Year 2

 

Year 2 Classes

Welcome to our Year 2 page.

The teachers in Year 2 are Mrs Marston, Mrs Brophy and Mrs Walker. We are fortunate to have Mrs Holt and Mrs Ball working with us as well. 

In Year 2 we are always try to have a Growth Mindset!  We believe in ourselves and our abilities and love a good challenge.  We celebrate mistakes in Year 2, because we know that if we learn from them then they have been worthwhile.

On our Year 2 page you will find out about learning inside the classroom as well as useful information.

Come and take a look!

Autumn Term

Amazing Africa

 

Our topic this term is 'Amazing Africa.'  We will be sharing some fantastic texts in English that link to this topic and will be focusing on writing character descriptions, non-chronological reports, letters, narratives and instructions.  During reading time we will be sharing the book 'The Akimbo Adventures' by Alexander McCall.  In our Geography lessons we will be using our mapping skills to identify and name the seven continents of the world and the five main oceans using atlases and globes. We will also be exploring hot and cold countries and their relation to the equator.  Then we will be going on Safari to Kenya to discover some of its geographical features and compare them to where we live.  We will be finding out about the Massai way of life using a range of sources. Finally we will be going on an exciting visit to Knowsley Safari Park and we will even be producing our own maps of the park with a key, when we return.

During our HIstory session we will looking at the history of South Africa by finding out about the life of Nelson Mandela.  We will explore his journey using the book, 'Grandad Mandela' by Zindzi Mandela.  We will be encouraged to ask and answer questions about this significant individual, the difference he made and how his actions impact our lives.

We wll be producing some African art and even designing, making and evaluating our own African puppet!  

Below you will find our Knowledge Organiser for this topic.  Please help your child to learn the new vocabulary and thier definitions in preperation for our end of term quiz! We would also love to hear what you have been learning about at Africa at home, through your own research!  Maybe you could even take a trip to the library to see if you can find books that will help us with our learning.