Yr 2 Mrs Sandercock
Welcome to Year 2. I’m Mrs Sandercock, the class teacher. Within our class, we have the support of Mrs Norman and Mrs Hooper, who help the children with all aspects of their learning.
Year 2 have PE on a Thursday morning and outdoor learning on a Friday afternoon. Our library slot is on a Monday, where the children can choose a book to bring home and share with you. We also use this time to change and quiz on our AR books. We encourage children to quiz and change their AR books at regular intervals throughout the week, as our aim is for the children to quiz once a week.
Our topic for this half term is ‘Rise of the Robots.’ We will be finding out where robots came from, what they are used for and how they help people around the world.
As a class, in science, we will research about materials and how they can be stretched, twisted, bent and squashed. We will explore how far different materials can be stretched before they break.
In literacy, we will read No Bot the Robot with No Bottom and Tin Forest. We will write our own stories based on the books, as well as writing a set of instructions for our own robots.
We will use our history skills to research about significant inventors from the past. We will explore how technology has changed and why it has changed. We will use our research to create our own fact files.
In computing, we will explore how technology has changed over time and how we can use Beebots to follow maps that we have created. We will use directional language such as right and left to move the Beebots around the map.
In RE, we will explore the question: ‘Why does Easter matter to Christians?’ We will explore the events of Holy Week and explore the different symbols such as eggs and palm crosses.