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Cromwell Academy

Cromwell Academy

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 Cherry Tree Class. I am Miss Harrison and I am the class teacher.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the first half term of our Year 2 journey together. You are all beginning to become more independent learners. We have been working as a team to become the very best we can be.

In our class, we have combined learning new skills with having fun; joining in enthusiastically with all curriculum areas and will continue to do so. We have had lots of opportunities to share and celebrate our achievements, both from school and at home, with our friends, teachers and the rest of the school and I’m sure there are lots more of these to come. We will ask even more thoughtful and exciting questions about what we are learning throughout the year. By working hard with our parents and carers at home as well as giving 100% at all times in school, we will continue to achieve lots of successes that we can all be proud of.

Shoot for the moon; even if you miss you will end up amongst the stars! And remember, a day without laughter is a day wasted!

Autumn B

Our topic this half term will focus around the historical event known as The Gunpowder Plot.

We will be

  • Writing a biography, diary entry, a set of fire safety instructions, retelling a Bonfire Night story in our own words and senses poems to describe fireworks.
  • Continue to develop our addition and subtraction knowledge.
  • Creating our own firework pictures, making and decorating our own toffee/chocolate apples and building out own mini Guy Fawkes doll.
  • Making pictures of bonfires and develop our learning about coding during ICT.
  • Looking at different places of worship and looking at how Christmas is celebrated in different countries around the world.
  • Learning about Living things and their habitats, including local, world and microhabitats. We will also create our own food chains.
  • Using maps and atlases to identify and name the four countries of the United Kingdom
  • Looking at the reliability of sources and discussing the information we know about the ‘The Gunpowder Plot.’ We will be asking questions such as: What was it like for people in this time? What happened? How long ago?