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Cookham Dean CE Primary School

Where we all flourish

You make known to me the path of life.
Psalm 16 verse 11

Year 2

Welcome to Year Two

(2022-2023)

 

Hello and a big welcome back to our Year 2 children and families, we hope everyone had a lovely summer and we look forward to seeing you at school. We are excited to embark on our learning journey with new topics year. On this class page, you will find all the documents you need and important information. 

 

Our class teachers are Mrs Hussain (Monday & Tuesday) and Mr O'Gorman (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Sheppard and Mrs O'Donnell.

 

PE days are Wednesday and Friday. The children are able to wear their PE kit to school on these days.

Library is on Thursday. Children should bring in their books on this day to be changed.

 

As always we are here to help with any questions or support, that you may have or need. Please do not hesitate to speak with one of us. You can message the teacher via dojo or arrange to speak to the teacher at the end of the day. Also keep an eye out on the Dojo class page for regular communication. 

 

Mrs Hussain and Mr O'Gorman.

 

Year 2 Topics

 

Autumn Term 1: Movers and Shakers

This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance. From intrepid explorers to talented artists, and dazzling doctors to powerful kings, our lives today are shaped, impacted and influenced by the actions taken, discoveries, inventions and decisions made by significant people. But how many 'Movers and Shakers' do you know about? What big changes or decisions did they make in their lifetime that are still remembered, talked about and impact us today? Were they good role models and did they affect people's lives for the better or worse?

 

Spring Term: Coastline Geography
In the Coastline project, your child will use maps to learn about the location of the world’s seas and oceans and keys to learn about map symbols. They will also find out about the directions on a compass. They will learn about the human and physical features of a coastline, including the effects of erosion and how to stay safe when visiting the coast. They will have the opportunity to learn about the work of the RNLI, what happened to the SS Rohilla and about the coastal town of Whitby, including how Captain Cook is linked to the town. They will research the tourism industry and consider what features make a place a successful tourist destination.

 

Summer Term: Magnificent Monarchs
In the Magnificent Monarchs project, your child will learn about English and British monarchs from AD 871 to the present day and consider how the power of the monarchy has changed over time. They will study six significant sovereigns; Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and the current monarch, Elizabeth II. Finally, they will choose which of the sovereigns that they have studied is the most significant.

 

Useful web links for homework and home learning:

 

Times Tables Rockstars

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Times Tables Games

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

 

Mathletics:

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

 

Bug Club/abacus:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Purplemash:

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

 

Handwriting resources 

 

Help your child practise his/her handwriting with these resources below. 

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