Miss Beaman will teach P.E. every Friday. Wherever possible, this will be outside. In order to be prepared, P.E. kit (consisting of white t-shirt, navy blue shorts and suitable footwear that children can fasten themselves) should be in school every day. Warm top/tracksuit bottoms (navy) would also be advisable for the coming term.
Miss Jenkins will teach Forest School on Monday afternoons. Children should have appropriate clothing in school for this; During cold and wet weather, waterproof trousers and coat, as well as wellies, will be necessary. In warmer weather, children may wish to wear old clothing instead. Any lightweight clothing should still provide full covering to legs and arms (e.g. full-length trousers and long-sleeved top).
Science Key Information Recall Facts
All living things do certain things to stay alive. These are called life processes.
Life Processes – These are the things that all living things do. They move, breathe, sense, grow, reproduce and get rid of waste and get their energy from food.
Plants need water, food and air to survive.
Plants need sunlight to grow well.
Plants absorb water and nutrients through their roots.
History Key Information Recall Facts
A significant person has a long lasting impact on their country or the world.
In the past, significant explorers helped find out information about different countries.
Travelling Around the World
In Lapwings Class this term, the children will begin to understand that climates vary in different parts of the world and are affected by where in the world a country is. The children will build their knowledge of seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and begin to understand the hot and cold areas of the world. They will also closely study plants and trees in the natural environment and in addition, look at the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
After immersing in the story, children will innovate ideas then invent their own version.
Children will have an ongoing poetry topic, linked closely with Music. Each week, they will listen to a different poem written by Christina Rosetti, explore the language she used, then learn to recite it expressively themselves.
As well as learning a range of poems, children will be looking closely at 'Patterns on the Page'. After learning about acrostic poems last term, they will now explore different ways poems can be presented visually in different shapes.
This term, children will also have the opportunity to explore the features of explanation texts and write their own explanations about how plants grow (linked closely to their work in Science).
Alongside our daily maths sessions, children will be continuing to learn their times tables. In Year 2, children will recap their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. The three times table will be introduced later in the year. This will be in the form of chanting whilst following written multiplication number sentences:
Children will also need to complete weekly spellings and Mathletics activities.
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