Year 2 is taught by Miss Pennance and teaching and learning is supported by Mrs Parker.
Welcome to Year 2! I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday! Did you know that we are going to be doing some amazing things together in Year 2? I hope you are as excited as I am about the year ahead!
I'm so excited because I have got some wonderful topics planned for us. For Autumn term, everyone in school will be learning all about 'Journeys and Discoveries', but each class will be focusing on something slightly different. The 'Journeys and Discoveries' we will be learning about are all linked to Space! To help us explore Space, we will be joining Bob as he travels to the moon. It's not just Bob who we'll be meeting. We will be reading lots of Space books together where we will meet lots of different characters and learn about real people who have been to space and people who have even walked on the moon! Wow! For more details the books we will be reading and the learning in each subject, take a look at the Holistic Plan.
Our classroom has been transformed ready for our learning all about space and planets and we have already been enjoying making our planets in our big art lessons. As always, we will be looking out for any other fantastic books we find along our way.
As well as our Space books, we will also be focusing on an author. This term, our author focus will be Julia Donaldson. She has written 64 children's books. Our challenge is to read (or listen to) as many of her books as we can between us as a class. Please visit www.juliadonaldson.co.uk to find out all about her and the different books she has written! Are you up for the challenge?
So, if you have any of her books at home, or spot any while visiting the library, please share them together at home. This could be you reading to an adult, or an adult reading to you! You could even record yourself reading the story and post it on SeeSaw because then we could share the story in school with the class! If you don't feel like recording a video, you could always take a picture of yourself with the Julia Donaldson book you have found and post that on SeeSaw or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org as I would love to put our pictures up in our reading corner to show everyone just how many books we have read. Don't forget to record this reading (or any reading) in your reading diaries too.
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I am already looking forward to our adventures together this term!