Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 2!
Class Teachers: Mrs. Ingham & Miss Soudet
Teaching Support: Mrs. Smyth, Mrs James & Mrs. Bennett
We hope that you all had a fantastic two weeks break and we're sure that the children are refreshed and ready to learn lots of exciting new things this term.
This term we will be beginning our new topic that will have a History and Geography focus. We will be finding out the history of transport and focusing on how aeroplanes have developed over time. We will be studying Amelia Earhart and exploring facts about her life.
English: Fiction Texts (The Disgusting Sandwich and Lizzie and the Birds)
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. We will be applying spelling patterns and forms of punctuation that we have learnt throughout the year as well as exploring new ones.
Reading: Children will be beginning to bring home extended reading books from our library. The children can read these books at their own pace and independently without reading aloud to an adult if they wish. These books are in addition to reading books. When hearing your child read at home, please use the key questions prompts that have been sent home to explore different styles of questions. 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.We will be exploring different question types whilst reading a range of different texts. We will be reading non-fiction, fiction and poetry.
Mathematics: We will be continuing to develop strategies to solve addition and subtraction calculations and applying our knowledge when solving problems and challenges. The children will be continuing to develop their knowledge of the 2,5 and 10 times tables and their related division facts. Please help your child to develop the speed of their recall of these facts. We will also be exploring telling the time. (half past, o'clock, quarter to and quarter past)
Science: We will be exploring the topic of Plants. Through investigations we will be observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will be
finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
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 paid via ParentPay.
- 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