Reading books will be changed twice a week. Please try to ensure reading books are in school daily as your child will be heard read throughout the week.
Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed and handed in by the following Tuesday. Homework will be set at the child's ability so as much as possible try to let them complete it independently.
Spellings or maths tests will be given out on a Monday and tested on the Friday.
P.E. will take place on a Thursday and will be delivered this term by Mr Taylor our P.E. Coordinator. The other slot be on a Wednesday.
We enjoyed making Tudor houses as part of our Great Fire of London work. We learned that in 1666 the houses were built from wooden frames and the sides were panels of wattle and daub. The fire spread quickly because the wood was very dry and the houses were built so close together. Neighbours could shake hands through their windows!
In History we made our own timelines to show what happened during the Great Fire of London. We ordered the pictures and then wrote what happened for each stage of our timeline. The fire started in Thomas Farriner’s bakery on Sunday 2nd September and took 5 days to be put out.
In Geography we looked at three maps of Lytham. They were different because one was from 1890, one was from 1950 and one was from 2019. We wanted to see how the land use has changed over time. We made notes on post-it notes and labelled the differences on the maps.
We noticed that in 1890 there was lots of grass, fields and countryside. The towns were much smaller in 1890 and there were fewer roads. By the 1950s the towns were getting bigger and there were many more houses. Also a big golf course had been built near to Lytham. By 2019 there were many more roads, houses schools and churches. Because Lytham is near the sea, we wondered if lots of people go there for their holidays which is why there are more roads on the map.
In science we have begun our learning about habitats. We went out to the playgrounds and searched for things that are alive, were alive and were never alive. Afterwards we went back to class and put our data into a bar chart. We could see that there were lots of things that were never alive, and fewer things that are alive, or that were alive.
In Science we have been learning about Habitats. For homework we made our own ‘Seaside in a Jar’. We included sand, rocks pebbles, shells, sea creatures, coral, fish, shipwrecks, deckchairs and signposts. We added water and included blue food colouring to make it look like the sea.
Really Wild Show
During Science Week the Really Wild Show came to school and Year 2 met a range of wonderful animals. We were able to hold some of them and this really helped with our Animals including Humans work.
In Religion we have been learning about the power of the Holy Spirit. We understand that the Holy Spirit is all around us and gives us the strength to make the right choices. We made mobiles to represent the Holy Spirit and wrote our thoughts about how the Holy Spirit helps us in our lives.
In science we have been learning about plants. Today we did our own research using the iPads and we found out about trees that are native to the UK. We used information from the Woodland Trust and made our own fact files.
Year 2 Laudato Si Eco-Summit
To prepare for the Year 2 Eco-Summit at Wardley Hall we have learned about climate change and the problem with plastics in the sea. We recycled some boxes and decorated them with images of the world. We also prepared placards. We agreed to write ‘Save the World’, ‘Love God’s World’ and ‘Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Rewild’ on them. These will all be used as part of the Eco-Summit Day.
Eco-Awareness - Milk Bottle Money Boxes
While we were leaning about God’s wonderful world we also thought about what we could do to help protect the world. We learned about reducing what we buy, reusing, recycling and re-wilding the world. In class we decided to recycle our milk bottles and we made them into moneybox monsters, using materials which can be recycled.