Year 2

Teacher Name

Mrs Bentzien

Happy New Year! 

Spring Term Information

Please click here to view our Spring Term Curriculum Information

My name is Mrs Bentzien and I am the year 2 class teacher.  I am also the school SENDco (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator), Computing subject lead and KS1 lead.

Mrs Franklin teaches Art, PE and Religious Education on Monday and Tuesday afternoon (during my allocated SENDco time and SLT time).

My email address is clightfoot@mobberley.cheshire.sch.uk.

Here is our class timetable for Autumn 2022

timetable 2022.2023

Homework

Homework is handed out every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.

Spelling pattern week beginning 6.2.23

/mb/ – climb, thumb, crumb, numb

/gn/ – gnome, gnash, gnat, gnaw

Done – Spelling pattern week beginning 30.1.23

/ge/ ending.  Example words: huge, large, barge, large, charge, stage, age, cage.

Done – Spelling Pattern week beginning 23.1.23

/dge/ – example words: dodge, nudge, fudge, hedge, ledge, badge.

Done – Spelling Patterns week beginning 16.1.23

/tion/ – example words: station, emotion, lotion, information, creation, motion.

Each Friday we review HF words and common exception words.

Please click here to view the spelling lists.

Please click here to view the common exception words.

Mobberley Reading Journey – Our Favourite Five

Spring 1 – This half term we will be enjoying, Mr Big by Ed Vere, The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers, Emily Brown and the Thing by Cressida Cowell, Beegu by Alexis Deacon and The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis.

Shared Reading – The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

This half term we will be reading The Enchanted Woods by Enid Blyton.  The children will take part in daily shared reading activities to develop their comprehension, prediction and inference skills.

English

Autumn Stimulus Text 1: Tidy by Emily Gravett

Our writing focus will be persuasive letter writing.  The children will be learning about the features of persuasive letters before writing their letter.  

Autumn Stimulus Text 2: The Disgusting Sandwich by Gareth Edwards

Our focus will be extended narrative.  The children will learn about the features used in longer narratives before reinventing the story to write their own version.

SPaG – The children will be focusing on using different word classes including nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions and time connectives in their creative writing.

Maths

Our focus this half term will be Data and Multiplication and Division.  We will learn about different ways to record and retrieve information, including tally charts, pictograms, bar charts and carroll diagrams.  The children will answer questions about given data and will record their own data in different ways.  We will then look at the 2’s, 5’s and 10x tables and strategies to solve calculations, including arrays and repeated addition.

History – Explorers

This half term our focus will be history.  The children will be learning about different significant explorers.  We will begin by learning about the lives and achievements of two contrasting explorers, Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus.  The children will use non-fiction books, information websites and a range of primary and secondary sources of information to find out about these individuals before comparing the similarities and differences between them.

As part of our local history unit, the children will learn about George Mallory and find out about his life and what makes him significant to our local area of Mobberley.

Science – Animals including Humans

science symbols

This half term we will be learning about animals including humans.  This half term the children will learn about growing and changing, healthy diet, basic needs and the importance of exercise.

Scientist Study: The children will find out about Rachel Carson.

After half term – Plants

This half term the children will learn about the life cycle of different plants.  They will learn about the different parts of plants as well as find out the difference between fruits and vegetables.

Scientist Study: The children will find out about Maria Sibylla Merian.

PSHE (Jigsaw) – Dreams and Goals

jigsaw

This year we are starting to use Jigsaw for a whole school approach to PSHE (Physical, Social, Health and Emotional learning).  Each class has their own Jigsaw character – Year 2’s is called Jo. 

We start the new year with ‘Dreams and Goals.’  This unit aims to help children think about their hopes and dreams, their goals for success, what personal strengths are, and how to overcome challenges, via team work skills and tasks. There is also a focus on enterprise and fundraising. Children learn about experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment, success; and they get to share their aspirations, the dreams and goals of others in different cultures/countries, and their dreams for the world.

After Half Term – Healthy Me

After half term our school unit will be Healthy Me.’  This unit covers two main areas of health: Emotional health (relaxation, being safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress) and Physical health (eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, drugs and alcohol, being safe, first aid) in order for children to learn that health is a very broad topic.

Computing 1 – Programming – Dash Robots

This half term the children will be using Dash robots and the Wonder app to write a simple algorithm and control Dash around a floor map.

PE 

The children will need to come to school wearing their full Mobberley PE kit on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Art

Art is taught on a Tuesday afternoon by Mrs Franklin.  This half term the children will be designing and making 3D paper and clay sculptures.

Religious Education

RE is taught on a Monday afternoon by Mrs Franklin.  The children will be learning about the Christian Church with a focus on Christian values and our own school ethos.

Maths Game Links

Place Value Basketball

Ordering numbers

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