Welcome to Year 2: 2017-18
Please follow our learning experiences on our Year 2 Blog
The Year 2 team at Lakeside
Class 7 : Miss Dhillon and Mrs Connolly
Class 8 : Mrs Tomkins, Mr Fisher, Mrs Taylor
Class 9: Mrs Ellson, Ms Banner, Mrs Keen
Autumn Term's Theme: 2017-2018- 'Let's Celebrate Safari'.
This term, our theme is called 'Let's Celebrate Safari'. Year 2 will be learning all about Africa. We will explore the wildlife, culture and traditions. We will be sharing traditional stories and poems from Africa and our key text will be ‘Meerkat Mail’ by Emily Gravett. We will be learning to use and create maps, locating the continent of Africa as well as the other six continents and five main oceans of the world. We will compare and contrast Cheltenham with Nigeria. As artists, we will be exploring shapes and patterns found on African animals and their surrounding environments. From this we will produce paintings and prints. As scientists, children will learn about African animals. We have a visit to Bristol Zoo during this theme, where children will gain lots of first-hand experiences looking at a range of African animals. This will enhance children’s ability to identify how most animals and plants live in habitats which they are physically suited to and will learn how these habitats provide their basic needs. Children will study and construct simple food chains to show how animals obtain food from plants and other animals. We will complete our theme by engaging in a fun African drum workshop. We are so excited to get started!
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P.E days: Indoor PE is on Friday and Outdoor games on Tuesday. It is suggested that children keep P.E kit in school from Monday to Friday. Homework is given out on Friday to be returned on the following Friday, Forest School will be on Tuesday.