Ladybird (Year 2)

Module 1

Welcome back to school! It’s the start of a new year, and across the school we will all be thinking about the theme ‘Who We Are’.

Find out more about the inquiries for your class below:

Central Idea

Choices affect wellbeing.

We will be reading: ‘Can I Build Another Me?’ by Shinsuke Yoshitake

Lines of Inquiry:

  • What it means to be human
  • Keeping healthy
  • Changes in healthcare

Our Maths Skills we are focusing on are:

  • Place Value
  • Ordering numbers to 50
  • Using the < and > symbols to compare numbers
  • Reading and writing numbers to 100 in figures and words

These are the ideas we will be exploring in school, but we’re really looking forward to seeing your own inquiries take shape! Take a look on the next page for some suggestions to get you started…

Homework

Who We Are

Homework is shared with you termly. In addition to this document, your child will also receive regular spellings and a task to practice mental maths. The tasks below focus on the Learner Profiles, which are part of our day to day expectations in the classroom. These require the children to show their thinking and explain their solutions. Each child is required to complete 3 tasks by the end of the term. The completed homework should be brought in by Friday 15th October.

I am Knowledgeable

  • Research how nursing began in the UK
  • Find out about other famous nurses other than Florence Nightingale.
    Present your findings in a way of your choosing. You might like to create a leaflet or fact file.

I am Balanced

Show me ways to keep your mind and body healthy and balanced. You can present your work in any way you wish. Some suggestions are:

  • Record your own fitness video to inspire others (like Joe Wicks)
  • Create an advert or leaflet to promote healthy minds and bodies for children.
  • Create an information poster about mindfulness that can be displayed in our school
  • Learn some mindfulness or relaxation techniques you could share with the class.

I am a Risk-Taker

Past and present. Show me what a hospital is or was like? To do this you could:

  • Draw or paint a scene from a hospital (past or present)
  • Make a shoe box model of a ward (past or present)
  • Use lego or other building/modelling materials to create a model.

I am Caring

  • Write a letter or make a postcard for someone in your family thanking them for something they have done.
  • Think of a way that you could help someone at home or in your family- write about/draw a picture of what you did.

I am Reflective

  • Ask or interview any family members/friends who work in a hospital or are a fireman/policeman about their job.

Think carefully about what questions you want to ask them. Try and answer each of your questions in detail.

I am Open-Minded

  • Interview a member of your family to find out what you can about your ancestors. Be open minded and present your work in a way of your choosing. You might like to try and create your own family tree.

I am a Communicator

  • Design a healthy menu, you might like to try and make part of your menu and share some photos with us.
  • Design and make a poster to show people the different ways they can stay healthy.

I am Principled

  • Write a letter to a key worker of your choice to say thank you for everything they have done to help others over the past couple of years. In your letter, think carefully about what you are thanking them for.
    • How did they help?
    • What did they do?

I am a Thinker

  • Create a list of all of the key workers that you can think of.
  • Design a poster, create a collage or design a display banner of all the key workers you can think of. Try and think outside the box and consider the key workers who might work outside of the NHS too. You might like to use a selection of drawings, photos or even magazine and newspaper images to make your work stand out.