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Year 2 – Almond Class

Class Teacher: Miss Wise

Teaching Assistant: Miss Thompson

Our topic for this term is: We're all going on a Summer Holiday!

This term our Geography focus is all about Northern Europe and the countries there. We have linked our English writing and reading to this focus and are going to look at Hans Christian Anderson as he was from Northern Europe. Our main focus book will be The Snow Queen.

In Science - we are going to learn about Electricity.

In Art - we are looking at Murals and Tapestries.

In DT - we are going to cook and make our own Scandinavian flat-bread.

In PE - we are going to be learning Athletics and Yoga.

Our topic for Spring 2 term was : Roman Invasions!

We are learned all about the Romans in Britain. We looked at the Roman Empire, Emperors, life as a solider and Boducia! We had a Roman topic day, which you can see pictures of in the gallery. A Roman solider called Lucius came to see us and told us all about life as a Roman solider. We looked at Roman numerals and even tried Roman food.

The book we looked at in English was:

We are looked at non-fiction and fiction books. We're also going to be making our own comic books about our Roman learning!

We looked at self-portraits and portraits in Art. We looked at different artists and their work - Vincent Van Gogh, Holbein and Leonardo Di Vinci will be just some of the artists that we looked at.


Our topic for Spring 1 was : The British Isles!

We will be learning all about the British Isles and the countries that make up the United Kingdom. We will at Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England in depth and compare them to see what makes each country special.

The Journey – Flying Eye Books

Our focus text this term is: The Journey by Francesca Sanna. It is a fantastic book about the journey of refugees to find somewhere safe to live. We will be using this book the learn about different journeys which links to our Science of the Human Body and the different journeys that happen inside of our bodies all the time!

PE clipart – St Peters Catholic Academy | Stoke-on-Trent | Staffordshire

In PE - we will be looking at Dance and Target games. Our PE days are Wednesdays and Friday. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school. 

We love to read in Year 2! We can get lots of rewards for reading lots of times a week so please make sure you listen to your child at least twice a week.


Our topic for Autumn 2  was: Tomb Raiders!

Ancient Egypt and the Nile Virtual Tour

This half-term, we read There's a Pharaoh in our Bath and We're sailing down the Nile. We wrote a letter, a recount and poetry all about Ancient Egypt. 

There's A Pharaoh In Our Bath! : Strong, Jeremy: Books

In Maths, we looked at shape and position. We looked at Multiplication and Division. using tens frames, part whole models and Base 10. We also developed our reasoning and problem-solving skills in our Maths lessons.

In Computing, we will be learnt about E-Books. We learnt how to type, use pictures and record ourvoices. 

In PE,  we will learnt Gymnastics and sending and receiving.  

We use Tapestry to share everything we do in Almond Class, so please check that daily!


In Art we looked at Kandinsky's Circles and recreated our own:

In Science, we have been learning about our basic needs and looked at the Healthy Food Plate: