Welcome to the Glorious
Welcome to the Year Two class page of the Glorious Glow-worms. We are so lucky to work with amazing grown-ups, Mrs Hanslip who teaches on a Monday, Mrs Wallis who teaches Tuesday-Friday, Mrs Hooton and Miss Parkhouse our wonderful teaching assistants.
Check out all the amazing things we will be up to this half term. At the bottom of the page you will find the half termly newsletters, key dates and weekly spelling lists.
Keep coming back to keep up to date with what is going on.
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*Our Christian Value for the term*
Our value for this term is compassion. The meaning of compassion is to see how others may be suffering and then to take action to help. It is a strong desire to alleviate the distress of others. It is this action which makes compassion different to sympathy, empathy or pity - it means getting involved rather than merely observing. Our pupils are encouraged to look out for one another, as well as others in the community, and act on behalf of others in order to help them.
"Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too."
In the Bible, we learn that Jesus' compassion prompts him to act, and he mercifully loves, heals and rescues.
Jesus' very presence in the world is the ultimate act of compassion. Humans did not deserve his sacrifice, but because of God's great love, were treated with mercy and are called to live lives of compassion and mercy.
"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." — Ephesians 4:32
*Our Learning for this term*
*Our Learning for this term*
In Science, we will be developing our Scientific skills through identifying and classifying living things and their habitats, including identifying the different characteristics of what makes a suitable habitat. We will also be learning about an exploring a range of British habitats, including creating our own micro-habitat in our school garden.
In RE, the children will be looking at the Enquiry questions: What is good news? Why should we spread good news? This unit of everyday faith and Gospel study will be taught through the concept of how Christians view the ‘Gospel’ or good news, the idea of peace and the need for forgiveness.
In PE, the children will continue to develop their fundamental movement skills through the teaching of gymnastics, exploring, balance, flight, travel and rotation.
In Geography, we will be leaning all about the 7 continents and 5 oceans whilst developing our geographical skills and fieldwork by using world maps, atlases, and globes. We will also be focusing on life in the South Pole and the different climates of our planet.
In Computing, we will continue to use Natterhub to develop our knowledge of internet safety. Alongside this, we will be utilising our bee-bot robots to develop logical reasoning, predict the behaviour of simple programs and develop our understanding of what algorithms are and how they are implemented as programs on digital devices.
In Art, we will be studying the artist, David Hockney to create drawings, paintings, and sculptures to develop and share our ideas and imagination. We will create our own pieces in his style, looking at landscapes and warm or cold colours.
In Music we will be taking part in an ISing Pop workshops later in the term and are very much looking forward to the whole experience – with our very own concert!
In PSHE, we will be taking part in a money knowledge workshop and in our annual NATTERHUB E-Safety Day on the 7th Feb with the theme “Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online.”
English – We will continue to develop our writing through Talk for Writing, with our focus text Bob’s Best Ever Friend; adapted from the Simon Bartram story. We had an excellent ‘hook’ session this week where the children went on a clue hunt around school meeting strange new characters. Over the term the children will learn what is included in a Meeting Tale. They will explore ways to create interesting character descriptions by their use of expanded noun phrases to add emphasis for emotions and different situations. The children will continue to focus on their handwriting and spelling as we practise different joins and spelling common exception words.
We will read with children during reading practice 3 times a week. Please read with and listen to your child read regularly at home and record this in their reading diaries. Remember, they love to hear you read stories to them too 😊
Spellings – We will continue to send spellings home on a Friday for children to learn. The common exception words included this term will be find, kind, mind, behind, child, climb, wild, eye, would, should, could.
Maths – This term we fill be focusing on finishing our unit on money by making amounts and giving change using coins and notes. We will then start our unit on multiplication and division starting with recognising equal groups, how to share equally and how to share into equal groups. From that the children will then move onto learning their multiplication and division facts for their 2, 5 and 10’s times tables.
Home Learning Ideas
• Find out more about a continent you would like to visit.
• Create some art inspired by David Hockney.
• Read meeting tales and then create your own.
• Get into nature to create a microhabitat!