Welcome to Year 2!
Year 2 have two classes:
Spain Class – Mrs Castelli
TA – Mrs Holmes
Netherlands Class – Miss Diggins
TA – Ms Warner
Key Stage 1 HLTA – Mrs Connor
Our topic this half term is: Passport to the World
This half term we will be travelling the globe learning all about the continents and oceans. We will be learning how to use an atlas to find out about the geographical features of each continent and the countries that make them up so that we can compare them to one another.
To kick off our topic we will be jet-setting to each continent to find out more about the landscape, weather and what life is like in different countries. We will be lucky enough to interview someone who has lived in another continent…Mrs Castelli!
In Science this half term:
We are learning about Living Things and their Habitats. We will be thinking about the ways that different plants and animals reproduce. We will also look at animals and their habitats. Throughout this half term we will be growing cress to show us what plants need to grow.
well as In Maths this half term:
We will continue to use our number work from last half term by practising addition and subtraction as well as multiplication and division to help us to solve a range of problems. We will be learning to tell the time to 15 minute intervals and starting to look at how we use different coins to make up amounts of money.
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 now a term into our 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