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Welcome to Class 2!

 

Literacy

In English this half-term, children will focus on Fantasy stories and look at under the sea topics.  They will write letters, instructions poems and stories all linked to under the sea.

Please help your child to learn their spellings each week and aim to read for 10 minutes every day together.

Encourage your children to change their home-school reading book regularly.

Science

In Science, this half term, children will learn about animals and their habitats– Growth and their needs.

We will be carrying out lots of investigations regarding these topics.

Help your child research their Science topics using the internet and non-fiction texts.

Ask your children what they have learned in Science. 

Computing

We will be using beebots and other programming games to help children input directions and instructions into a computer to help make it complete an action.

It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. ... and teach your children to be Share Aware because, just like in real life, children need your help to stay safe online.
If you have a computer and the internet at home help your child to use it safely. 

 

Phonics

Children will:

 practice learning their sounds and will do activities to help them practise the sounds and words they will encounter in their stories including new vocabulary and tricky, non-decodable words. They will be asked questions to develop their comprehension.

History

In this unit the children will learn about Christopher Columbus as a significant individual. This will include biographical details, videos and activities.

Help your child to research Christopher Columbus.

PE

This half term our topic will be Multiskills & Athletics.

We do PE on Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child brings the correct PE kit to school.

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Numeracy

Children will focus on:

Telling the time – this will include o clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. The children will also look at 5 min intervals.

They will also look at different measurements such as weight, length and capacity.

They will also look at different positions and turns.

We will then be focusing reasoning type questions linked to these topics.

Encourage your child to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Ensure that your child completes their Numeracy homework.

Help your child at home with telling the time from an analogue clock.

Other information

This half is the last half term in year 2 and what a busy half term it will be! Please keep checking for letters with information about what is happening in school as your children will have sports days, trip days, enrichment days, parents evenings and of course transition morning into their new class.  If you are unsure on any of these please feel free to ask a member of staff.

Homework

Homework will be sent home on Thursdays and should be returned completed by Monday of the following week. It will link with topics taught in the classroom. There will also be spellings to learn and Mental Maths questions for a test.

It is really important homework is completed.

Help your child to learn their spellings each week and mental maths when given.

Reading

Reading: All the children will have a guided reading session twice a week where they will read in a book group. They will also take a book home where they can practise reading. Reading at home is very important as it can build on children’s vocabulary and improve their understanding. We encourage you to listen to your child read at least three times a week and record any comments in their reading record book. Please make sure their book bags are returned every day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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