Teachers: Ms Eastwood & Ms Collins
Support Staff: Ms Spencer, Ms Wardman & Ms O'Shea
Welcome to Year 2
This half term in English we will be looking at ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and doing lots of writing and reading activities linked to the book. In the second half term we will complete work based on ‘The Great Fire of London’ and stories set in London.
In Maths we will continue to look at written calculations, in particular multiplication and division. We will also look at length, time and estimating and position and direction.
In Science we will learn about animals in their habitats.
In Topic we will learn about Mary Seacole and compare her to Florence Nightingale. We will then move onto learning about The Great Fire of London. This will include a trip to Shibden Hall on the 6th June.
This half term the children in Year 2 will also complete their SATS assessments in reading, mathematics and EGPS (English grammar, punctuation and spelling).
We are looking forward to a busy term full of learning.
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Knowsley Safari Park
On Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th October, Year 2 went to Knowsley Safari Park. After a long journey we arrived at the park where we flew straight to Africa. First we saw meerkats and learnt about what they like to eat. Next we watched the red river hogs snuffling in the mud. The giraffes came next and we caught them at a bad moment as they were fighting with their heads. After seeing the giraffes we went on the safari drive and saw many animals including elands, camels, lions, rhinos and wildebeest. We had lunch whilst watching the sea-lion show and they were very talented jumping up to touch the ball. After lunch we had a workshop where we got to touch such creatures such as cockroaches and snakes. Finally during our free time we went to see the tigers, they have a huge new enclosure and one was parading up and down the perimeter. It was a fantastic day which the children thoroughly enjoyed.