Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to the Kestrels and Owls class page.
The Kestrels class teacher is: Mr Lee
The Owls class teachers are: Miss Weston (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Griffiths (Thurs-Fri)
The support staff are: Mrs Sanders and Miss Parker
If you have any questions or messages for the Reception team please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date with our learning and all of the exciting things we get up to by follow our year 2 Twitter page: @stpetersy2
- We encourage children to read at home as often as possible and we will count 1 read a day towards your child's Reading Karate award!
- Please ensure your child's PE kits is kept in school everyday. If your child wears tights to school they will need an extra pair of socks to wear for PE.
- Please ensure you know your child's login information for Microsoft Teams, If you are self-isolating, this is where all of our home learning activities are saved each week. Click here to view a Teams step by step guide.
- Week Commencing Monday 12th July - Sports Week
- Friday 16th July - Sports Day
- Wednesday 21st July - Last Day of Term
What's happening this year?
Below is a short overview of what will happen each term in Year 2 this year.
Term 1- Enchanted Forest
Dive into an enchanted forest and discover a fairy kingdom! During this topic, the classes will focus on the Talk for Writing story ‘Sophie’s Sprite Adventures’ and we might even be lucky enough to have fairies visit our classrooms! We will also compare homes throughout time and discuss the changing designs to fit specific purposes. Imagine enchanted homes and design one to meet the needs of mythical creatures.
Term 2 - The Great Fire of London
During this topic we will be able to explore an event from the past, prepare questions and interview an eyewitness to the event, read and write poems and produce a newspaper report using a range of resources. This history-based topic is full of excitement! We will get the chance to build Tudor houses and watch a reconstruction of the how the fire burnt through London!
Term 3 - Traditional Tales
We will start this term with the now legendary book week where we will be immersed in a chosen book and the staff will dress up and bring book characters to life. We will discover the magical fairy tale of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and rehearse the Year 2 performance. We will imagine the story from the wolf’s point of view and discover the magic of other fairy tales.
Term 4 - Take a Walk on the Wild Side
We will be taking a walk on the wild side during this topic and focus on the classic story ‘Where the Wild Things are’. We will have many adventures including forest school, den building, making tree spirits, eating and dancing by the fire! We will also get the chance to use our geography skills and look at the world map to identify different forests and jungles around the world.
Term 5 - Africa
Put on your walking boots and step into this geography-based topic of Africa! We will start the term off with a safari hunt around the school grounds finding African animals and learning facts. During this term we will be working on an art project, where we will make African animal masterpieces! This topic will enable us to focus on other areas of the curriculum including geography, science, history, and music!
Term 6 - Castles
Pull on your armour and prepare for battle as you meet knights, dragons, jesters and royalty! We will learn about the people who lived and worked in castles and the bloody battles that ensued! We will get the chance to innovate the story of ‘George and the Dragon’ and use our imaginations to create our own characters and settings. We also hope to visit historic Caldicot castle and hear from a real knight, Lady and falconer!