Miss Parsons, Mrs Gomes and Miss Smith
Welcome to Nightingales with Miss Parsons, Mrs Gomes and Miss Smith. Year 2 is full of enthusiastic and hardworking children. The children are settling into Year 2 extremely well. We as teachers and the children have high expectations of ourselves and each other and are always striving to improve our handwriting, to learn something new and to develop our skills.
In English we will be beginning the term by looking at Room on the Broom and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. We will then be writing a narrative, diary, character description and much more. Throughout the spring term, we will be learning key grammar terms such as expanded noun phrases, possessive apostrophes and different types of sentences. These will be practised and applied into their writing.
In Mathematics we will begin by learning and using strategies for multiplication, to help us recall our twos, fives and tens times tables. We will then explore division and how they are related to each other. Throughout the rest of the term in Mathematics we will be learning about fractions by finding 1/4, 1/3 and 3/4 of an amount, number and shape.
Our topic this term is ‘What Price Progress.’ Within Geography we will be naming and locating the world’s seven continents and five oceans. We will then compare the human and physical geography of a small area of the UK to China. In History we will be learning about the lives of significant nurses (Edith Cavell, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole) to answer our enquiry question ‘Which nurse had the biggest impact?’ In Art we will be using a range of materials creatively to design and make products by using recycled materials. In RE we will be answering the question ‘What do Christians believe about forgiveness?’. In science we will be exploring materials. We will look at why objects are made from certain materials and how they can change their shape. In music we will be learning to play the recorder.
Nightingales will be taught P.E on a Friday PM and will focus on learning and practising our balance and coordination skills.