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Year 2 - Mrs Walker & Mrs Bareham

smiley Welcome to Year 2 smiley



You will find some information about this half term here.  


Our topic this half term is 'Inspirational People'. We will study what makes somebody inspirational and how this links to our emergency services. We will have a 'virtual' visit to a local fire station and a fire safety talk from Green Watch in Carlisle. We will then step back in time and study an inspirational person from history- Florence Nightingale. We will consider why we have had 'Nightingale' hospitals during the COVID pandemic and how she influenced nursing. We will also take a little look at a modern inspiration Sir Captain Tom Moore. 


In Science we will be learning about materials and their properties. We will name a range of materials and carry out some investigations to find out their properties. 


In P.E. we will be playing lots of games and developing throwing and catching skills. P.E. is on WEDNESDAY. Children can come to school in their P.E. kit on this day. This includes wearing jogging bottoms/leggings on colder days however they MUST wear their school jumper. 


Our Literacy work will begin with the well known story 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' as a story set in a familiar setting and be followed by a biography on our inspirational person Florence Nightingale. 


In maths we will be looking at addition and subtraction before moving onto work on money. 


Reading: Children will be reading either the Read Write Inc books or the Accelerated Reading books as their class/home reading book. Your child will come out with a number called a ZPD on Accelerated Reader which tells us which books are at the right level for reading and comprehension skills. Children are expected to read shorter books twice (at least once to an adult at home) before completing a quiz on the book in school. If they score above 85% on a quiz for that level of books 3 times then they will move up to the next number within the ZPD. We will start the term off training the children on how to use Accelerated Reader before reading books start to come home. We had lots of success with this last year it just takes a little time to get up and running with year 2 so bear with us!


Homework: To start off with we will be sticking with Spelling Shed and Numbots/TT Rockstars as an online platform to support learning at home. This may change as the term progresses. Log in information will be found at the start of your child's reading journal. 

We will share information on here and Class Dojo over the coming weeks so keep an eye out. 


Mrs Walker and Mrs Bareham



Fire service and safety talk:

To link to our inspirational people topic we had a video call and a 'virtual visit' of Carlisle East Fire Station. Jonathan Wills from Green Watch talked us through his job, the kit he wears, the fire engines they have and discussed fire safety and how we can keep safe in our homes. The children really enjoyed listening to what he and other members of Green Watch had to say and asked some superb questions. We were the first school they had done this with and it worked brilliantly. We won't let COVID restrictions get in the way of our learning!!!!
Here are a few pictures of what we saw...

Fire Service and Safety Talk

A Tiger Came to Tea... in year 2!!!!

Counting vertices- using marshmallows!

Phonics Screening Check Information

We had a wonderful time at The Museum of Military Life. Take a look at our photographs.
Nursery – Mrs Harper & Mrs Bareham
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