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Year 2: Glow Worms

Welcomtthe Glow-Worms!

Hello and welcome!

*Meet the Glow-worm grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Glow-worm class are Mrs Wraith, Mrs Wallis, Mrs Jones, Mrs Marrows and Mrs Parkinson. Mrs Wraith works on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Wallis on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

We all love teaching the Glow-worms and we are so proud of their achievements!

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

*Our Christian Value for the term*

Justice

When we focus on Justice, we are making sure that everyone is treated equally and fairly. In the Bible, we are told that justice is about 'opening your mouth for those who can't speak for themselves' (Proverbs). Jesus' ministry speaks of hope for people who are poor and oppressed - some of his strongest critiques are spoken against the mighty and the powerful. How can you make things fair for everyone?Do you treat everyone equally? Have you ever shown courage when making the right but difficult choices?

 *Our Learning this Term*

We love learning in the Glow-worms! After Easter our topic would have been WRIGGLE AND CRAWL. 

Do you love hunting for bugs? Digging up worms or even building a bug hotel? Then this is the topic for you!

 

COMPUTING

The children would have continued using Scratch Jr. to program and predict the logical behaviour of programs. The children would have had to use simple debugging skills to solve simple problems.

 

E-SAFETY

Being safe while online is extremely important. If as a parent you would like support on how to keep your child safe while online, please pop and see Mrs Wallis.

 This half term the children will learn about their digital footprint. They will learn about the imprint that is left while using the internet.

 

 

GEOGRAPHY

The children would have been using Google Earth to describe the physical features surrounding our school.

 

D&T

The children may have planned, built and evaluated mini beast homes. We may have spent a lot of time outdoors to investigate different areas and which insects are found there. The children would then have planned a suitable home for a particular insect.

 

MUSIC

The children would have been creating, selecting and combining sounds. They could have used Garage Band to play around with different tempo and pitch.

 

 

SCIENCE

In Science the children would have been learning all about habitats including micro-habitats and why particular animals and bugs are suited to different environments. The children would have been learning about different plants and describe how animals get their food from plants and other animals, looking at simple food chain.

 

 

ENGLISH

In English this half term the children would have read 'What the Ladybird heard' and 'The Bad Tempered Ladybird' which link nicely to our topic. They would have written their own story about a minibeast, leaflets for inviting insects to stay in their hotels they made in DT and poetry.

Through our English lesson we would have looked at using the apostrophe for possession and contractions such as 'the girl's name' and 'I can't write anymore'

 

SPaG

This half term we would have been focusing on spelling the words: who, whole, any, clothes, busy, people, water, money, father

Spelling: ‘o’ spelt ‘a’ after ‘w’ and ‘qu’ e.g. want, quantity.

'or' making an 'er' phoneme as in work, word.

'ar' making the 'or' phoneme as in warm and 's' as in treasure, measure.

 

MATHS

In maths the children would have been recapping over number and looking at the place value of a two digit number.

We would have recapped over addition and subtraction using the column method, with and without renaming. Finally we would have looked at multiplication and division.  

 

HOMEWORK PROJECT IDEAS

1. Why not research a mini beast? You could write a fact sheet or write a story about it.

 

2. Could you use recyclable materials to create your own mini beast? Could you design a brand new mini beast taking the best bits from other insects? Write a fact file about it.

 

3. Imagine being an insect! What would the world look like to an insect? 

 

These are only suggestions, let your imagination run wild!

 

If you do any projects at home, please post them on Twitter

 

 

 

We want to say to all our parents that you are doing an amazing job! We miss you all terribly and cannot wait to see you all soon. Please stay safe and we are here if you need us.

The update above is just to let you know what we would have been up to after Easter, there is no pressure for you to do anything related but if you would like more help, please let us know.

 

 

 

 

 

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