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  • What's the big idea

    By learning about ourselves and each other, we are able to celebrate our differences whilst also seeing all the things that we have in common. We are all individuals, but together we make up a wider community- one that should support and respect one another

  • What are we learning?

    Science

    We will know:

    • That animals, including humans, have offspring whch grow into adults

    We will be able to:

    • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
    • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene

    History

    We will know:

    • About changes within living memory – making a family tree

    We will be able to:

    • Ask and answer questions related to the past

    Geography

    We will know:

    • The locations of our ‘here’ and ‘there’ regions, neighbouring regions and seas
    • The locations and names of the four countries of the United Kingdom

    Computing

    We will be able to:

    • Develop an understanding of what an algorithm is using coding

    Art

    We will be able to:

    • Create self-portraits, comparing the sytles of Van Gogh, Anastasia Valiulina and Pablo Picasso
  • Knowledge organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!

  • Maths

    We will be able to:

    • Compare and order objects and numbers
    • Use a place value chart and part whole model
    • Build on addition facts with tens and ones using partitioning
    • Count in 2s, 5s, 10s  and 3’s
    • Add and subtract using a variety of methods including tens and ones
  • English
    • We will be learning how to write stories using story maps and drama.
    • We will continue to improve our spelling, punctuation and grammar knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: writing simple sentences, using adjectives, question marks and creating extended noun phrases.
  • COMMON EXCEPTION WORDS

  • Year 2 Notes and dates

    School day:

    The Year 2 school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.10pm.

    PE Kits

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and trainers. All children will come to school wearing PE kit on their PE days.

    Year 2 PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays.

    Home Learning 

    1. Daily reading - this is very important! Reading books are changed once a week.  Please listen to your child read, and read to them. Please write a comment in their green reading record. Thank you!

    2. A short piece of work will be sent home once a week on a Friday- this will help your child with their English or Maths knowledge and skills. 

    3. A task connected to project learning every half term. This will be set on DB - we will email you with more information.

    If you have any problems with completing the homelearning tasks, please talk to your teacher at pick up, or email your teacher.

    Your child has their login details – if you need these again, please email: sphinx@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Please read with your child as often as possible and change when your child has finished reading the book and a comment is written in the reading journal. 

    If your child reads for 20 minutes a day they will hear 1,800,000 words per year!  Amazing!

    Trips

    We plan to visit to the London Museum of Water and Steam More information will be sent to you as soon as possible!

    Can you help?!

    If you have any information (stories, photos, experiences, artefacts etc) that may make our project even better, then please contact your class teacher.

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    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance.

    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.

  • Statutory Spellings

  • How to Contact The Year 2 Team

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that teachers have more time at the end of the day!

    Alternatively, teachers check the year group email every day so you can contact them here:  sphinx@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

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