Welcome to Class 2!

 

Welcome back! We are settling back in and enjoying our classroom environment. This is a very busy half term with lots of fun things happening.  Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for all the up and coming information.

Each day your child must have with them their book bag with their reading book inside, their water bottle and indoor shoes.  Winter coats will now be needed too - please make sure these have their names in too.

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 English, we will be looking at lots of different non -fiction texts based in space.  We will also be learning about Neil Armstrong and facts related to him and the space race.

The Children will also be given a weekly grammar lesson which will help with their writing.

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Phonics

Phonics will be taught daily as discrete lessons using a new scheme which we are all very excited about. The scheme is called Read Write Inc and incorporates sound rhymes, letter formation and reading.

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Numeracy

In Mathematics, we will be learning how to add and subtract using our mental knowledge to help us.  We will be using what we have learnt to help us solve problems in addition and subtraction.  We will also be working on reading scales and producing graphs to show information, telling the time and maths based around money.

We will be working on our times tables on a daily basis so please could you help at home to learn the 2s, 5s 10s and 3 times tables.

The children will also have a weekly mental maths test on a Friday.

Topic

Our topic this half-term will be ‘Space’ We will be looking at lots of different stories around space learning about Neil Armstrong and his space exploration.

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Science

In Science we will be looking at materials and relating this back to the Terrible Trolls topic.  We will look at how different materials are good for different jobs and how their properties help this.  We will put all our knowledge together to build the best bridge for the 3 Billy Goats. 

PE

PE: We will be doing PE twice a week. PE days are now on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child brings in the correct PE kit and that it is labelled. If your child has ears pierced, please remove them on these days or apply tape over the earrings.

Homework

Maths and English homework is usually handed out on a Thursday and is due in on Monday. Also, pupils will get a spelling list on a Thursday and will be tested the following week. Please support your child with learning their spellings on a weekly basis.

If children fail to return their homework they will be able to complete it on a Monday dinnertime in the Homework Club.

Reading

All the children will have a guided reading session three times 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. This will help your child achieve new levels on the Reading Rocket.

Please make sure their book bags are returned every day.

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