Welcome to our page for Year 2 children!
This half term, our topic will be Our Town where we will be learning about the history of Chatteris. We will be exploring how Kingsfield Primary School came to be through the joining of King Edward School and Burnsfield School. In English, we will be learning about folk tales, through the text “A Necklace of a Raindrops”. Our writing will include instructions, letters and diary entries. In Maths, we will be looking at place value of numbers up to 100 and begin to understand how to solve addition and subtraction calculations. In Science, our topic is Everyday Materials, where we will be investigating a range of materials and their uses in everyday life. We will be looking at Christianity in R.E, including the life of Jesus. Our focus in PSHCE will be friendships, where we will be identifying reasons for being a good friend.
Year Two have been thoroughly enjoying learning about the history of Kingsfield Primary School. We have learnt that it used to be two separate schools – King Edward Junior School and Burnsfield Infant School. We have been fascinated by the changes that have happened in school, especially the difference in desks, uniforms and how the lessons have changed. They have written a comparison explaining how Kingsfield Primary School is different to King Edward School. We have also walked round the school and observed which features of our school today look the same and which parts have changed, for example the swimming pool is now a five senses garden for Reception children.
In English this half term, Year 2 are going to be learning about the different skills needed to be able to write their own story. We are going to be reading The Twits by Roald Dahl and we are sure the children are going to find this story very funny! Into December, we are moving onto the story of the Polar Express, where we will be learning about the skills needed to write a recount. In maths, we are going to be continuing our addition and subtraction topic.
Year 2 are going to be very busy this term continuing on learning about Chatteris. We are going to be finding out about the location of the town and where it is situated within the United Kingdom. We are linking this into Design Technology where we are going to be researching healthy food including a video call with a farmer at Bartletts about how produce is grown and harvested. In science, we will be exploring animals and humans such as the life cycles of a hen, tadpole and human and will be comparing these. In conjunction with D.T. we will be identifying the different food types and what we need to do in order to stay healthy. In R.E. we will be continuing the topic of Christianity and will be finding out about the birth story of Jesus. In PSHE, we will be learning about anti-bullying and what we can do to be kind to our friends and what to do in the event of bullying.