Year 2 - Lilac
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Mrs Fender and Mrs Gray
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- P.E. - Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings.
- On Wednesdays, the children are playing Unihoc outside and it is really important that they have appropriate kit for this activity. We suggest a warm tracksuit or sweatshirt and jogging bottoms, trainers and gloves (with grips if possible, but please don't buy them specially).
- Friday's P.E. is gymnastics in the Hall, so a T-shirt, shorts and plimsolls are needed.
What you can do at home!
Reading - please would you try to listen to your child read at home. They can earn stickers on their Reading Bee if they read at home, so we would appreciate you spending about 10 minutes of your time every night listening to them.
Times Tables - we have just been learning about multiplication and all the children have been given information on how to achieve their Bronze Award by learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you could help them do this, it would be very much appreciated! The website below is great for a challenge!
During the Autumn term our topic was learning about some important people from history and the arts. These included Mary Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Anthony Browne and Andy Goldsworthy.
When learning about Florence Nightingale, the children spent a day dressed up as either soldiers or nurses from the Crimean War. They learned about artefacts, crafts and medicine from that time. They compared the circumstances of Florence Nightingale with those of Mary Seacole, a herbalist from the West Indies who made her own way to nurse the wounded from the war.
Over the course of the term we read many books by Anthony Browne and used them to support our work in English.
We learned about the art of Andy Goldsworthy and the children thoroughly enjoyed recreating some of his pieces in class.
In the second half of the Autumn term we learned about colour. First the children found out which primary colours to mix to make secondary and even tertiary colours, creating their very own colour wheel. Then we studied the artwork of Kandinsky, Escher and Bridget Riley, creating our own masterpieces.