Year 2 Newsletter - Summer Term 2 2021
Welcome back to a hopefully sunny Summer Term! Thank you for your holiday challenges which have been amazing to see and will be used to inspire learning this term. We have begun our topic with an email from Astronaut Annie who has asked us to help her on her space mission and find out about planets she will be exploring. We will be using facts that we find out to send emails to her in space!
For our ENGLISH FOCUS this term, the children have been using the text Bob, Man on the moon and have been writing a character profile all about him. They will also be writing fabulous facts about the night sky and the solar system and making wonderful fact-files all of which will contribute to our end of year assessments.
In MATHS we will be consolidating all the work so far and encouraging the children to have a go at solving problems more independently.
Our CREATIVE LEARNING JOURNEY work will be packed full of exciting Space activities involving
- Learning about the first person to land on the moon (History)
- Exploring space shuttles and equipment needed for life in space (Science and PHSE)
- Recreating Van Gogh’s Starry Night picture. (Art)
As a fabulous finish to our topic we will have a fantastic experience in the visiting Planetarium on Thursday 1st July, where we will see actual photos of the stars and planets right at the moment in time! We will see the International Space Station, and find out many amazing facts about the planets and stars! Look out for more details coming soon!
We will also begin to explore our thoughts and feelings about moving to the Juniors and hope to send the children to the junior school in style in September!
Thank you for your continued support.
Year 2 Team