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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary School

A school of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    Year 2 Studies

    For Key Stage 1 Curriculum Framework please click here.

    Terms 2 and 3
     
    Term 2 has made a chilling start with the introduction of our new topic ‘Frozen Lands’, which will continue into Term 3. We will be learning about both the Arctic and the Antarctic and the animals that live there; their habitats and how they survive in these cold climates. For a history focus, the children will learn about the explorer Shackleton and his expedition to the Antarctic. Our English for Term 2 will focus around the story ‘The Night Iceberg’; a story about a girl called Tofta who doesn’t want to share her iceberg! For Maths, we will continue to look at key concepts of addition and subtraction and how to use resources to support learning. The children will learn important facts about both 2D and 3D shapes, continue to learn about the different value of coins and introduce time on a clock to the nearest 15 minutes. We will also be introducing multiplication and division facts of twos, fives, and tens. Thank you to all parent helpers who have come in to listen to children read, we really appreciate the support. If this is something that you would like to be involved with please speak to your class teacher.
     
    Key dates for Term 2:
    Parent consultations:     
        Tuesday 6th November
        Thursday 8th November
    Year 2 trip to Wingham Wildlife Park:
        2H –Tuesday 13th November
        2W- Wednesday 14th November
        2J – Thursday 15th November
    KS1 Nativity:
        Monday 3rd December
         Tuesday 4th December

    Term 1

    We have had a fantastic start to the school Year.  Our topic this term has been Weird and Wonderful Weather. Our writing has been based on the story “The Storm Whale” by Benji Davies. The pupils have learnt the story using story maps and then innovated the characters and settings to create their own versions. The classes focused on using interesting adjectives to bring their stories to life.

      In science we have looked at the properties of different materials, using this knowledge to help us investigate which materials were waterproof. The children then created some amazing kites that were based on very imaginative and unique designs which could be flown outside. The children had lots of fun testing the kites out on the playground.

    For maths we started the term looking at place value of two digit numbers. We then progressed to using money and adding amounts using a number line alongside mental strategies. The pupils enjoyed creating shops and selling different items in the classroom.

    Homework will be sent out each Friday and is due in by the following Wednesday. There will usually be a piece of maths work and for writing we ask that the children write a sentence using each of their five spellings from the week.

    The Year 2 team are also looking for adults to come and listen to the children read. If this is something you may be able to help with please speak to your class teacher. Even half an hour could make a big difference.