Carpe Diem - Seize the Day
Mrs Jeukens (Teacher)
Mrs Wynn (Teaching Assistant)
The topic this term is ‘Animal Magic!’ They will use a variety of methods (e.g. maps, Google earth, globes and internet research) to find out about animals and zoos all over the world. They will explore climate in different places and learn that animals’ physical appearances reflects their habitat. They will learn the 7 continents of the world. In November, we will learn about Bonfire Night by learning about The Gunpowder Plot. In Music, they will learn songs about animals and will experiment with changing rhymes and songs. In Art, they will create a sketchbook and practise using a range of media to explore animal patterns. They will look at famous artists such as Henri Rousseau, Franz Marc and Pablo Picasso. In Design Technology, the children will explore moving books and will design, make and evaluate their own animal themed book. The children will regularly use computers and will learn how to stay safe when using the internet, by following the SMART rules.
Swimming: We will start swimming lessons in the Spring.
There will be 10 swimming sessions. .
PE on Friday: This term it is gymnastics in the hall. The children will need pumps or trainers just in case we have an outdoor PE session; weather permitting.
Reminder- other PE kit includes: white plain t-shirt, navy shorts and plain white socks. Please put your child's name on each item to prevent anything being lost. Thank you.
Spelling Test: Thursday
New spellings will be sent home every Friday as part of the weekly homework.
Remember to send in Home link books and reading books every day.
Book change is normally on a Tuesday and 'top up' on Friday; book change days may alter some weeks.
Homework must be returned by a Thursday morning please.
Christmas Performance: YEAR 2 song 2017
This year, the Owls Class will be singing a Christmas song linked to Australia. Please can you provide your child with appropriate clothes - Australian 'beachwear'.
Here are some examples:
We want the children to look fun so be as creative as you can. If you need any advice or help, please come and see myself or Mrs Wynn.
I will send home copies of the lyrics soon with the weekly homework.