend.They will learn to recognise when they are feeling lonely and what they can do about it. They will learn how to resolve arguments with friends and also how to ask for help if a friendship is making them unhappy.

 

Science

Year 2 are starting a topic called ‘Animals including humans’ this half term.

They will be learning about the life cycle of an animal and describing their basic needs for survival such as water and food. They will also learn about the importance of exercise, hygiene and a balanced diet for humans.

R.E

Year 2 children will be finding out ’How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter?’

 

Music

Year 2 children will be working through the unit called, ’Musical Me’. They will be learning to sing the song ’Once a man fell in a well’ and playing it using tuned percussion instruments.

Year 2 Summer 2021

Curriculum theme days

This half term Year 2 will be taking part in two theme days, one history based, week beginning 26th April 2021 and one geography based, week commencing 17th May 2021. 

These theme days are designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closures over the past year. 

Within the history theme day, the children will learn about Victorian times, focusing on the question, ’How are children’s lives today different from the past?’ As part of the day, the children will learn about a Victorian classroom and what school would have been like for children in the past.  They will also look at the local area  and how it is different to today. 

Within the geography theme day, the children will learn about the physical features of the UK. We will look at different areas of the UK and focus on key features such as valleys, lakes and forests.

 

Computing

Year 2 are becoming computer coders this half term. They will be using an online website named ‘Espresso Coding’ to give instructions and codes to make objects move.

They will experiment with different sorts of input such as clicking and also using the keyboard to make objects move.

  

RSHE

Our theme is ‘relationships’ this half term.

We will continue to support children with their mental health and well-being, in response to the pandemic, through our RSHE sessions this term. The children will be focusing on recognising feelings, kind and unkind behaviours, special people in their lives and differences and similarities between people. They will also discuss the different types of bullying and how other people’s feelings can be hurt.

  

Science

Children are starting a new  topic all about materials this half term. They will be learning to identify and compare a range of everyday materials and understand why certain materials are used for specific jobs. They will then experiment with the materials by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching them.

 

R.E

Year 2 children will be starting a new topic called ’ How can we learn from sacred books?’ They will be looking at sacred books and what they show and teach us.

 

Year 2 Autumn 2 2020

 

Curriculum theme day

This half term Year 2 will be taking part in a geography theme day within the week beginning 30th November 2020. These theme days are designed to teach the children learning objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year.

 

Within this theme day, the children will continue to learn through the adventures of Barnaby Bear! We will be looking at the north and south poles and where they are in relation to the equator. We will discuss the features of these places to see where would be best for Barnaby to visit. 

We will also be using a compass to identify north, east, south and west. We will use beebots to practise using the directions of north, east, south and west to move around a simple maze. 

Letters will be sent out nearer the time with any additional information on you may need to know.

 

Computing

Year 2 are becoming computer coders this half term. They will be using an online website named ‘Espresso Coding’ to give instructions and codes to make objects move.

They will then learn how to use codes using the keyboard as well as mouse clicks.

 

 

PSHE

Our theme is continuing as ‘health and well-being’ this half term. All children will be focusing on healthy eating, making good choices about food and their bodies and being hygienic.

They will also discuss emotions and the different feelings and words that describe them. 

 

Science

Children are continuing their ‘Plants’ topic this half term.

This will focus on covering the year 2 skills that they need to understand. They will be learning to observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow. They will then find out how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow by setting up an experiment to see what happens if they don’t have all these things!

 

 

R.E

Year 2 children will be starting a new topic called ’How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?’ This half term they will be learning about different special events in different religions.

 

Year 2 Autumn 1 2020

This half term we are settling back into school. It is lovely to be back together with the children and see them interacting with their friends!

 

Curriculum theme day

This half term Year 2 will be taking part in a geography theme day within the week beginning 5th October 2020. These theme days are designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year.

Within this theme day the children will learn through the adventures of Barnaby Bear! He will be sending postcards to the children from different places around the world! The children will learn about the difference between cities, towns and villages. They will be looking at postcards and identifying hot and cold places and their features. We will also be looking at globes and maps to identify the equator, north and south pole and finding north, east, south and west on a compass.

 

Computing

Year 2 are becoming photographers this half term. They will be using cameras to take photos of the local       environment. They will then upload these to a laptop and use a simple editing program to make changes and                 improvements to their photos. They will then choose their favourites to present in a portfolio and show to the class.

 

PSHE

Our theme is ‘health and well-being’ this half term. All children will be focusing on key issues that may have affected them during the pandemic such as mental health, loss, friendships and changes.

 

Science

Children are beginning their ‘Plants’ topic this half term.

This will include coverage of learning from year 1 that was missed and also year 2 skills. They will be learning a range of common wild and garden plants, including trees. They will identify and describe the basic structure and parts of flowering plants.

They will then observe how seeds and bulbs grow into plants by planting seeds and describing what happens as they grow.

Finally, we will find out how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow by setting up an       experiment to see what happens if they don’t have all these things!

 

R.E

Year 2 children will be finding out ’How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter?’