Welcome to Year 2
We hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing half term break. Outlined below is a brief overview of topics we will be covering in each curriculum area this half term.
We will be writing extended stories based on Zap and other animal stories by Dick King Smith.
We will be starting to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and writing for different purposes based on this book.
We will continue to focus on improving spellings, handwriting, grammar and punctuation.
Please continue to encourage your child to practise their joined handwriting at home as well as the spellings in their reading record.
We will learn about money. The children will learn to recognise different coins and notes, combine amounts of money, make an amount in different ways and find change.
We will learn about 2D and 3D shapes, including their names and properties.
We will learn to rotate and move shapes using vocabulary of full turn, half turn, quarter turn, three quarter turn, left, right, clockwise and anti-clockwise.
Please continue to practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables including the division facts for these times tables with your child.
Our topic will be ‘Apprentice Gardener.’ The children will observe seeds and bulbs closely. They will then grow plants of their own to find out how plants grow and what they need to grow healthily.
We will be learning about the life and achievements of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
Next month, we will be visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas’ Hospital. A further letter has been sent out with details.
Mr. Lynch will teach the children ICT this half term. The children will be making an e-book about Florence Nightingale using Book Creator.
Year 2 will make abstract clay faces inspired by the artist Pablo Picasso with Ms Green. They will learn to see faces from different angles and bring them together to make an abstract portrait.
The children will continue to learn about how to keep themselves healthy and safe.
The children will also continue to have a weekly circle time with their class puppet, Sage, to discuss ways to keep themselves healthy and safe, as well as different emotions.
The children will be continuing to learn the Ocarina with Ms Hughes.
The children will continue to learn with Madame Lambert. They will learn to give their age and date of birth. They will also learn to name some food in French.
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 children have a named PE kit on these days, otherwise they may not be able to take part in the lesson.
If you child has PE during period 1 or 2, they should come to school dressed in their PE kit. (see above table). Please ensure they also 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 guided reader and how they progressed through it.
Megan Shaw Sarah Peach Sam Bevan Freya Miles Sami Burst