Year 2

Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to the second half of the Autumn Term. Here is some useful information of what we will be doing this term.
The Year 2 team is:
- Mr Oakley Year Leader
- Mrs Bland with Miss Savage Class 2B
- Miss McDonnell Class 2M
- Mrs Akram - Teaching Assistant 
- Mrs Parveen - Teaching Assistant
This half term, our topic is ‘The Deep Blue Sea’. We will be reading lots of stories about adventures at sea involving pirates, sea monsters and treasure.

We shall be having a Pirate Day on the 20th January. Our study of the sea will continue in Science where we are learning about natural habitats.

In English, we will be retelling pirate stories and describing fictional pirates. In Art, we are studying artist Henry Rousseau and creating landscapes in his style.

The children will have PE lessons on Wednesday and Fridays so please make sure PE kits are in school on those days.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to the class teachers or Mr Oakley, please contact the office to make an appointment.
Year 2 Pirate Day
On Thursday, Year 2 had the Pirate Experience Day.
The children started with learning a pirate song and dance and these were then performed to the class. Afterwards, the children completed a Science Investigation on floating on sinking. Using plasticine, the children designed and constructed a small boat and attempted to make it float. There were many successes and failures, but the children enjoyed the challenge.
In the afternoon, the children completed a treasure hunt. Reading a section of pirate text, the children had to find and follow the clues that led them to a treasure chest, filled with a very special surprise!
After the treasure hunt, the children concluded the day with learning about treasure maps and making their own examples. As a special treat, the children then made pirate hats to top their day off. 
See below for a selection of photos.
This term the children will be expected to complete their Maths homework on Google Classroom, starting week beginning 13th September. The children have been taught how to access it. This needs to be completed and 'turned in' on a daily basis. Please see the information below for tips to use Google Classroom.
The children will continue to get paper copies of their spellings. Please remember to read with your child everyday and sign their journal. 
This term the children will be learning multiplication, division and fractions. The focus will be on multiplies of 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables.
Please learn and practise the 2x, 5x and 10x times tables, and if you want an extra challenge, the 3x, 4x and 6x times tables. The children will also need to know the related division facts.
Please see the below weblinks to games the children can play to develop their maths skills and knowledge.
This half term our topic is, 'The Deep Blue Sea'. The children will be reading lots of stories about pirates, the ocean habitats and sea animals. They will be retelling stories, writing recounts and descriptions.
See below for the books we will be reading. Can you read any of them at home? What other books about seas and pirates could you read?
This half term the children will be learning about habitats and micro-habitats, with a focus on the sea and oceans, 
We shall be doing lots of practical activities, investigations and research. 
This half term we will be using atlases to learn and explore the UK countries, cities and seas. 
This half term we will be learning and exploring the life and work of Henry Rousseau. The children will also be creating their own examples of his work. 

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