Chestnut Class (Year 2)

I hope you all had  a lovely Easter Break.

It’s a very busy half term in Chestnut Class as we have the SATs to complete. As mentioned at the parent’s evening, these statutory assessments are completed without pressure on the children. They’ll all be over soon!

We have a lot to cram into this short half term. Our new topic is Farming and Food. It’s a fun and practical topic with lots of exciting activities.

The Literacy focus is poetry linked to food, information and report writing and revising writing instructions. we will also continue to work on spelling patterns and key words.

Maths linked to the topic will include money and measures and we will continue to work on the four rules of number, time and shape.

Our Science focus is growing and plant habitats around the world. We will devise experiments to grow seeds and also look at how different plants can survive in different habitats.

In DT we look at healthy eating and then move onto developing our safe use of equipment by planning and making pizzas.

The focus in Geography is farming in the UK to other localities around the world. We will develop our map skills by identifying foods from different countries and hopefully taste some to!

In RE we continue from the Easter theme by considering Ascension and Pentecost.

In Computer we will continue to work on coding, developing our independence through working on Purple Mash.

Our PSHE links to DT with a focus on healthy choices and healthy lifestyles.

So it’s going to be a busy few weeks.

As always, please keep reading regularly at home and practicing the 2, 5 and 10X tables. Thank you.