Proud of our diverse cultures! 

Year 2 spent Friday celebrating our different cultures. A big thank you to all the parents / carers who brought in food, we really enjoyed it!

Proud to be Me

Dear parents/carers,

As part of our whole school focus, this is what Year 2 will be covering for the next half term.

Reading

  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
  • Mixed by Arree Chung
  • It’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr
  • Pinky and Rex by James Howe
  • Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack
  • My Uncle’s Wedding by Eric Ross and Tracy K. Greene
  • Vincent the Vixen by Alice Reeves
  • I am Fred by Nick Rolfe
  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler

 

Writing

The children will develop a piece of writing based on ‘And Tango Make Three’. Children will write their own story based on the book ‘Mixed’. Children will plan, write, design and publish their own comic book.

 

Spoken Language/ Drama/ Debate

Children will be involved in speaking activities during their reading and writing activities this term. Year 2 is planning a day where the children will celebrate who they are and their heritage by coming to school dressed in their own cultural clothes. They will create a shield of who they are; their flag, their hobbies, language and religion. Children will be asked to bring food from their culture (Nuts Free) and share with other children during the morning activity where they will also explore the music from different cultures. In addition to this, children will be playing games from around the world.

 

History

Children will look at the work of Alan Turing and other historical figures who have contributed to society.

 

Design & Technology Design & Technology

Children will focus on fashion design where the children will be creating an outfit using different materials (linked with topics taught this year). Children will create outfits that could be worn by everyone. Children will be learning to design and produce by using different skills and resources.

 

Art & Design

Study a range of artists (to include artists linked to whole school focus areas) and create a piece of art in the style of the artist. Children will focus on Bridget Riley and Street Artwork this term. The children will be creating A3 self-portraits in the style of Bridget Riley who, taking inspiration from George Seurat’s artwork, uses the colours in organised and vibrant symmetrical patterns,.

 

Music (Children will learn and perform the following songs)

  • This is Me from The Greatest Showman
  • True Colours by Cyndi Lauper
  • Born this Way by Lady Gaga
  • Firework by Katy Perry
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story
  • Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

 

Please speak to your class teacher if you have any questions! – Y2 Team

Cultural Day (Friday 7th June)

As part of our ‘Proud to Be Me’ theme next half term, Year 2 will spend Friday 7th June celebrating the many different backgrounds and cultures that we have at Heavers.

Children will have the opportunity to present a short talk about their background, heritage or religion. This could be prepared over the half term. Children could bring also in a special item to show the class during their presentation.

The children can come to school in own clothes (traditional clothing from their home culture if they so wish).  They may also bring in some traditional food to try but please ensure this does not contain nuts.

This day will be a lovely chance for the children to celebrate the diversity we have in our classes and to find out about each other’s backgrounds!

Have a lovely half term and a restful break! – Y2 Team