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Year 2 - Mrs Elliman

Autumn 1 - Street Detectives
Picture 1 Having fun with Bee Bot
Picture 2 World Mental Health Day
Picture 3 A visit from the Fire Fighters
Picture 4 We visited the Shack

Autumn 1

What a busy half term! The children have settled in and have picked up the new routines well. We started with Community Week, looking at RESPECT, thinking about people who help us in the local area; visits from Fire Fighters, Police Officers and visiting the Shack. After this we looked at how houses are made, different types of houses and we read lots of stories about houses. One of my favourites was 'The 3 Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig" We finished this half term with a sports morning and writing our own versions of 'The 3 Little Pigs'. Our computing theme was programming, we learned the vocabulary; algorithm, bug and de-bug and some of us are very confident in using this vocabulary. 

Autumn 2 - Beat Band Boogie

Theme Overview & Knowledge organiser

Picture 1 Santa came!
Picture 2 Making cards
Picture 3 Our Christmas show
Picture 4 We enjoyed Cinderella

Autumn 2

Our topic Beat, Band, Boogie was very noisy! We learned how to play instruments, we made instruments and we wrote instructions on how to make them. We also learned about 'Trooping the colour' and how to march properly. We invited our parents in to see our amazing march. We celebrated Christmas by going to see Cinderella, we had a party with games and food and we really enjoyed making snowmen.

Spring 1- Mess, muck and mixtures

Theme Overview & Knowledge Organiser

Picture 1 Liz Million the author came to school.
Picture 2 We love it when the reading champions come!
Picture 3 Making “Foodscapes” like Carl Warner.
Picture 4 We read 'The Gingerbread Man' then made our own.

Spring 1

We started the year with an amazing afternoon of mess, muck and mixture. We made potions outside, painted with our hands and feet, explored shaving foam, cornflour and went home very messy! Sorry about that!

We have looked at art by Monet and Carl Warner and looked at how the artists were different.

We used different media to create our own art work; felt tips, water colour paint, wax crayons, charcoal and clay, we had to be resilient and not give up when it was hard. We ended the half term by showing all our work off to our families.

Spring 2 - Towers, tunnels & turrets

Theme Overview & Knowledge Organiser

Picture 1 Learning Judo moves with destination Judo
Picture 2 Making castles using recycled materials
Picture 3 St David’s Day
Picture 4 Skipping challenge

Spring 2

Well the half term started well but ended quite abruptly with home learning for the last 2 weeks of this half term.

The time we did have in school saw us making castles using recycled materials, learning the name of the parts of castles, labelling knights and their weapons, making castle art work in different ways and a fantastic archery session with Mr Johnson.

As well as theme work we also had Sports Relief, a skipping challenge, a visit from Destination Judo and lots of reading. Our book focus was Rapunzel by Bethan Woolvin but the book we read was different to what we were expecting. I don’t want to ruin it for anybody reading but we thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it!

 

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