Year Two

Staff:

Mrs Worthington, Mrs Horan, Mrs McGorian, Miss Harrison, Mrs Shields and Ms Hutchinson

Knowledge Organiser: Spring 2020

Learning Expedition: Spring 2020

Spring Term 1:

Our project is ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets.’

Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower. Let’s build a brand new one… whose is the tallest? Can you measure it?

Dig deep, deep down making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground.

What’s that sound? I hear little hooves going trip, trap, trip, trap, over the rickety bridge. Watch out for the angry troll underneath… he likes to gobble up little girls and boys! Make sure that the bridge is sturdy enough to take the weight and get us safely to the other side.

Hidden until summer

Summer Term 1:

Our project will be ‘Wriggle and Crawl.’

Grab your coat and pooter- we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt.

Sweep your nets in puddles and ponds and lift up your nets to see who’s home.

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 each day and how a spider catches its prey.

On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl!

Ideas for Homework

  • Go for a minibeast safari with your family. Take photographs or draw any  minibeasts you find.
  • Find books and poems about minibeasts. Write a review of your favourite book.
  • Use the internet to research a weird and wonderful minibeast such as the Borneo walking stick and the goliath beetle.
  • Watch a movie about minibeasts and make a comic strip to show part of the film or write a film review.
  • Write a list of adjectives to describe what spiders look like and a list of verbs to describe what spiders do.
  • Create a minibeast word search.
  • Download and label an image of an insect.
  • Make your own non-fiction book about minibeasts.
  • Read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and write a description of the main characters.

Physical Education

PE for Year 2 is on Thursday. We ask that PE kits stay in school for the whole half term; we may have additional sessions on other days. If your child is unable to  participate, we require a letter from home. Please ensure that your child has a full indoor and outdoor PE kit in school at all times. If taking part in outdoor learning activities, it would be useful for your child to bring their wellington boots into school. This applies particularly during winter months when the outdoor environment can get very muddy!

Spellings

Spelling homework is an essential part of Year 2 as it reinforces the work undertaken in class. Spellings are given out each Friday and children are tested the following Friday. Children will complete their spelling test in their Malvern Primary School Planner each week.

Reading

Reading is a really important part of your child’s development as well as being an amazing journey into new worlds, real and imagined. Ideally, we would like the children to read each evening for a short time. However, we realise that this is not always possible. As a minimum, we ask that the children read at home with an adult at least four times a week. We ask that this reading is noted in their planner. Please write in the planner when your child has finished the book and we will change it the same day.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY BRING THEIR READING BOOK IN EVERY DAY EVEN IF THEY HAVEN’T READ THE NIGHT BEFORE.

Homework

We ask children to use our ‘Ideas for Homework’ help sheet to choose two independent learning projects to undertake each half term. This help sheet will be given out at the start of each half term. Details can also be found by scrolling down to the relevant half term.

In addition to these projects, we ask children to complete spelling and mental mathematics homework every evening and additional maths and English homework as required. This will be given out on a Friday for completion by the following Friday.

We hope to make homework as fun as possible and hope that you enjoy opportunities to see first hand how your child is progressing on their learning journey.

Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher at any time to discuss homework if you feel it necessary.

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