Welcome to Indigo Class - Year 2. This half term we will be focusing on the following topics:
Literacy: Lighthouse Keeper’s lunch is our first book we will be using as part of our writing unit followed by poetry exploring rhyme, rhythm and repetition.
Show and Tell: is on a Friday afternoon each week. We do not have a specific rota in Year 2 but we will inform you of the week’s focus for Show and Tell. For the first two weeks, children can bring in items or photos linked to the Summer Holidays.
Geography: An Island Home: we learn about the countries of the UK, with a focus on ‘Katie Morag’ and her Scottish island home. We will compare this to our own environment.
Science: the structure of a plant as well as the plants in our local environment: If you do have anything of interest please could your child bring it in for the display table.
Our Scientist focus for this term is: Rachel Carson.
Art: we will work at mark marking, using a range of materials, as part of our nature focus. At this time of year with all the autumn colours we would love some items from your garden or local area.
P.E.: is on Thursday and Friday afternoon so please ensure that your child wears his/her kit to school on these days. Children with long hair do need to tie up their hair for P.E. lessons.
Spelling: Each week we have a spelling test on Friday morning, spelling is ideally learnt by repetition so please revise the weekly words daily. The spelling test is every Friday.
Our Class Webpage: is called Indigo so please visit it regularly to keep up to date with activities in class as well as some super maths and literacy activities.
Class Dojo: We are not using the Home School Books but continue to use Class Dojo. So please look out for individual messages as well as whole class messages on Class Story.
Mindfulness and Pupil voice: This year we continue to focus on regular opportunities to practice and develop mindfulness and pupil voice to ensure that our children become confident and positive and know that their opinion matters. I am looking forward to exploring this important area of learning with Year 2.
Attached is our topics that we will be covering during the Autumn Term.
Felicity Gibb, Year 2 Teacher