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Year 2

 

Welcome to Year 2!

 

We are now in our last half term in Year 2.  It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of KS1 and heading off to Year 3 but there are still a few things to do first:

 

20.5.8 KS1 Sports Day

We have been practising our running and multi skills ready for Sports Day.  Let's hope for some fine weather for this term so we can get out onto the field regularly.

 

27.5.18 Trip to Windsor Castle

This is actually our Spring term trip as Windsor Castle could not accommodate us earlier in the year.  We are very much looking forward to seeing some of the things we have learnt about in the Castles topic.

 

3.6.18 Induction Day

The day to visit Year 3

 

12.6.18 Trip to Amersham Field Centre

We will be mini beast hunting and pond dipping as part of our Science day.

 

This term in Year 2:

 

English

We will focus on locating information in the text and forming answers to questions as well as inferring answers and making predictions. We will explore and comment on an author’s writing style and notice key features of different texts. We will read a variety of stories and traditional tales from other cultures. The children will be encouraged to read at pace and develop a love of books.  In writing we will focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar skills. We will write different types of non-chronological reports. We will focus on planning and preparing to write, gathering new and interesting vocabulary and using effective organisational features as well as editing the writing. In story writing we will be setting and resolving exciting problems.

 

Maths

We will consolidate lots of the learning we have already done, for example we will be working on addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers and on multiplication and division using the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Other activities include odd and even numbers, ordering and rounding numbers and finding fractions of numbers, lengths and shapes. We will be looking at measures, 2D and 3D shapes, graphs, pictograms and continue to learn to tell the time.  We will be developing our arithmetic skills and applying them in real life problem scenarios.

 

Topic

We will complete our Castles topic and then move onto the topic of Night Time Animals. We will be researching the world of animals at night. We will be looking at the different places animals live and how they are adapted for night time life. Later in the term we will be comparing our local area with other places in the world, naming oceans and continents and identifying hot and cold areas of the world. We will look at atlases, use maps, compass directions and positional language. At the end of term, we will also complete a project on our favourite flavour smoothie drink and make our own films.

 

 

Some Practical Points

  • PE is on Mondays with a coach and Thursdays (Games) Please keep a named PE kit in school all the time so the children don’t miss out. This must include shoes that fit please. 
  • Home Learning will come home on a Friday and need to be returned on the following Thursday.
  • Words for Writing will be sent home on a Friday to be learnt for a test the following Thursday. The words will either be common words or words using a particular phonic pattern. Please focus on the phonic pattern to help your child learn the words and be able to use the pattern in their own writing.
  • Library books will be coming home on a Friday and can be changed each week if they are in the book bags.
  • Reading books will come home in the book bags on Wednesdays and need to be returned to school on Wednesdays too. Please read other books from home too. The children will also have a reading record as they did in Year 1. Parents are asked to read and discuss texts with children and record this in the Reading Record Book. The children will get a sticker if they have read  Please also send this book into school on a Wednesday. Please try to read a range of genres to broaden the children’s experiences of reading.
  • The children need a fruit or vegetable snack from home for the morning and we will give them a piece of fruit or vegetable for the afternoon snack. Please provide a named water bottle for use in the classroom each day.
  • We are looking forward to a fantastic year with your children.

 

Please do feel free to come and discuss any questions you have.

 

Mrs Franklin and Mrs Farrelly.

 

 

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