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Year 2: Dragonflies

Welcome to the Dragonflie!

Hello and welcome to the Dragonfly class page.

*Meet the Dragonfly grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Dragonfly class are Mrs Wraith, who teaches the class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, Mrs Kemal who teaches the class Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday and our wonderful Teaching Assistant, Mrs Madin.

 

We love teaching the Dragonflies and we are so proud of all their achievements!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you! 

 

Our classroom door is always open for you.

*Our Christian Value for the term*

Our Christian value for this term is Trust.

 

Trust is the very essence of faith; trust in the God who is trustworthy.

 

Trust is essential to human life and lies at the heart of all relationships. Trust can mean putting yourself in others’ hands. We have to trust experts - pilots, dentists, surgeons – and our wonderful teachers, teaching assistants and all of our St Faith’s family, and be trustworthy ourselves.

 

John 14:1 (Jesus’ words to his disciples)

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.’

*Our Learning for this term*

We are so excited for our Topic this term...

History Detectives

English

In English this half term we will be focusing on the text ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark’. The children will be learning how to describe what a character is feeling and how this effects their actions. They will focus on retelling the story and have the opportunity to sketch sections of the story. Children will also focus on different settings and how these different locations add to the retelling of the story. In English we will also be focusing on the Titanic and writing a non-fiction double page spread of the events that surrounded that day.

 

Home learning suggestions

1.Look at different non-fiction text.
2. Discuss what different things people can be afraid of and how they can overcome their fear and they don’t need to be afraid of it.
3.  Practice your spelling at least 3 times a week. We will continue to send spellings home on a Friday for the children to learn over the week. These always include common exception words and words linked to the SPaG. The common exception words for this half term are door, floor, poor, because, hold, told, both, old, cold and gold.

 

Reading practice books and reading for pleasure books will be changed once a week. Please ensure reading practise books and reading diaries are brought back to school every day. Please read with your child at least 3 times a week

 

Share your work on Twitter or bring it on during the last week of term.

@GlowwormsStF @SpidersStF @DragonfliesStF @StFaithsTweets

 

Maths

In Maths this term, we are looking at mass, capacity and temperature. Children will focus on comparing, measuring, volume and weight. They will look at vocabulary such as heavier and lighter and different units of measure. Children will also look at measuring temperature in degrees.  

 

Home learning suggestions

1. Use different containers and measure the volume of water in them using milliliters and liters.
2. Using weighing scales to compare the weights of objects.


Topic 

In Science this term we will be continuing to look at plants and how to take care of them. We will be observing, recording and comparing our results using non-fiction writing. If you have any toilet rolls you could bring in, we are going to use these to plant the seeds in. Eco-friendly.

During RE, the children will be exploring salvation and what it means to have hope. We will focus on the Easter story and its meaning to Christians.

In Art, the children will be looking at work of Vincent Van Gogh. They will be exploring techniques of colour, pattern, line, texture and space through Starry Night and their knowledge of Titanic.

In Computing, children will always learn about keeping safety on the internet and keeping their information private. The children will be designing a quiz this term using Scratch Junior. They will be using their previous knowledge to debug and reprogram for their designs.

We will be discovering our History through English this term focusing on the Titanic.

In Music, this term we will be looking at ‘I wanna play in a band’ with chananga and listening and exploring sound.

Year Two will participate in Real PE with the class teacher. This term we are still looking at gym skills including flight, balance, travel and rotation.

 

Spellings

We will continue to send spellings home on a Friday for the children to learn over the week. These always include common exception words and words linked to the SPaG. The common exception words for this half term are door, floor, poor, because, hold, told, both, old, cold and gold.

 

Useful information:

PE days        Dragonflies: Thursday and Friday run         Glowworms: Monday (run) and Friday              Spiders: Thursday and Friday run

The PE uniform is white t-shirt and navy or black leggings/joggers and a navy or black jumper, trainers or plimsolls.

PE kits must be in school every day as timetables can alter at the last minute and all items of clothing must be named and in a named bag.

Also if you would like your child to wear laces up school shoe or trainers please could you spend a little bit of time teaching them how to do laces.
Important dates:

Monday 19th February – Start of term 

Tuesday 27th February – Library AM

Thursday 7th March – World book day

Tuesday 19th March – Parents evening

Wednesday 20th 19th March – Parents evening

Thursday 21st March – Parents evening

Friday 15th March – Young careers day and Red nose day

Friday 22nd March – Feel Fabulous Friday

Thursday 28th March – End of Term

Tuesday 16th April – Back to school

THERE MAY BE MORE DATES ADDED THROUGHOUT THE TERM SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK PARENTMAIL AND THE CLASS WINDOW NOTICE BOARDS.

Year 2 SATs presentation for parents/carers 2023

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