Welcome to Year 2. We are very excited to be continuing our learning this year with Mrs Storer. We are lucky enough to have Mrs Warner working with us in the mornings and Mrs Carpenter in the afternoons. We also have Mrs Drinkwater teaching us on a Tuesday afternoon which we thoroughly enjoy! We hope you enjoy finding out about our learning each term.
What a busy term we have had! We have all impressed Mrs Storer by how well we settled into Year 2. It is great to be back with our friends and teachers!
Our topic over Term 1 and 2 is called Friends Near and Far. We are focusing on Africa (we are twinned with Dabaso in Africa) and we have been really interested in finding out from Mrs Drinkwater all about her visit to Dabaso. We have been lucky enough to look at lots of photographs from her visit and she has been able to answer many of our questions. We are looking forward to finding out all about African wild animals next term from Mrs Whiting’s recent trip! We have really enjoyed learning about the 7 Continents and 5 Oceans – ask us to sing you the songs we have been learning to help us remember the names of these continents and oceans!
In English, we have been revisiting Non Chronological reports this term. We have concentrated on writing a report based on wolves this term, which means that next term we are ready to go with writing our own report on an African animal of our own choice. We have been developing our research skills and note taking which means we will be able to use these skills in these next Non Chronological reports.
We were lucky enough to have Ms Rees in from Churchill Academy to teach us an African dance. We have thoroughly enjoyed listening to African music and learning our dance. We plan to work on it more during term 2, and then film our performance so that the rest of the school can also enjoy watching it!
Our RE focus has been the Creation this term. We have listened to the story and taken ‘awe and wonder’ walks around our beautiful school grounds. We looked at Kate Neal’s Picturing Creation art work and then painted our own Creation pictures, which are truly stunning. We have been considering the different ways Christians may say thank you to God, and have written prayers to thank him for creating our amazing world.