Year 2

Welcome back to a new term in Year 2. I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year!  I hope you all had a happy and holy Christmas, spending time with your loved ones. After a very busy and successful Autumn Term, we are ready for another exciting term at St George and St Martin, with a lot of learning and fun along the way. This newsletter will give you more information about what is going on in the classroom and what the children will be learning.

Spring term is going to be another busy and fun-filled one! Our topic is Alive and Kicking which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. This topic includes learning about our bodies, how to stay healthy through diet, exercise and hygiene.

The children will learn through a creative, cross-curricular approach, which will cover all areas of the National Curriculum. Here is a taster of just some of the things that we will be learning…

In English:

*Stories about home, school and other places that we know

* Diaries and recounts

* Stories by our class author, Julia Donaldson

* News Reports

* Information texts

* In addition, a large focus will be upon Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Vocabulary choices in writing

In Maths:

* addition and subtraction problems,

*using the + – and = signs

*working with money

*reading the time, weight and measures.

In RE:

Jesus: Teacher and Healer, Forgiveness, Lent, Easter.

In Topic:

*Investigating what all round good health means and the good and bad choices that we can make.

*Learning about the life of Florence Nightingale.

*Observing the work of Giuseppe Acimboldo– making faces with fruit shapes and exploring stamping with various fruits and vegetables.

*Exploring medicine both past and present– the effects and benefits.