Year 2 News

Welcome to year 2!

Askham class is taught by Mrs Davies, Mrs Wright and Mrs Hodgson. Mrs Steele helps with our 1:1 reading and spelling daily.

This term we will be launching our first topic, “Flight.” We will be learning all about the history of flight. We will look at how flight has changed over time and we will learn all about the first transatlantic flight. We will develop our questioning skills by asking questions about the past and consider how the changes in the way we fly have changed the world today! We will also explore a range of maps and create our own too. Throughout our topic we will be linking DT skills by designing and building our own kite! I wonder how high we can make them fly? We will also be developing our skills in printing and using these skills to create our own master piece.

In Science we will be learning about changing materials. This will include carrying out simple experiments, identifying properties of these materials and their uses. Students will even have the opportunity to make slime!

We love to read in Year 2 and our “Strive for Five” system is a fantastic way to encourage and support reading at home. Each morning we will check to see who has read and every child should aim for 5 times each week. Dojo points will be given too.

Year 2 will have phonics/spelling twice per day. New spelling words will be posted on Dojo on a Friday and tested in class on the following Friday.

Our PE days will be Wednesday and Thursday and we will be doing dance and multi-skills.