"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela (South African first black President, anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist)
Welcome to Year 2
Welcome! We are really excited to welcome the children to Year 2!
In the first term, our topic Express Yourself! has an English focus. We will be fully immersing ourselves in the fiction book, The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, which contains a series of letters from some very irate crayons. The children will develop their persuasive letter writing skills and will be writing humorous letters from the perspectives of classroom objects. The children will also be accessing a range of letters and postcards during Guided Reading sessions to develop their understanding further.
As the children are returning from the long summer break, we will be integrating revision activities of prior learning and mindfulness, as well as introducing new learning.
Our Big Idea this term is Freedom of Speech - we will be using stories to exemplify this and talk about why this is important and how we encourage this at school.
Our Inspirational Thinkers, Collaborator and Role-Models we will explore include:
- Martin Luther King
- Rosa Parks
The subject-led Creative Curriculum Topics for the rest of the year are:
- As If By Magic!
- Fire Fire!
- Vicious Vikings
- Habitats of the World
Year 2 Curriculum Newsletters:
Year 2 Learning Organisers:
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Online phonic comics to read http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html