Cradle Hill Community Primary School

Year 2

Term Three

Our topic this term is The Great Fire of London! 

We started our topic with a visit from Samuel Pepys who explained how the fire began in 1666, we joined in with the acting and singing!                                  

 

We are learning about important changes that came about after this event. 

 

In Art we have been colour mixing and will be making a fiery scene with a moving boat. We will be making a press print of a Tudor house to add to our scene.

 

Our roleplay area this term has turned into the bakery on Pudding Lane and the children have already been enjoying visiting this to further their learning.

 

Although the new homework grid has been given out, please remember to read with your child daily and practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Term Two

Our topic this term is Explorers! 

We are travelling to Antarctica to learn all about the amazing explorer Shackleton and his incredible expedition to the South Pole. 

We will learn about how the 28 men survived when their ship The Endurance became stuck in the pack ice. 

In Art we use pencil techniques to sketch The Endurance and use our watercolours to create an antarctic scene. We will also be designing our own lifeboats.

Through our Science we will be designing a coat to keep a husky dry and later on in the term use this knowledge to design a sack for Santa!

Our roleplay area this term has turned into the Antarctica Science Research centre and children have already been enjoying visiting this to further their learning.

 

In the homework books you will find some tasks to support and extend our topic at home. 

Term One

What a fantastic start to year 2!

The children have settled quickly into their new routines and have enjoyed our first topic 'Food Glorious Food.'  The stone soup was a huge success!

 

Ways to support your child at home

  • Lexia (for early readers)
  • TT rockstars (times tables)
  • read regularly with your child
  • practise spellings using one or more of the suggested strategies
  • homework tasks 

 

Useful documents

/docs/Homework_grids term 2.docx

/docs/Autumn_Term_Parent_Booklet.pdf

/docs/Year_2_Term_1_spelling.pdf

/docs/Year_2_common_exception_words_to_spell.pdf

/docs/SPRING_1_2019_homework.docx

/docs/Spring_booklet_y2_19.pdf