Terms 1 & 2 Overview

Welcome back to Year 2

We hope you had a lovely summer. We are really pleased with how all of the children have settled into Year 2 so far.

Topics This Term

Our Learning Journey in Term 1 is Into the Forest

English – Character and setting descriptions. Writing alternative versions of known stories.

Maths – Place Value and addition and subtraction.

Computing – We will be creating algorithms and understanding why we need keep our personal information private.

Science - Living things and their habitats.

Art – we will be looking at the artist Mark Hearld.

Geography – Learning about the local areas and mapping

PSHE – Being me in my world

RE – Christianity

Reading at Home

Please read with your child at home. Ask your child questions about what they have just read. It is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.

Please record when you read at home on their reading record card, with the date, title of the book and a comment (which can be as long or as short as you like!) This must be written by an adult.

It is now the children’s responsibility to come in and change their own book if they have read it. Please remind them to do this as they come in.

Reading records are collected in every Friday, merits and a special stamp are awarded if they have read at least 3 times.

Each class has a display of 10 apples that the children can work their way around. When they read at home on 3 different days in the week, they can move on to the next apple. A book of their choice will be presented to your child when he/she reaches apple number 10, in our Special Mentions assembly.

Please Help Us

Please ensure that everything is named clearly. This includes uniform, P.E. kit, water bottles and lunch boxes.

Special Mentions Assembly

Every other Friday afternoon is Special Mentions Assembly. Four certificates per class are handed out to children that have worked particularly hard during the weeks. If your child is going to receive one of these awards they will be given a slip on a Thursday.

And Term 2 our learning journey is Fire Fire!

English - Recount- The Gun Powder Plot

Diary- The Great Fire of London

Instructions – Fire drill

Poetry –Fireworks.

Maths – Money and multiplication and division.

Science - Living things and their habitats.

Computing – We will be finding the answer to specific questions using a search engine and using technology to present and organise my ideas in different ways.

History -  We will be learning about a significant historical figure and event.

DT – we will be designing making fire engines.

Art – Exploring different media.

PSHE – Celebrating differences

RE - Christianity

Spellings 

Although we will not be completing spelling tests as such, the children will be bringing home 5  words a week to practise. We will then be looking for these words to be spelt correctly in the children’s work.

Outdoor Learning and PE

 Every Thursday afternoon we will have either PE with Mr Anderson or Outdoor Learning with Mrs Dyke. Please see previous letter for dates of these for this term.

On these days Mr Anderson and Mrs Dyke will be seeing the children out of the door at the end of the day.

Please make sure that your child has a complete PE kit in school all the time. This should consist of:

  • A white T Shirt
  • Black or Blue shorts
  • Black Plimsoles
  • Black or Blue Jogging bottoms in colder weather

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Boddy
Mrs Marchant
Mrs Mans

(The Year 2 Teaching Team)