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African Drumming and Dance Workshop  



Last week, Year 2 took part in an African Drumming and Dance Workshop. The children had the opportunity to perform simple African rhythms on traditional djembe drums. They also learnt a traditional dance, which they performed to Year 1! The children had a brilliant morning and showed fantastic enthusiasm.

How many mini beasts can we find?

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Summer 1 term




Over the last 5 weeks to date we have been learning all about Africa. We have been looking at habitats within the continent and which animals live where. Throughout the topic we have found out how many countries are in Africa and what it would be like to live in a range of different places. We have learnt about African music as well as practising African dances in PE. We will be going on to looking at African food and and having tasting lessons. 




We have been learning about how to apply a wide range of grammar and sentence types into our writing. Over the last half term to date we have written non-chronological reports about African animals, letters to Uganda, Short narratives and a recount of our mini beast trip to Hillsborough park. 




We have covered the year 2 maths curriculum and are now revisiting areas to consolidate understanding of the skills needed to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.

We are also looking intently at solving fraction questions. 




We have been learning all about animals and their habitats. We began looking at larger environments in Africa where animals can be found such as the savanna, rain forest and desert. We then began to look at smaller micro habitats which linked to our trip to the park.  





Mr Lant, Miss Burton and Miss Darby would like to welcome you all to Year 2. We are very excited to share our time together in year 2 this school year.


This half term we will be learning:



We will be looking at place value and applying this into column addition and subtraction to work out calculations and tricky word problems.



We will focus on developing the children's writing via poems and letters linked to the WWI. We will be also looking at story writing linked to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.



Our Topic this half term is called "Food Glorious Food". We will be looking into the importance of a healthy lifestyle and understanding a balanced diet. We will be learning about where chocolate originally came from. This will link into lessons surrounding Christopher Columbus. We will also have the opportunity to design and create our own healthy smoothies. We will be making sweets too! We have taken the decision to go on a school trip to York Chocolate factory this half term as the workshops are very cross curricular linked to our topic and literacy lessons.



We will be learning a variety of lessons linked to animals including humans.




The children in Year 2 finsihed their topic "The Great Fire of London" in style!

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