Class 2

Year 2 Autumn 1st Half Term

During this half term we will be covering a topic about: Buildings

The main things you child will be learning and developing are:

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to draw pictures of local buildings

  • How to make and decorate models of buildings

  • How to make prints

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • How buildings were made in the past

  • How buildings have been used in the past

  • How people traveled in the past

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About different houses, homes and other buildings around the world

  • How to use maps and atlases to locate the different countries these buildings are in

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make picture frames                      

  • How to make models of houses

  • How to make a slider mechanism

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to test the strengths of structures

  • About materials used in structures



Homework will be set each Friday and needs to be returned for the following Friday.  Your child will be given a homework folder and all work should be placed in this. Homework is an essential part of the curriculum and your support is appreciated.  Children who do not complete homework tasks will need to complete it in THEIR TIME in school.



Reading books will be sent home on every night.  Children need to have their Reading Record signed at least 3 times a week by an adult.  Books will not be changed unless an adult has signed to say the child has read.



Ensuring P.E kit is in school on Monday and Wednesday.  P.E lessons will take place INSIDE therefore children need to come with suitable clothes for indoor P.E. 

School P.E kit is plain white t-shirt and navy shorts with black pumps.

Learning Log Task Buildings

At the back of each newsletter, there will be details of a task related to the topic being taught.  Children are encouraged to research the task and write their findings in the Learning Logs. 

The deadline for Learning Logs to be handed in by is

Monday 19th October




Think about the different rooms in your homes, and what distinguishes each of them. What items should you have in certain rooms, and not others? For example, why do you have an oven in the kitchen, and comfy chairs in the living room? What do you have in your own room, and why?


You are going to become an interior decorator and are going to design and decorate a model room which is the size of a doll’s house. You can use ideas and pictures from magazines as well as your own. You should only design and decorate one room but you can design a whole house if you wish.

Thank you!

Miss Hirst

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