Year 2 2021 - 2022

Mrs Proctor

KS1 Lead
STEM and RE Lead
Year 2 Teacher

 Welcome to Year 2!

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Welcome back to Autumn Term 2! I hope you have had a lovely break and managed to re-charge the batteries ready for another exciting half term of learning. I love this term in particular...it is so exciting in the run up to Christmas and the enjoyment of the festivities. 

Just a gentle reminder that I will be with the class Monday - Thursday. Mrs Tomlinson will teach Year 2 on a Friday and will lead a 'curriculum day' for the children where they will be taught areas of the wider curriculum. This allows me to focus on the core subjects of Maths and English, as well as our enquiry theme. Mrs Mawrey will be covering my PPA on a Wednesday afternoon and will teach the children a rotation of RE, PSHE and Music. 

For this half term ONLY, the children's PE days are Monday and Friday. Please make sure that your child comes to school in the stipulated PE kit for those days. As the weather turns a little colder into the Autumn and Winter, please consider wearing long sleeved jumpers / fleeces and joggers / tracksuit bottoms. We also advise that children wear trainers rather than PE pumps for stability and support.

As always, I am contactable at all times! You are welcome to send a message on SEESAW or email me on jproctor@littleleighprimary.cheshire.sch.uk. As always, if it is anything urgent regarding day to day problems, please contact Mrs Carthy in the school office who will be happy to help.  

Here's to a fantastic half term in the run up to Christmas!

Mrs P 

This half term we are answering the question...

 

 

Would you rather live in London or Little Leigh?

As writers...

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Our key text this half term is Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. With its rich vocabulary and original, digital images, this book is a clever twist on the well-known traditional tale ‘Jack and the beanstalk’. We will write our own twisted narratives and a letter to Jack, trying to persuade him to climb or not climb the beanstalk. Throughout the unit, there are opportunities within the wider curriculum to practise the everyday Mathematical concepts of measuring and money. There are also cross curricular links to ‘Keeping Healthy’ within the Science and PHSCE curriculum.

As readers...

We will be looking closely at a selection of poetry and fairy tales. This will link brilliantly to our writing focus of a twisted fairy tale where we can compare and contrast the different versions. I know we will really enjoy the wonderful illustrations and have a go at performing our own poetry, too! 

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As geographers...

We will be able to name and locate the four countries within the UK and the corresponding capital cities. They will locate London on a map and be able to identify the distance from Little Leigh and how the children might travel there – train, bus, car and plane. Identify the difference in time for each journey (Maths). Children will research and identify London’s human features, including main tourist attractions and buildings of historical nature (see below). They will understand how the use of land has changed in London since 1666. Children will make reference to the knowledge in the previous unit. Following this, children will look at the land use in Little Leigh and how it has changed over the years. Children will be able to compare London to Little Leigh and form an opinion on where they would prefer to live and why.  

 

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As designers...

We will be learning all about free standing structures! The children will complete a series of focused tasks to understand how to keep a structure safe and secure. We will create simple structures in small groups to create our own imaginary city to live in. Below are some of the structures that we will be using. 

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As scientists...

We will be continuing our learning all about materials! The children have learnt so much about the properties of materials. This half term, they will be focusing on testing their knowledge by using scientific enquiries to explore answers to key questions. 

 

We will be designing and innovating our own brand new city using all of the knowledge we have learnt about land use! We will link this to our previous knowledge of fire safety and our Sustainable Development Goal of Industry, Innovation and Infrastruture. 

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