Mrs Pitchers & Mrs Panni - 2JPFP
Mrs Jennie Pitchers and Mrs Fiona Panni (Class Teachers)
Mrs Staci Chouhan (Learning Support Assistant)
Welcome to Year 2 and our class of twenty two extremely enthusiastic children!
Our topic for the first half of the summer term is ‘Up in the air’, and part of our work will answer the question, ‘Is flight useful?’ We have started our topic by designing and making kites that might stay up in the air. We are now beginning to test them and analyse our designs, whilst discovering the impact of the weather on our kites’ success! During the next few weeks we will be studying some important events in the history of flight and learning about Amy Johnson as an important historical figure. We will also be looking at some very successful fliers (birds), and how birds such as carrier pigeons have proved useful to humans. As part of our geography curriculum we will be studying aerial maps, and drawing our own.
In English, we will be linking our work to the story, ‘The cat who wanted to go home’ by Jill Tomlinson. We will be writing letters, creating posters with character descriptions, and using ‘storyland’ drama techniques to fire our imaginations and inspire our own story creations.
In Mathematics, we will focus on areas of mathematics, such as geometry, measurement and statistics during the first part of the week. During the second part of the week, we will be working upon developing our place value knowledge and learning about addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. We are continuing to consolidate the skills and strategies necessary for understanding, but are also stretching the children’s thinking with opportunities to reason, puzzle and explain their thinking and mathematical observations.
We also practise Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) for ten minutes each day too.
Our topics for Science this term are ‘Animals including humans’, and ‘plants’. We will be studying how animals change and grow, how to care for pets and what humans need to stay alive, healthy and clean. We will be learning about the conditions plants need to thrive, and the different parts of a plant.
On a Thursday afternoon [PPA day] the children will have French, music, PE and PSHE with Madame Allenby, Mr Welsford, Mr Martin and Miss Sykes. There will be two sessions each afternoon and these will rotate so that the children will get an even amount of all four subjects.