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 will 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 through the week, as our aim is for the children to quiz once a week.
Our topic for this half term is ‘The Great Fire of London.’ We will be finding out how the fire started, and why it spread so quickly, as well as exploring why it lasted for four days. We will also explore Samuel Pepys’ dairies and why these were so valuable in the retelling of what happened.
We will read Toby and The Great Fire of London, and write newspaper reports and diary entries based on what we have learnt. We will use our history skills to research facts to support our writing. In art, we will create pictures of the Great Fire of London and in DT, we will make Tudor houses which will allow us to re-enact The Great Fire itself!
In geography, we will explore the four countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities using maps and atlases to locate these. In RE, we will explore the question: ‘What does it mean to belong to a faith community?’