Welcome to King Arthur Class
A warm welcome to the Year 2 class page. Please click on the Class Letter and Topic Map links for further information about what your children will be learning each term. These links also contain useful information, such as P.E. days, homework information, and a curriculum overview. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come in to school and see either Miss Griffin or Mrs Parker.
We are very excited to be in Year 2
The adults in Year 2 are:
Miss Griffin – Class Teacher
Mrs Parker – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Mandy Boniface – Music Teacher & Mr Jack Bunter – Sports Coach (PPA cover)
TOPIC. . .
Autumn Term – Are we nearly there yet?
This history based topic will enable us to look at the landmarks we would pass on a journey to London, such as Cadbury Castle and Stonehenge and see how our landscapes and buildings have changed through the ages. We will then be able to examine the history of our capital city and see how the skyline has changed since the Great Fire of London in 1666. In Science this term we are looking at materials and their properties. This is a fantastically interesting topic on its own, but it will also help the children understand why wooden buildings burnt so quickly.
We’re looking forward to our Spring Term Topic – Is the World in my Kitchen?
In Year 2 we are learning to become much more independent and resilient; as learners in our work and as negotiators in our play. To help us with this, Miss Griffin has set up a Challenge Area to help us consolidate our learning and practise other skills such as tying our own laces! Let us know of any challenges or independent skills the children are achieving at home.
Spring Term Topic – Is the World in my Kitchen?
This geography based topic will enable us to look initially at the food and drink that we all enjoy at home, and consider where in the world it comes from. This will then lead onto learning about other cultures and traditions, and how they compare to our own cultures and traditions. As a class we will also consider the environmental impact of what we eat, how it is packaged and carried home from the shops, and whether we could make any small changes to how we do things. This leads us naturally onto local food and food miles.