Welcome to Year 2: 2016-17
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The Year 2 team at Lakeside
Class 7 : Mr Guest, Mrs Chappell
Class 8 : Mrs Tomkins, Mr Fisher, Mrs Connolly
Class 9: Mrs Whitmore, Ms Banner, Mrs Keen, Mrs Taylor
Spring Term's Theme: 2016-17- 'Jesters and Jousting'
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Our spring theme is Jesters and Jousting! We are learning all about what it was like to live in a medieval castle, investigating medieval artefacts and discussing the strengths and weaknesses of different castle defences. Our English work supports our theme as we learn to write traditional tales and imaginative stories and investigate the features of fiction and non-fiction text. Through our science lessons we will be finding out about the forces and investigating different materials. Multiplication, division, addition and subtraction will be the main focus of our maths work this term. We are excited about using our new skills to solve problems. Our computing lessons will have a music theme as we learn how to use a sequencing program to compose themes for dragons and kings! We will also learn about e-safety. The theme for our art work this term will be fantasy castles. We are looking forward to a trip to Warwick Castle and a visit from an expert on all things medieval, Sir Teach-a-lot!
Autumn Term's Theme: 2016-17- 'On Safari, Meercat Mission'
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This term, our theme is called On Safari: ‘Meerkat Mission’. Year 2 will be learning all about Africa throughout this theme. 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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Last Year's Themes: 2015-16
Summer Term 2016 Summer Theme Map (Underground Overground)
Our summer theme is called Overground Underground. As the days get longer and warmer (hopefully), we will be getting out and about to study animals and food chains. We will also continue with our growing topic with a view to preparing some gourmet dishes with our produce.
We will be investigating and mapping our schools grounds as a part of our geographical work. This will extend to learning about our local area, past and present, through fieldwork trips to locations in Hatherley.
In English we will be comparing the writing of Roald Dahl and Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry books). We will be having a go at writing an adventure story inspired by 'Alice In Wonderland'. Character descriptions will be explored as will the art of writing riddles.
In maths we will revisit multiplication and division and continue to develop fractions. Data handling will be explored through the theme of our topic. Pattern sequencing and weight will be also come into focus.
Athletics and rounders will be our main focus in games and P.E. It goes without saying that we look forward to spending more time outdoors and look forward to the return of Forest Schools for Y2.
Spring Term 2016 - Spring Theme Map (Battles and Banquets)
Our spring theme is Battles and Banquets! We are learning all about what it was like to live in a medieval castle, investigating medieval artefacts and discussing the strengths and weaknesses of different castle defences. Our English work supports our theme as we learn to write traditional tales and investigate the features of an information text. Through our science lessons we will be finding out about the factors affecting plant growth and examining moving toys. In Science Week we will be having fun with simple toys designed to demonstrate the concept of air pressure. Multiplication, division, addition and subtraction will be the main focus of our maths work this term. We are excited about using our new skills to solve problems. We are very lucky to be joined by our resident cellist and singing teacher, Mrs Wilson this term. Our computing lessons will have a music theme too as we learn how to a use a sequencing program to compose themes for dragons and kings! The theme for our art work this term will be fantasy castles. We are looking forward to a trip to Warwick Castle and a visit from an expert on all things medieval, Sir Teach-a-lot!
Autumn Term 2015 - Autumn Theme Map (Building The Dream)
Our first theme is "Building the Dream" and we have planned a number of exciting activities and trips. We will be going to The Brunel Museum, Clifton Suspension Bridge and the model village at Bourton-on-the-Water.The children will even be building dens!
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.