Forrest View

Hedgehogs

Year 2 - Miss F. Johnson

 

 

My name is Miss Johnson and I am the teacher of Hedgehogs class.  The other adults who will be working in our classroom are Mrs Robins and Mrs Mattacola.

The summer terms topic is called ‘Reach for the Stars’ and we will begin with an exciting hook inviting the children to come to school dressed up as a job they aspire to do when they are older.  We will then use this as a basis for our Literacy work where we will focus on the children’s hopes and dreams for the future.

This topic will focus on developing the children’s scientific knowledge surrounding the human body. We will look closely at the different parts of the body and identify which parts are associated with each sense. We will be learning about what humans need to survive and how they grow from a baby to an adult. We will also focus on the importance of exercise, hygiene and eating the right amounts of different types of foods to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our Design and Technology work will focus on cooking and nutrition. We will be learning about the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet and use this knowledge to plan and prepare dishes. We will also be finding out where food comes from. Our Artwork will also be based around the topic of food with the children using different techniques to paint, sketch and create pictures.

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure PE kits are in school.

We will also set a homework pack with weekly activities to complete. The activity pack will be handed out in the first week and can be returned at the end of term or weekly if preferred. The children will receive merits for each completed piece of homework handed in. It is also essential that you hear your child read daily and support them with their phonic packs. A merit will be given each time your child reads at home. We will also be focusing on times tables so please practice these with your child at home. We will be focusing on number bonds to 10 and 20.

We look forward to another exciting term filled with engaging learning opportunities.