Year 2

Welcome to the new academic year in Y2 at Forefield Community Infant & Nursery School. We are very much looking forward to sharing an exciting year with your children with many super activities and topics planned. We also look forward to working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure the very best possible for your child.

By way of introduction, our Y2 team consists of Mr Hall, Class 7 teacher and Year group leader, Mr Robinson, Class 8 teacher and Mrs Buckley Class 9 teacher and SENCO. Miss Dawes, Mrs Marsden and Mrs Kinnard work across the Year 2 Classes supporting learning and leading small intervention groups.

Should you have any queries at anytime, please don’t hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher or any of the team.

We look forward to meeting you informally at the forthcoming ‘Meet the Teacher’ sessions.

Please see this week’s Year Group Newsletter for more details.

SPRING 2 IN YEAR 2

Our topic of ‘We Are Voyagers’ has allowed us to visit Liverpool for a trip to the Maritime Museum and a voyage of our very own on the ferry across the Mersey! It was also great to explore the local area and get out and about in Liverpool- we have been drawing maps, looking at geographical features and using compass points to give directions. We also celebrated World Book Day in this topic and it fitted in with our global themes- books from around the world, traditional stories and ways to tell stories. We made up a dance about under the sea monsters and creatures in our PE lessons, and have also learnt about Atlantis, as well as writing about the adventures we had under the sea in a futuristic submarine! We studied the Titanic and what happened to it in English and History lessons which was really interesting and produced some great stories and newspaper reports too! In our Maths lessons we have looked at fractions and money. It has been a really great topic to get our teeth into and we have also started to grow our own potatoes linked to healthy diet and healthy eating. Creatively, we also studied the artwork of the Russian artist Kandinsky and made our own art in his style by listening to orchestral music and drawing the shapes that we ‘saw’ after hearing the music. Our music lessons have been learning how to play the glockenspiel with our music teacher, Mrs Hadwin- we have started to read music and play in a large group, recognising notes and joining in with songs and music. Wow, what a busy half term we have had and what a lot we have learnt!

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