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Year 2 Van Gogh Class

Teacher: Mrs Radford
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wye, Miss O'Brian and Mrs Sutton

Hello and welcome to Van Gogh

Van Gogh once said that ‘Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.’ In Year 2, we will work together and take small steps every day to achieve great things by the end of our journey together.

This term our topic allows us to investigate how people used to live and look in detail at castles, how they were built, who lived there.  We will discover how they were attacked and defended. The children will learn about the roles that people in castles had and how men became knights. We will visit Bodiam Castle and take a tour of the grounds and building to get a real-life feel for what life was like inside. 

In Art, we will design and make our own Coat of Arms, just like Knights and Royalty had. The children will learn why certain symbols and colours were used on them and select their own to put on their design, to say something about their own backgrounds.

Castles were often surrounded by native flowers and trees and this is somethings that Vincent Van Gogh was interested in and painted. Our class is called Van Gogh and we will study and have a go at painting our own flowers and plants in his style. These will be displayed in our art gallery in Year 2, for parents to come and look at.

In Science, we will discover a variety of materials and investigate what they are most suited to in their uses.

Maths will include looking at Place Value, ordering numbers and partitioning 2-digit numbers. The children will become more confident with counting, comparing and ordering. They will also look at measurement.  Our Mastery Curriculum means that we spend longer on the basics which means we are able to tackle very challenging tasks as term progresses.

In English, we will be looking at other’s feelings and how we should be responding to them, whilst understanding our own feelings. They will write letters and a story of their own to demonstrate their understanding of this.  The will also look at poetry, focusing on rhythm and rhyme.

In RE, we will investigate what it is to be Christian and understand the value of parables and how we can learn from them.

It will be a busy and exciting term.

Our Long-Term Plan can be found here.




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Important Dates

Monday 30th October
Children return
Tuesday 31st October
Scary Hair Day
Wednesday 1st November
Open Day
Tuesday 7th November
Individual School Photos
Friday 10th November
Service of Remembrance at War Memorial

A minute's silence from 11am

Tuesday 14th November
Parents Consultations
Thursday 16th November
Parents Consultations
Thursday 7th December
Christmas Present Fair
Tuesday 12th December
Carols By Candlelight

6pm at St Margaret's Church

Thursday 14th December
Infants Christmas Production
Friday 15th December
Reception Nativity
Wednesday 20th December
End of Term 2
Tuesday 6th February
School Choir visit to O2 Arena to sing with Young Voices

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