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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!

Spring A

Our topic this half term will be based on the book “The Day the Crayons Quit.” By Drew Daywaltt.

We will be:

  • Writing a diary entry, a character description, a letter, a persuasive argument, a newspaper article and a poem all based on the characters and events from the story.
  • Continue to learn different multiplication and division strategies as well as learning about statistics and shape.
  • Creating our own colour wheels, replicating illustrations from the book and looking at the effects of wax crayons mixed with watercolour paints.
  • Using different ICT programmes and skills to build up toward recording our own newspaper reports based on the events in ‘The Day the Crayons Quit.”
  • Learning about new beginnings, focussing initially on New Year’s resolutions.
  • Continuing our learning about Living things and their habitats, including local, world and microhabitats. We will also create our own food chains. We will then move on to planning and carrying out our own scientific investigations.
  • Using maps and atlases to identify and name the seven continents and five oceans of the world.
  • Learning all about the crayon company Crayola including significant individuals, their factory and the history of crayons.