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Year 2 Project, Spring 2 term 2022: Flowers and Insects

Entry Point: The entry point is Monday 7th March 2022. We will be going on a nature walk around the school grounds featuring bark rubbing, field sketching and an insect hunt. 

Please send us photos of the flowers and insects you see on your own adventures with your child – sphinx@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

 
 
 
 
 
  • What's the big idea

    Have you seen any flowers today? Where did you see them? Have you seen any insects? Where did you see them? Flowers and insects need each other. Without insects, there would be no flowers and without flowers, there would be no insects.

  • What are we learning?

    Science

    We will know:

    • The parts of a flower
    • What plants need to grow and survive
    • The life cycle of an insect and a plant
    • The differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive

    We will be able to:

    • Investigate and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
    • Make observations and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants

    Geography

    We will know:

    • The names of continents and oceans.
    • The weather and climate of Canada and the UK
    • The journey of the Monarch butterfly
    • The difference between insects and plants in Canada and the UK
    • The location of Canada on a variety of maps

    Computing

    We will be able to:

    • Understand what an algorithm is
    • Use 2Code to consolidate key coding skills
    • Use powerpoint to present information

    Technology

    • We will know how to prepare fruits and vegetables to make a smoothie
  • Knowledge organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!

  • Maths

    We will be able to:

    • know 2D and 3D shapes and their lines of symmetry
    • consolidate key mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • begin to have an understanding of fractions
  • English
    • We will continue to improve our skils of writing in sentences using capital letters and full stops accurately, while developing cursive handwriting.
    • We will try to vary our sentence starters while editing and improving our writing.
    • We will be able to order and sequence events from class books. We will be able to make predictions relating to our class books. We will be able to discuss and write about illustrations from our class books.  
    • We will continue to develop our knowledge and understanding of spellings from the common exception words for Year 1 and 2. We will check our spellings using word banks and dictionaries.  
  • COMMON EXCEPTION WORDS

  • Year 2 Notes and dates

    School day:

    The Year 2 school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.10pm.

    PE Kits

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and trainers. All children will come to school wearing PE kit on their PE days.

    Year 2 PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays.

    Home Learning 

    1. Daily reading - this is very important! Reading books are changed once a week.  Please listen to your child read, and read to them. Please write a comment in their green reading record. Thank you!

    2. A short piece of work will be sent home once a week on a Friday- this will help your child with their English or Maths knowledge and skills. 

    3. A task connected to project learning every half term. This will be set on DB - we will email you with more information.

    If you have any problems with completing the homelearning tasks, please talk to your teacher at pick up, or email your teacher.

    Your child has their login details – if you need these again, please email: sphinx@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Please read with your child as often as possible and change when your child has finished reading the book and a comment is written in the reading journal. 

    If your child reads for 20 minutes a day they will hear 1,800,000 words per year!  Amazing!

    Trips

    Here are some places you could take your child:

    • Local parks
    • River Thames
    • local garden centres
    • Gunnersbury Park
    • Osterley Park
    • Kew Gardens

    Here and There regions:. To help develop Green Dragon’s knowledge of Geography, and International Mindedness, each year group learns about a different country in the world every half term.

    ‘Here’: Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

    ‘There’: Canada

    If you have any items or photos or stories from here, please let us know!

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    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance.

    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

  • Statutory Spellings

  • How to Contact The Year 2 Team

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that teachers have more time at the end of the day!

    Alternatively, teachers check the year group email every day so you can contact them here:  sphinx@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

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