Welcome to the Glorious Glow-Worms!
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*
Justice means giving all people what it is right and fair for them to have: life, health, freedom and dignity. It is about acting out of a concern for what is right.
When we think about justice, we also think about the British Value of Tolerance and Mutual Respect and Democracy.
Deuteronomy 16:20: Follow justice and justice alone.
*Our Learning for this term*
We are so excited for our Topic this term...
A Summer Holiday
This term, we are learning all about a new kind of text – explanations! The children will begin by thinking some more about dragons and writing some interesting explanations about why they breathe fire, capture princesses and are afraid of mice! The children will continue to focus on using conjunctions to extend their sentences, time connectives to help their writing flow and the different features of explanation texts. We will continue to focus on their handwriting and spelling as we practise different joins and spelling common exception words.
This term we will be continuing with our topic on position and direction. The children will learn about ways to describe position and how to give accurate directions, including full, quarter, half and three-quarter turns. The children will also focus on describing turns using clockwise and anticlockwise. Once this topic is complete, we will be recapping and embedding the children’s knowledge and skills in addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
History and Geography
We are going to be focusing on changes within living memory. We will look at how seasides, holidays, entertainment and travel have changed in the UK from the past until now. We will link this to our Geography topic, where we will be learning all about maps and routes. We are going to plan and create our own route to follow through Lincoln to the Bailgate to the ice cream parlour! The children will take photos on our walk as they follow their maps to create a photo journey.
We are continuing to develop our scientific skills by examining how plants grow. We will create our own experiment to test the conditions cress needs to grow healthily, and will be creating our explanation leaflet all about how seeds grow into plants.
This term, the children will be thinking about and discussing the enquiry questions How does faith and belief affect the way people live their lives? What makes some people give everything for other people? We will also be walking to the Cathedral to take part in our Church School Festival.
The children will continue to develop their fundamental movement skills through team games, coordination and ball skills. We will also be getting ready for our Summer Sports Day!
We are continuing to use Charanga for our Music lessons this term, where the children will appraise a range of Classical music and learn a song using glockenspiels. We will also be practising and rehearsing our wonderful End of Year Production!
We will continue to embed internet safety through Computing, where the children will use devices to access Natterhub and will take part in an Internet Safety Workshop.
The children will be learning about what to do to stay safe in different environments. They will explore sun safety, water safety and home emergencies.
The children will also be thinking about transition to a new school and learning how to cope with worried feelings.
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 children, everybody, sugar, beautiful, improve, whole, clothes, people, money, Mr, Mrs
Home Learning Ideas
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Glowworms is on a Tuesday and Thursday
Spiders is on Wednesday and Thursday
Dragonflies is on Monday and Thursday
The PE uniform is white t-shirt and navy or black leggings/joggers and a navy or black jumper, trainers or plimsolls.
Reading practice books will be changed on a Monday and reading for pleasure books once a week.
Please ensure reading practise books and reading diaries are brought back to school every day.
8th June – Church School Festival at the Cathedral
WC 12th June – Class visits to SFSM
13th July – Y1 and Y2 Sports Day
Wednesday 19th July - Thanksgiving at Church
Thursday 20th July – Leavers Celebration
Last day of term - Friday 21st July
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