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Year 2 Bumble Bee Class Blog Term 4

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This term our English theme has continued to be ‘bright lights, big city’, with a particular focus on London.  Prior to our visit to London Zoo we researched the Zoo and its animals, producing some very informative visitor information leaflets.  We have also researched the Great Fire of London, including writing a set of instructions for Thomas Farriner (in whose bakery the Great Fire began), covering how to bake bread.  We really enjoyed baking our own bread rolls!  Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington continues to be the focus of our reading comprehension lessons.

In maths we have covered money (including calculating change), and we are now focussing on learning and applying our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.  Log-on details for Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) were sent out earlier in the term, and I would recommend that the children spend a few minutes every day practising their times tables via the TTRS website.

Seasonal changes are the focus of science this term, including observing and measuring the weather, learning about the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees, and exploring what causes the seasons (the earth’s tilt in relation to the sun!).  We really enjoyed exploring bridges during STEAM week, culminating in the children building a working model of Tower Bridge, including a bascule mechanism operated by pulleys.

Our RE focus this term is salvation, exploring why Easter is so important to Christians, and how salvation is evidenced through Christian worship at this time of year.  In PSHE we are focussing on ‘healthy me’, including learning how to create healthy meal options, the importance of exercise, and how to use medicines responsibly.  In computing we are exploring how to create pictograms, and the children continue with their Team Theme PE and dance sessions on Wednesday afternoons.  In addition to learning all about Wojciech Kilar’s river-themed orchestral piece, Orawa, in music this term we will be exploring transport-themed musical works by John Adams, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Edward Elgar.

Thank you for your continued support, especially reading on a daily basis with your child/children.  We look forward to welcoming many of you to our wonder learning walk at the end of March, when the children can showcase everything they have learnt this term!