Welcome to Year 2
Here is a snapshot of Spring 2's Topic:
Spring 2 – Life Cycles and Habitats
Launch: Trip to Wheal Martyn
Highlight: Watching and looking after caterpillars that turn into butterflies in class.
Landing: Wheal Martyn achievement.
· I can write a Non-Chronological Report on a mini beast found in our school environment or from
· I can write another Non-Chronological Report, but this time on my own design of a mini beast. (Independent and links with Art.)
· I can observe closely, using simple equipment.
· I can identify and classify.
· I can gather and record data to help in answering questions.
Living Things and their Habitats:
· I can explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.
· I can identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
· I can identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats.
· I can describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
Animals, including Humans:
· I can notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
· I can find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food
· I can use drawing, painting
· I can develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using
· I can use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. (Clay
· I can use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.
· I can devise a simple map
· E-Safety = I can use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
PE: Football and Outdoor Education
· I can master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
· I can participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
· I can develop balance, agility
· I can use simple compass directions (North, South, East
· I can play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
· I can experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Christianity – Easter Resurrection
· We are learning to re-tell the Easter story and understand what Jesus’ resurrection means for Christians.
British Values: (
More Than One Friend
· I can
· I know that families and friends should care for one another.
· I can look for habitats of
· I can make our own mini bug hotels out of natural materials. (School + Wheal Martyn.)
· I can go on a hunt outside to collect/photograph things that are living, dead or never been alive for a display. (School + Wheal Martyn.)
· I can design and create an area in the meadow that includes plants for attracting wildlife.
- There will be regular spellings given out to learn on a Monday with a test every Friday. These will be found in the little green book. Please hand it back in on a Friday. Whenever you have a spare 5 minutes please test them on the Y1+2 CEW.
- We would also ask that your child continues to read books regularly at home to achieve books on their Book Tower and a pin badge in Cup Assembly on Friday 9th February. Gold = 20, Silver = 15, Bronze = 10. Nearly the whole class got a pin badge last half term! They can only have one signature a day from home. Please could you also remind your child to have their reading book with them
everyday, and we will endeavourto hear them read regularly too. We have several helpers in the afternoons now to hear our class read, if you would be interested in supporting with this in the afternoons please see MrsGeorge in the Office.
- If your child is still learning their CEW Lotto Boards we will aim to test them twice a week. Please encourage your child to learn them at home by reading and spelling the words. (Remember we go back and test ALL children on previous boards on occasions to check they are still secure on them.)
- Your child will also receive another piece of homework each week. This will usually be themed around what your child has been learning in Maths, English, Science or Topic the week before. It is a great chance to consolidate their learning. If they are ever struggling with it please let us know before Friday and we can support them in completing it.
Our PE times are Monday and Friday.
I will ask for wellies and waterproofs in school as and when required for outdoor learning.
It is really important your child is in school in the months of May and June as they will be taking their KS1 SATs (without
If you have any questions or
We are looking forward to continuing to work with you and your child this year.