Well, we are settled back into school life and our new routines. The children seem happy and are trying their best in all that we do.
Our theme this half term is called, 'To Infinity and Beyond,' and whilst being about Space is focused on Earth and the Moon. We have been learning to name and locate the 7 continents and 5 oceans of Earth and we are learning about the moon and why the first moon landing was a significant event in history. We are also going to learn about astronauts including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins; Helen Sharman (who was the first British astronaut and first woman to visit the Mir space station) and Mae C Jemison (who was the first black woman to travel into space).
We have been reading, 'The Marvellous Moon Map,' by Teresa Heapy; 'The Way Back Home,' by Oliver Jeffers and will be working on 'Here we are, notes for living on planet Earth,' by Oliver Jeffers.
Our class read has been, 'The Hodgeheg,' by Dick King-Smith and next we are sharing 'The Jenius,' by Dick King-Smith.
In RE we are learning about Muslims. A part of this has been understanding why the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is important to Muslims and why he inspires them. We have been thinking about who inspires us. Miss Low shared that she has been inspired by her favourite primary school teacher and tries to be like her and also finds Malala Yousafzai inspiring because she fought for girls right to education and learning in her country, Pakistan.
Your child may like to talk to you about who you find inspiring and why.
Hello Year 2 of 2020/2021!
I hope that you will have a wonderful summer holiday and I look forward to being your new teacher in September when we return back to school.