Welcome to Year 2!
Year 2 have two classes:
Spain Class – Mrs Brydon
TA – Mrs Holmes
Netherlands Class – Miss Diggins
TA – Ms Warner
Key Stage 1 HLTA – Mrs Connor
We will be holding a Parent Workshop on MONDAY 18th SEPTEMBER to discuss the expectations for Year 2 and would love for you to attend. You are welcome to join us at 1:30 to work with the children before a parent talk at 2:15. If you cannot make this time, we will be holding a second parent talk later that day at 5:00pm. We look forward to seeing you.
Our topic this half term is: Transport
This half term we will be kicking off the year with plenty of exciting experiences! For our topic hook, we will be exploring an old car and comparing it to the cars of today, before heading to Beaulieu on the 14th of September to see how transport has evolved over the years from the Penny Farthing to the latest Super Car.
Please make sure that your child’s permission slip is returned as soon as possible.
Our DT project also links into our topic – we will be making our own moving cars as we learn about wheels and axles.
In Science this half term:
We are learning about Forces, building on our learning from Year 1 where the children explored pushes and pulls. We will be able to explain how we have used forces to change the shape of an object, how forces are used to change direction and how forces are used to speed up and slow down. An exciting way of demonstrating this will be through a visit to the park, as well as carrying out an investigation with toy cars and ramps, using the data collected to describe and explain what we have observed.
In Maths this half term:
We will practise remembering all the number facts and knowledge we have learnt in Year 1. We will be consolidating our understanding of number and place value, representing numbers in different ways, comparing numbers and using our understanding to solve problems. We will then use our understanding to develop our written methods and problem solving for addition and subtraction.
In English this half term:
We are learning how to craft sentences across a range of genres. We are learning how to write really good sentences by saying each sentence out loud, writing it and finally reading it back to check it makes sense. We will be really concentrating on using punctuation correctly, learning new types of punctuation, and extending sentences using conjunctions. We will be adding detail to our writing through expanded noun phrases, and learning to engage our readers by using a variety of different sentence types. We will be working really hard to spell high frequency words correctly by using our word lists to check our spellings. We will be practising joining our handwriting in a neat cursive style, so that other people can read it back.
We will be sharing a wide range of books in our whole class and guided reading sessions and using these to help us with our writing, collecting any interesting vocabulary we find and checking we understand the meaning of words we read. We will be practising how to answer comprehension questions.
We will be practicing our writing skills in Topic, Science, RE and PSHE.
PE is a very important part of our curriculum. Please make sure that your child has suitable kit and sensible PE shoes in school every week otherwise they will have to wear spare kit. Earrings must be taken out or taped over.
How you can support your child at home:
– Listen to your child read at home regularly – we are launching a new Reading Challenge, and your child will need to read four times a week to stay on track to earn a top prize!
-Support them to learn the weekly spelling rules sent home each week (including the termly common exception words, and Year 1 words still to learn)
– Support them to learn their times tables and division facts each week
– Support with the homework tasks and projects that your child has been set
– Support / test them on their weekly “Learn Its” to help improve their mental calculations
– Support / test them on their Mental Maths challenge (blue booklet)
– Support / test them on their Spelling Bee challenge
This Half Term’s Homework: Autumn 1 Year 2