Spring Term 1 2020
Welcome back Year 2! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and had a nice break with your families. We are ready to take on new challenges this half term with our new topic – The Victorians. We have lots of exciting things planed for you and we hope you enjoy our learning journey this half term.
Check out the homework grid to get a head start on your learning!Spring 1 Homework Grid
Our topic this half-term is ‘The Good News’. This topic is designed to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the joy that Jesus brings and to reflect on how we can bring joy to others. Over the half term, children will learn that Jesus brings the good news of God’s love through his miracles and so turns sadness into joy.
This topic builds on previous learning in Year One during the topic ‘Following Jesus’ that encouraged the children to reflect on how they can be followers of Jesus. It builds on ‘Miracles’ from which the children learnt that Jesus performed miracles to show God’s love and compassion to people.
This week in RE we have been learning about the story Jesus shared with us- Feeding the 5,000. We listened to the story and thought about how the boy might have been feeling in the story. We shared some of our ideas and created questions to the boy as a class. We then got into teams. We had a selection of cards with the story on. We had to re arrange the cards so the story was in the correct order. After that, we used our maths skills to divide the bread and fish into equal groups. The children wrote some of our division calculations down and talked about the vocabulary around multiplying and dividing. We have left the props in our RE corner so the children can role play the story and practice their multiplying and dividing using the bread and fish.
Our completed Art work…
We had a whole school assembly on Monday morning to remind all children of the very important tips to stay safe whilst using the internet. The key message that we took from the morning was that if we are unsure of anything on the internet we should ‘STOP, BLOCK AND TELL!’
Here were the key top tips we learned for staying safe online:
- Keep your personal information safe and private (don’t share it with anyone).
- People online are not always who they say they are (don’t become friends with someone online that you haven’t met before in real life and never meet up with anyone you speak to online).
- Ask before you share – think carefully about the photos you post on the internet. You need to have permission before you post photos of other people online.
- Think carefully about the words you use on the internet.
- If you see something you feel uncomfortable with, STOP, BLOCK AND TELL!
- Always speak to a trusted adult.
For more information on how to stay safe online, watch the video below that was shared in our assembly or visit the following websites for more information:
Safer Internet day
As a class we have looked at how to protect ourselves online. We watched some videos to help us understand that sometimes, people aren’t always who they say they are online. After talking about staying safe online, the children went into groups and created some songs and raps to help spread the message on how we can protect ourselves, and stay safe online.
The children also took on a class challenge to create an internet safety poster competition. The winner will get their poster enlarged and shared around school! Watch this space!