Robins Class (Year 2) is taught by Miss Marks with support from Mrs Norton.
The Lady with the Lamp
This half term we will be learning all about Florence Nightingale. The class will understand key events in her life and work and how she grew up to become a nurse during the Crimean War. Robins will also learn about the life of Mary Seacole and discuss the similarities and differences between the two nurses. The class will travel back in time to meet Florence Nightingale and participate in a drama workshop.
As part of this theme we will be learning about how our bodies change and grow, healthy lifestyles including the importance of healthy eating, exercise, keeping clean and getting a good nights sleep. We will discuss the different people who help us to stay healthy including doctors, nurses and dentists.
In English this half term the class will discuss a range of traditional tales. Using a story map and actions, Robins will be able to retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Once the class have identified the key features and language of traditional tales they will apply this in their writing to rewrite the story with a twist.
As mathematicians the children apply their understanding of addition and subtractions to combine coins of different values to make a particular amount and giving change. Robins will be introduced to multiplication and division and will use concrete objects to investigate facts for the 2’s, 5’s and 10 times tables.
Rich opportunities are provided for children to work collaboratively and independently to develop their problem solving and reasoning skills.
Year 2 is a very exciting year, empowering and encouraging the children to take more responsibly and ownership in their learning.