Year 2- Apple
Welcome to Year 2 Apple!
Our teachers are Mrs Emma Akers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Mrs Catherine Ashley on Thursday and Friday
and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Jenny Goodfellow
Our Drop In Day for Parents is: Thursday each week
Forest School : Term 1: Wednesdays
A Place We Call Home
In this Learning Journey we will be investigating where we live!
Stunning Start –
Our favourite Stories – Story Telling Sessions (Start of Term 1)
Marvellous Middle –
Trip to The Pantiles and the Tunbridge Wells Museum (Start of Term 2)
Fabulous Finish -
Road Safety Workshop linking to the text “The Hodgeheg” (End of Term 2)
Our Power of Reading text for term 2 is the Hodgeheg by Dick King Simth.
Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but unfortunately on the wrong side of the road from the Park, with its beautiful lily pond, and more importantly its juicy slugs, worms and snails!
We will be celebrating our love of books through this text immersing ourselves in rich stories from around the world. The children will become story tellers using music, artefacts and drama. safety will also be explored through taking part in road safety workshop at the end of term 2.
Year 2 are continuing to follow the Inspire Maths programme of study. This is a whole-school primary maths programme, based on Singapore's maths series, which provides everything you need to support a mastery approach to mathematics and meets the higher expectations of the 2014 National Curriculum. During term 2 we will be covering extending the children's knowledge of money and problem solving to apply the skills learnt. We will then be moving on to number 1-1000, place value connected the these numbers as well as ordering and comparing these numbers as well as finding and exploring patterns in numbers. Throughout the term Inspire system recaps and revises skills learnt through problem solving questions.
Science- Uses of everyday materials
Our learning objectives for this term in Science continues to be uses of everyday materials. The children will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Also they will be finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. We will be linking our learning to our English work, discussing the suitability of the materials the 'Three Little Pigs' used to build their houses. We are also linking our science work to why we should recycle more and why in order to recycle, different materials need to be identified and sorted.