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Year 2

Dear Parents,

Over the next 7 weeks, as well as working towards performing the Christmas production, the children in Year 2 will be following a unit of work on a theme that focuses on ‘Toys and games’.

During this unit we will be focusing on History, Science and Technology.

In History, we’ll be finding out:

• About toys and games from the past

• How to decide if a toy is new or old

• How we can learn about the past in different ways

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

• How to sort toys based on what they are made out of

• Which materials can be bent, squashed, twisted or stretched
•  What materials are best for making a bath toy

• About pushes and pulls, and how things move

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

• About ‘magic’ toys that fool our eyes

• How to design and make our own board game

All of the work we are going to do has been specially written to help your child reach the learning goals. Children will be reading, researching, writing, illustrating, working on their own and working in groups. We will be checking to see how well your child has learned through particular activities and asking children to explain their work, perhaps to you.

We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you.

Please talk with your child about the toys and games that you or your parents used to play with when you/they were growing up. If you still have examples of these toys, then show them to your child and talk about how you played with them. Help your child to understand how toys have changed over time. On Wednesday 14th November we will be having a ‘Toys from the Past Afternoon’ for the children. Please could your child bring in a toy to talk about or information about a game that you or your parents played as children for our show and tell afternoon?

By the end of the unit, we hope your child has achieved all of the learning targets. We hope they have had
an enjoyable time in the classroom. And we hope you have enjoyed seeing your child work with enthusiasm.
If you have any comments or questions about your child’s learning, please get in touch.

 

Mrs Ritchie                      Miss Peers