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Welcome to Class 2!

 

This half term we will be very busy putting together our nativity performance.  More information will be given nearer the time.  If your child is given a part could you please help them to learn their lines.  

Each day your child must have with them their book bag with their reading book inside, their water bottle and coat.  Could you please make sure any new uniform is clearly labelled with their names.

SATs – This year all children will be completing SATs tests so it’s very important that we work together to help them achieve their best!

There will be a meeting for all year 2 parents where I will discuss these further.

We look forward to working with you to ensure your child has an enjoyable learning experience in Year 2. If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Mrs Kingswell and the Team

Literacy

In Literacy this half term we will be following the National Literacy framework and looking at stories and information facts linked the topic of Great Fire of London.  The children will be finding out information and writing an information book.  They will write a diary entry and look at a story from a little boys point of view.

Please help your child to learn their spellings each week and aim to read for 10 minutes every day together.  Ask your child lots of questions about the book and encourage them to answer in full sentences.

Help your child with handwriting.

Science

In Science this half term we will be studying materials We will be looking at different materials and how they can be changed, investigating if these are reversible or irreversible changes and linking it with festivals we are studying this half term.

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

Phonics

Children will:

Link sounds to letters, naming and sounding letters of the alphabet

Explore and experiment with sounds, words and texts

Hear and say sounds in words in the order in which they occur

Blend CVC words and recognise common digraphs such as ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, ar. The children will be encouraged to use their phonics within all aspects of the curriculum.

Use their phonic knowledge to read simple regular words and make phonetically plausible attempts at longer and more complex words. We will concentrate on ‘high frequency’ words and the common exception words. Children should be able to read them and spell them, by the end of the school year.

Please practise letter sounds and letter formation with your children.  If you would like a list of high frequency words or the common exception words to practice with your child at home please see me.

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Numeracy

In Maths children will represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts up to 100

Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.

Add and subtract one digit numbers to 100, including zero.

Solve one and 2 step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.  

Help your child to say and use the number names in order in familiar contexts and recognise numerals. Help them to count aloud in twos, fives or tens. Provide opportunities for your child to find maths in everyday situations eg shopping.

Ensure that your child completes their Numeracy homework.

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History

The topic this half term is The Great Fire of London. We will learn about the food of the time and bake bread. We will find out more about how we fight fires today compared with how fires were fought in the 17th century. We even have a visit from Sir Samuel Pepys. 

Ask your children  to tell you what they have learned in school about the Great Fire of London.

Computing

We will be looking at Db Primary which is a platform for learning. It is used across the whole school and is an exciting way for children to access their work as well as other activities. 

If you have a computer and the internet at home help your child to practice controlling the mouse to create a drawing. Encourage them to use the save tool and the print tool. 

PE

This half term our topic will be Dance and we will look at how people danced in 17th Century to tie in with our topic.

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

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Homework

Homework will be sent home on Thursday 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 reading. 

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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