Welcome to Year 2
The children have worked very hard this term and we are very proud of their achievements. We hope you all have an enjoyable, safe and relaxing Easter holiday. Please find below an overview of the topics we will be covering next half term.
Year 2 will continue to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, and write diaries and adverts based on this.Year 2 will also look at different books by Anthony Browne, comparing these and writing our own stories based on these books.The children will continue to learn to join their handwriting and learn different spelling patterns.
Please endeavor to read with your child daily and record your reading efforts in your child’s reading diary.
Please continue to support your child in learning their spelling words in their reading records.
Year 2 will be learning to identify and name the fractions 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 2/4 and 3/4. The children will learn to find these fractions of shapes as well as numbers.
The children will also learn to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Please practice this at home with your child.
Please continue to practice the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. It is an expected standard in Year 2 for children to be able to recall these.
Year 2 will continue to learn about plants at the beginning of term, learning about the life cycle of a plant and the difference between healthy and unhealthy plants.
The children will then start to learn about different habitats and how animals are suited to their habitat.
In Geography the children will be learning about road safety.
We will be going on walks around school during our Geography lessons to look at traffic and how to stay safe on the roads.
The children will be learning about programming using the program ‘Scratch Junior and Blue Box.’
The children will continue to be taught by Ms. Hughes. They will be continuing to play the ocarina, learning how to play notes b, a, g, c, d, e and to read basic rhythm notation and compose simple songs.
Year 2 will be looking at artists like Andy Goldsworthy and Cass Holmes that use nature as their inspiration with Ms Green. They will experiment with a range of materials and techniques to make a mixed media collage.
The children will continue to learn French with Madame Lambert. She will develop the children’s speaking, listening, and writing skills as well as their phonic knowledge and pronunciation with the topic plants, flowers and germination.
Each class will have P.E. on the following days:
Monday period 2 Gymnastics
Tuesday period 2 Outside games
Tuesday period 1 Gymnastics
Wednesday period 2 Outside games
Monday period 3 Gymnastics
Tuesday period 3 Outside games
Tuesday period 2 Gymnastics
Wednesday period 1 Outside games
Monday period 1 Outside games
Wednesday period 2 Gymnastics
Please ensure your child has a named PE kit on these days, otherwise they may not be able to take part in the lesson.
If your child is coming into school dressed in PE uniform (PE period 1 or 2), please ensure they bring their school uniform with them to change into afterwards.
Thank you to the many parents that write a comment in their child’s reading diary. Please use the reading diary each week to inform your child’s class teacher on how your child enjoyed their book and how they progressed through it.
As some of you may be aware, at the end of Year 2 and Year 6, nationally teachers are required to report on a child’s attainment throughout the key stage. Forming part of this judgment is how well a child performs in specific assessments. These are known as SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests.) Teachers no longer provide a judgement based on one particular form of assessment, but rather an overall judgment based on how a child has progressed throughout the year. Within the next term, the children will be completing different forms of assessments to contribute towards an end of Year 2 teacher assessment. If you have any further questions about this, please do not hesitate in speaking to Mary-Lyne Latour (Headteacher of Infants).
Megan Shaw Sarah Peach Sam Bevan Freya Miles Sami Burst