This term – Dinosaurs!


Welcome back to Class 2 in 2019! We are looking forward to a new topic this term: Dinosaurs! The children will be carrying out their own research about dinosaurs using laptops and non-fiction texts. They will then learn about different non-fiction text types including leaflets and reports to organise and communicate information effectively. The children will create their own leaflet about dinosaurs and will write a non-chronological report about a dinosaur of their choice. This term’s fiction text is ‘The Little Green Dinosaur’. Following our Talk for Writing format, the children will learn the model text, becoming familiar with the language and plot of the story. The children will then create their own dinosaur stories based on this story.

In Maths, the children will continue to develop their understanding and ability to use money. They will solve real-life problems involving the four calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and will also practice and develop their understanding of place value. The children will continue to develop quick recall of number facts, such as doubles and halves. Year 2 children will continue working on their times tables with Miss Lucia on a Monday and your help at home with this essential skill is much appreciated.

In topic work, the children will be learning all about Fossils and the famous English paleontologist, Mary Anning. Our Computing unit this term will teach the children about algorithms using Scratch Jr. software. Mrs Cooke will continue to teach Art on a Monday afternoon and has lots of exciting plans for dinosaur themed projects.

As the weather is quite chilly, our PE unit this term will be indoor dance. Therefore, children will not need the usual trainers, jogging bottoms and jumpers. To make sure we have enough time in the hall, PE this term will be on Thursday afternoons.

We would love for children to bring in show and tell, however please make sure this is topic related and to avoid children’s disappointment in not having time to show items, please only bring in show and tell on the designated day; the last Friday of term.

Many thanks,

Mrs Clune and Mrs Wood