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Year 2: Armstrong class



We can’t believe that we have now started our last term in Year 2!  Where has the time gone?  It only seems like yesterday when we were settling into our new class!  We have learnt so much and have grown up a lot since September, but there are still plenty of exciting things to learn before we leave KS1 and venture into KS2.


Our English work starts with animal adventure stories and we will be exploring the story 'The Wind in the Willows'. Following on from this we will be looking at letter writing. We will explore different letters before gathering content to write our own. Our final English unit is 'Aladdin'. We have lots of different opportunities to show case our writing skills within this unit. 


In Science, we will be looking at plants. We will be looking at seed dispersal, wind pollination and how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.


For our Computing work this term, Y2 will be creating pictures, looking at the work of Impressionist artists and recreating them using the Impressionism template in 2Paint A Picture. We will also be looking at the work of pointillist artists such as Seurat and learn how to recreate pointillist art using the Pointillism template.  Later, we will be looking at how digital content can be represented in many forms, as well as manipulating and presenting digital content and information.


In RE we’ll be learning about what happened in the aftermath of Easter.  We will be reading stories about the times Jesus appeared to His disciples after the resurrection, His Ascension into Heaven and the events of the Pentecost.  During the Pentecost, Jesus blessed the disciples with the Holy Spirit and we’ll be thinking of ways to show that the Holy Spirit lives in our hearts as well.


Topic work will start with the weather.  We will learn about seasonal weather patterns in hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles and comparing these to weather patterns in the United Kingdom.  After half term, we’ll be ‘going to the seaside’ as we compare the seaside now to what it was like in the past.  We can’t wait for that!


In DT we’ll be exploring simple mechanisms, focusing on wheels and axles.  We will design and make ice cream vans – perfect for our seaside topic.  


As you can see, we’ll be keeping our noses to the grindstone as we try to make this term the best one ever!

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Recommended Reading Books

We have selected these recommended reading lists from Peters Education to ensure that our children have access to a wide range of books.  These books are all available in school and form our 'core' texts in our class libraries.  These lists are chosen because they:

  • link with our curriculum for each year group
  • represent different cultures
  • introduce children to new authors and expand their knowledge of familiar authors
  • ensure progression 
  • match topics of interests for our children
  • tackle current themes.

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