*Meet the Glow-Worm Grown Ups!*
Our year is well under way and what a fabulous start it has been! We have amazing children who are respectful, safe and ready to learn.
We know that this year is going to be a great one!!!
In the Glow-Worms, we have Mrs Wraith who teaches Monday and Tuesday. Mrs Wallis who teaches Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Wallis is also in school on a Tuesday. We also have our amazing Teaching Assistant, Mrs Hooton who is in our class every morning.
We can't wait to meet you!
Our Christian Value this half term is...
Our value for this term is Respect. Being respectful is one of the key ingredients to being the best person you can be.
“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”
Respect is also one of our school rules (Ready, Respectful and Safe) and is a value we hold dear in school. The children learn to recognise respect in others, while also showing respect themselves.
“Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.” Roy T. Bennett.
The children also learn the importance of showing respect to our belongings and to our environment. They are developing their understanding of how we can respect our beautiful world and what we can further do as a school, as a Plastic Free School.
When it comes to climate change, “be the change you wish to be in the world.”
This term our topic is:
As part of our topic areas we will focus on different aspects of inventions and inventors as well.
In History - we will look at famous and less famous inventors that have helped shape the world that we live in today. Our main focus will be through toys, we will look at how toys have changed over time and how different toys were invented to entertain children over time.
As part of our Design Technology this term we will link this with our Forest Schools learning and will focus on how animals feed in the winter, we will investigate different bird feeders and their effectiveness and then invent/design and make our own bird feeders, keeping close to our thoughts the importance of 'less waste'. We will therefore be making the bird feeders from recycled and reused materials.
Our Science topic this term will look at materials and their properties, this will link closely with our DT as we look at the suitability of different materials for different purposes. We will also investigate how different materials can be manipulated in different ways and identify that not all materials can be manipulated in the same way. We will look at why different materials were suitable for certain inventions.
Computing this term will continue to be taught through Natterhub, the children are becoming more confident in accessing Natterhub and we will continue to teach them how to access Natterhub and send and receive information safely through the program.
PSHE this term focusses on being kind to ourselves and identifying our strengths. We will also look at respecting others, the importance of listening and co-operation. This term also includes Anti Bullying Week which we will address.
Our RE this term focusses on celebrations in two other major religions. We will learn all about Diwali and Hannukah this term. Focussing on the enquiry question; is commitment important?
Alongside our PE with the Lincoln City Football Club outreach team, IMPS on a Tuesday, the children will also do PE on a Friday - this term Friday's PE focus is Gymnastics - it is essential that all children have the correct PE Kit for Gymnastics for Safety when using the equipment.
PE is on a Tuesday and Friday this term.
Please find below the English focus text and the accompanying text map.
As part of Talk For Writing, each unit of English work comes with a model text. This is a shorter version of a full book. The model text includes key vocabulary, grammar and spelling rules that the children need to practise and learn through Year Two.
The children must learn as much of the text by heart as they can and use the text map to help them to remember it. In school, we would would do this over a 3-5 days however sometimes it may take longer. The children can add actions, like we do in school, to also help them remember it.
Your child may also like to draw their own text map which also supports them recalling the facts from memory.
As we are not changing books, please practise reading the model text with your child at home so they become very familiar with it. It will help them greatly during the next few weeks in their non-fiction writing.