Our topic this is term is 'Toys from the Past'. We are going to be investigating how toys were made, and used, in the past. The children will be playing with a variety of toys that we have borrowed from Hertford Museum to help them understand how toys have changed. We will be learning more about toys from when the children’s parents and grandparents were young when we visit a Toy Museum later on this half term.
In English, we are going to be starting the term by writing stories in familiar settings – the children will create stories based on an animal living under the stairs at home. How did it get there? What problems is it causing? Will it live there forever? We will then be implementing the Talk4Writing approach as a whole school whereby English will become even more active and creative. The children in 2M have already enjoyed learning in this style during their time in year 1!
In maths, we will start by ensuring that the children are secure in numbers to twenty before moving on to addition and subtraction strategies. All of the maths we teach will follow the Maths Essential programme, which is also a whole school approach to learning.
In science, the children will be learning about how to keep healthy and active and how animals, including humans, grow and develop over time. We will enjoy a variety of activities and investigations to help the children explore the unit in detail.
We’re sure this term will be exciting and challenging for the children and we look forward to all of the wonderful learning they will be doing.
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The Year 2 Teaching Team