Assalamu’alaikum and welcome!
بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم
As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatu -llāhi wa-barakātuh.
In shaa Allah you have had a restful break and looking forward to coming back to school for Summer 2!
We hope you are ready for the new term with lots of learning, fun and new experiences.
What we are learning this Term
This term, Year 2 will be reading ‘The last Wolf’ by Mini Grey. This wonderfully illustrated picture book re-imagines the classic tale of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ through a powerful, moving, and quirky humorous take about issues surrounding our wildlife. It encourages young readers to rediscover the wild, the value of nature in our lives and how even small steps can make a difference. In our English lessons, we will be participating in a range of practical activities and writing methods to explore and deepen our understanding about the environment we live in. Year 2 will be writing in role, oral storytelling, information/ persuasive writing and poetry.
This term, children will continue working on Phase 5/6 and learning about the rules of Spelling using a range of suffixes and learning new common exception words.
This term, children will be consolidating their knowledge on multiplication and division with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and applying this knowledge to solve simple word problems.
In science, we are looking at ‘Habitats’. Year 2 will identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants. Children will explore their immediate local environments. They will identify local and global habitats and recognise, in simple terms, those which are similar in scale or diversity. They will also learn to recognise how differences between places close to each other result in a different range of plants and animals being found.
In History, we will be looking at ‘Technological Change’ to study the development of communication from the past to the present. Children will explore how communication has evolved overtime and the impact various inventions have had on the quality of communication from the past to the present, for example, Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Typewriters, Telephones and Social Media.
In Art, we will be exploring a range of craft materials to create a shoebox diorama. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of weaving, how to print using Styrofoam and assemble wired jewellery to create a woodland themed shoebox diorama.
In computing, we will be using Gsheets to create various tables, format tables and write formulas for addition. Year 2 will explore different features on Gsheets including tables, graphs/charts and cell location.
Islamic Studies and Arabic
Year 2 will be taught Islamic Studies and Arabic by Ustadh Kasujja twice a week. The children will learn about the importance of different Islamic values, how best to apply these in everyday life, Muslim identity in addition to learning and practising new Surahs.
PE is on Wednesday (PE Coach) and Thursday (Class Teacher). The children will be focusing on Multi-Skills/Moving in different ways. Please make sure that your child remembers their PE kit.
Year 2 Staff
Ustadha Rahman is always on hand to help Year 2 understand what they are doing and to achieve their best!
Ustadha Saheb is always ready to help Year 2 children learn better and stronger!
Latest Year 2 News
Year 2 Geography Fieldtrip!
This term, Year 2 have explored various maps, including treasure maps, world maps, town maps and more. We then looked into using simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of Iqra Primary School and its local surroundings. We visited...
National Science Day 2023!
For Science Day 2023, Year 2 explored the theme ‘making connections’ to great Muslim physicians and surgeons from the past. We used our Chromebooks to research interesting facts about a famous Muslim scholar and surgeon called ‘Al-Zahrawi’. SS: He is known as the...
Year 2’s Adventurous Journey Around The World!
This term, Year 2 delivered a fantastic assembly exploring the different continents of the world. They took their peers on an educational journey locating the seven different parts of the world from the largest to smallest continents. Year 2 sang a beautiful song...