Welcome to Autumn Term in Year 2!
Class Teachers: Mrs. Ingham & Miss Soudet
Teaching Support: Mrs. Smyth, Mrs James & Mrs. Bennett
This term we will be beginning our new topic that will have a Geography focus. We look forward to comparing different locations around the world to Little Hulton.
English: Fiction Texts (Not Now Bernard and The Three Little Pigs)
We will be exploring these texts to write for a range of purposes. These include writing character descriptions, letters, instruction texts, a newspaper report and adapting the stories to write our own. As we write, we will be focusing on the correct use of simple punctuation (capital letters, full stops and commas), using adjectives in our writing and ensuring that our sentences make sense. We will also be developing our speaking and listening skills through role play, debates and hot seating.
The whole school from Nursery to Year 6 have been exploring 'Inside the Villains' by Clotilde Perrin. Year 2 have been focusing on the wolf! We have written writing wanted posters, character descriptions of the wolf and comparing the wolves in different stories. We are continuing to explore this book at the moment so if you have any stories containing a wolf please bring it into school to share with us.
Reading: We will be exploring different question types whilst reading a range of different texts. We will be reading non-fiction, fiction and poetry. Please use the key questions prompts that have been sent home to explore different styles of questions to ask your child about texts that they read at home. Asking these questions form an important part of reading at home. If you have any queries about the question sheets, please pop into speak to us.
Mathematics: We will be recapping and building upon our Maths learning in Year One. We will start the the year by developing our knowledge of place value and understanding what each digit represents in a two digit number. We will be exploring addition and subtraction using our knowledge of place value and partitioning to help us.
Science: We will be exploring living things and their habitats. We will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive. We will identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. We will also describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
In Year 2 we expect:
- Reading books are to be brought into school each day.
- Children should be heard read regularly at home and a comment written into the diary.
- Lost or damaged books will be charged at £5.
- A named PE kit is to be kept in school. PE kits consist of black shorts, white T-Shirt and a pair of pumps.
- Toast money (£1.25 a week or 25p a day) is to be brought into school in a named envelope on a Monday morning.
- A water bottle to be brought into school on a Monday. Children are encouraged to drink fresh water regularly throughout the day. They are able to refill their water bottle using our water fountains. Water bottles will be sent home on a Friday to be washed.
Spellings and homework will be given out on a Friday. We ask that homework is returned on the following Friday. The children will also be tested on their spellings the following Friday. Please support your child with their homework and spellings.
If you would like to discuss further or have any questions regarding what is being covered in Year 2 then please contact the office to make an appointment with the class teacher.
PLEASE NOTE: School is not responsible for any loss or damage to children’s personal possessions or equipment. Toys etc are not allowed to be brought into school in order to prevent loss, damage or distractions.
If you have any queries or questions, please don't hesitate to come in to see us.
Mrs. Ingham and Miss Soudet