Assalamu’alaikum and welcome to all Year 2 children and parents for this academic year!
بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم
As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatu -llāhi wa-barakātuh.
Welcome back to school for Autumn! It is great to see you all again and I hope you have all rested and had a really great Eid. I hope you are ready for the final term with lots of learning, fun and great memories.
What we are learning this Year/Term
This term, we are still looking at the exciting fiction book of ‘How to Find Gold’ by Viviane Schwarz. The class will be participating in a range of practical activities as well writing in role, instruction texts, setting description, letter writing and poetry.
After looking at Pattan’s Pumpkin we will look at the book The Last Wolf by Mini Grey, which is a different take on the traditional tale Little Red Riding Hood. The children will learn how to oral story telling, readers theatre, poetry, non chronological report on extinct animals.
This term, the majority of the class will be continue working on Phase 5 and learning about the rules of Spelling using a range of suffixes and recapping common exception words.
This term, the children will be consolidating their knowledge on place value up to 100, addition, subtraction and applying them to range of word problems in different contexts.
In Science, children will name, identify and hunt for everyday materials including wood, metal, plastic, glass, rubber, brick, rock, paper, fabric and card. They will list properties of different materials such as hardness, strength, flexibility and shininess. They will learn that the properties of materials are important to the object they are made from. They will identify suitable and unsuitable materials for different objects and will be able to explain why.
Working Scientifically, children will classify materials sorting them into groups in a variety of ways. They will use reference materials to find out some fascinating facts about a type of material. They will compare the strength of different types of paper predicting which will rip when pulled by their hands. They will learn what absorbency means and explore the absorbency of different types of materials. They will examine different ways to record results and select an appropriate way to record the results of an investigation about waterproof materials. They will apply the findings from these investigations to design a nappy.
In History, we will be looking at the Great Fire of London. This this unit will be investigating the following questions: Who was responsible for the Great Fire of London? How did the Great Fire of London occur? What was the result of the fire (both positive and negative)? What came out of the fire?
In Geography, we will be looking at comparing the UK and Hong Kong. Furthermore, we will be looking at the similarities and differences between the two Islands and locating these places on a map.
In Art, we will be looking at journeys and creating exciting, vibrant artwork using a range of media and creative methods.
In DT, we will be looking at creating our own puppets.
This term, we will be learning about programming using Google Docs and Google Sheets. Once these skills have been mastered we will be learning about Digital Art and Book Creator.
ISLAMIC STUDIES AND ARABIC
The children will be taught Islamic Studies by Ustad Kasujja twice a week The children will be learning about the value alsabre (patience) and the importance of this topic. In addition, the children will be revising and practicing the surahs.
PE is on Wednesdays, the children will be focusing on Athletics. Please make sure that your child remembers their PE kit.
Year 2 Staff
Ustadha Haque is always on hand to help Year 2 understand what they are doing and to achieve the best!
Ustadha Mughal is ready to help children learn better and stronger!
Latest Year 2 News
One professional man, one well-stocked van, one brilliant day! The History Man viisted our school today to bring 'The Great Fire of London' to life! He brourght a wealth of handling items, and costume for dressing up. We learnt about how the fire spread, what people...
In Science this term, we have been investigating different materials and their uses. Today we carried out a simple test to answer the following question: What does the ripping of the material tell us about their suitability? Children explored different types of paper...
Ramadan Mubarak everyone!! It has a great time for the class to reflect on why this time is special for Muslim and how they can make positive contribution to others through their deeds. Year 2 have been very busy rehearsing in Drama and practising a range of...