Year 2 - Miss Barnes, Mrs Bartlett, Miss Butler & Mrs Rumson

Year 2 have chosen ‘Fabulous Films’ as our first topic this year.

Yr2 Fabulous Films

Class 2SB will be diving right in to their learning by exploring Sydney in ‘Finding Nemo'; they will be finding out about this famous city and comparing it to our very own Portsmouth. Meanwhile Class 2KB will be ‘travelling’ to Rio so you’ve guessed it, they will be flying right in! Both classes will then share their discoveries with each other and will begin identifying the similarities and differences between these well known cities with Portsmouth.

To delve even deeper (or fly even lower!), Year 2 will be creating their own Sydney and Rio city skyline pictures in Art. They will then visit Portchester Castle to create observational sketches and collages using natural resources of Portsmouth’s skyline. We are very excited about seeing the results!

In Literacy, Year 2 will become members of a film crew in order to create our own endings to a story - these will be made using green screen technology! However, every great film depends on a captivating plot so they will also be writing their own narratives to accompany a short animated film.

To help us with our Geography learning, Year 2 will be learning about Animals in Science with Mrs Blake. Following this, they will be creating their own stop animation projects in Computer Science, requiring them to use data handling skills when carrying out surveys regarding Red Barn’s favourite films and cinema snacks. Year 2 will learn how to analyse and present these findings electronically.

Watch this space for our exciting end goal...

P.E. sessions will be on Monday and Wednesday so please could your child have their kit in these days. As we are approaching the colder part of the year, please could they have tracksuit bottoms and trainers for warmth and safety! Shorts will still be required for indoor P.E however.

We are also very excited to be working with Hampshire Music Service on a Tuesday afternoon to learn how to play the ukulele.

Spelling Records, Times Table Records and Reading Bookmarks will be due on Fridays - these will be introduced in the first few weeks so please do not worry about these.

Looking forward to an exciting start to the year!

Miss Barnes, Mrs Bartlett, Mrs Rumson and Mrs Butler

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