We are the Lions!
Welcome to our class!
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We are a Year 2 class and our teacher is Mrs Ganguly. Mrs Robinson is our PPA cover teacher once every two weeks. Our Year 2 Teaching Assistants are Mrs Henson and Mrs White.
The name for lion in Swahili, an African language, is ‘simba’.
Fun facts about lions
- Lions are the only cats that live in groups.
- A group, or pride, can be up to 30 lions, depending on how much food and water is available.
- Female lions are the main hunters. While they’re out looking for food, the males guard the pride’s territory and their young.
- A lion’s roar can be heard up to eight kilometres away.
- Lion's scent mark their territory, using their wee, to create a border.
Happy New Year!
I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas break, thank you again for your lovely cards and gifts.
We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead! We are moving on from our 1960's history block to a geography focus for Spring term. For the next few weeks we will be developing locational and place knowledge; using maps to locate and name continents and oceans, discussing features of those and also planning journeys. Our main class book for this term links into this and is The Travel Book published by Lonely Planet Kids.
The first couple of weeks science work will complete our Materials block of learning, before we move on to Living things and their Habitats. At this point we will introduce a second class book, linking into the environmental theme. Our literacy work will draw from both of these areas of learning and will continue to focus on developing skills using travel and habitats as an overarching context for this.
In maths we will move into a Properties of Shapes and Measure block, including weight, capacity, length, time and money. This will involve lots of practical work and there will be plenty of opportunities for children to be actively learning and having fun as they do so!
As mentioned in the message before we broke up, our PE is a little different this half term as we are lucky enough to have an outside provider for some of our sessions. The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation will be taking the first 3 indoor PE lessons which will take place on the Tuesday of each week. The remaining indoor and outdoor lessons will either be on Tuesday(indoor) and Friday(outdoor).
An updated version of our timetable for this half term can be found below.
We will soon be in touch with details of a new online homework resource. SPAG.com is designed to support literacy skills, specifically focussing on spelling, punctuation and grammar through quiz based activities. SPAG.com homework will be set fortnightly and will alternate with My Maths homework. We will be in touch soon with details of how to log on and activities set.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need to discuss anything.
Our class book for Spring 1 term is:
The Travel Book published by Lonely Planet Kids.
This is a fantastic non-fiction book with a page devoted to each and every country in the world, including information about
location, culture, population, flora, fauna and a whole host of
fun and interesting facts.
The important dates for Spring Term 1
Friday 12th February 2021- School closes for February half term break