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SUMMER (1) April 2019

In English we will be learning about poetry. We will be writing our own poem about the five senses we experience in our school day. Next we will be moving onto instructional writing.

This term there is a heavy focus on spelling, grammar and punctuation as we move closer to the SATs, we will be revising and revisiting suffixes, verbs, nouns and the four sentence types.

Our Foundation Topics are:

Science: Humans and Animals.

Geography-  Explorers– Oceans and continents.

Art: Printing– rolling, rubbing, stamping.

RE:  Islam.

PE– Tennis &  Athletics.

Music-  Tempo.

Computing– iSearch.

MFL– Spanish phrases.

As we are very quickly approaching the end of Key Stage 1 assessment period we will be spending time revisiting and consolidating the           children’s learning in Maths. Some of the topics we will revisit include  number and place value, addition and subtraction and shape.

We will also be providing additional booster sessions to support the children’s reading and comprehension skills leading into the             assessment period.

Important dates gor your diary:

  • 13th– 24th May Year 2 SATS

Important Information:

Year 2 children will be completing their end of Key Stage 1 SATs assessments throughout May .

Please support your children throughout this period by ensuring they are getting plenty of sleep, having a balanced breakfast to start the day and are attending school everyday on time ready to start!

SPRING (2) – February 2019

We begin our History topic this half term by introducing a significant event from the past. Can you guess what it might be?  That’s right, The Great Fire of London!  The children are going to learn about what life was like 350 years ago and why the Great Fire of London was such a significant event  through a range of activities. We’re sure the children will enjoy this interesting History topic, especially our workshop that we are having at the beginning of term to start our topic off.  Watch out for photos coming soon.

Our workshop will also be the focus of our writing in English this half term. We will begin by learning about what recounts are and writing our own about our experiences from the workshop.  We will then be learning about letters  and writing our own to thank the staff that delivered the session. Within English, we will also be practising lots of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

In our Maths lessons we will cover many areas of learning including money, fractions, shape and measure.

Important Information

There will be a meeting held for parents regarding the children’s end of year assessments (SAT’s) that are coming up soon.  This will be held on Wednesday 27th February at 9am in the extended School room.

 

 

SPRING (1) – January 2019

Y2 Spring Term creative

Y2 Spring Term English Maths – Pen Profile

We begin the Spring term with an exciting (and hopefully sunny) school trip to Lyme Park. Our visit to Lyme Park will support our learning in Science about animals and their habitats as well as our map skills and directional language in Geography.

Our trip Lyme Park will also be the focus of our writing in English this half term. We will begin by learning about what recounts are and writing our own about our experiences from the school trip. We will then be learning about letters and writing our own to thank the staff at Lyme Park. Within English, we will also be practising lots of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

As we are very quickly approaching the end of Key Stage 1 assessment period we will be spending time revisiting and consolidating the children’s learning in Maths. Some of the topics we will revisit include number and place value, addition and subtraction and shape.

We will also be providing additional booster sessions to support the children’s reading and comprehension skills leading into the assessment period.

In Computing we will be learning about algorithms and will then create our own using various programs such as Scratch and Turtle Logo.

Important Information:

Year 2 children will be completing their end of Key Stage 1 SATs assessments throughout May .

Please support your children throughout this period by ensuring they are getting plenty of sleep, having a balanced breakfast to start the day and are attending school everyday on time ready to start!

AUTUMN (2) – November 2018

Y2 Autumn Term creative – Nov ’18

Y2 Autumn Term English Maths – Pen Profile

We begin our History topic this half term which introduces a person – Guy Fawkes.  The children are going to learn about why we celebrate Bonfire night  through a range of activities and even some role play!  We’re sure the children will enjoy this fun History topic.

In Design and Technology the children  will explore a range of materials to test their suitability for purpose, to make a design and make a lunchbox and finally test their finished product.

In English we are starting the half term off by learning  “The Teacher Pleaser”.  We will then write our own version of how to please our parents.  Within this we will be practising lots of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

In Maths we will be learning how to add and subtract   using  column method.  Ask your child to show you and please practise with them!  Towards the end of the half term we will move on to multiplication and  division.

We will  finish off the half term with lots of fun activities relating to Christmas and also don’t forget our Christmas Nativity.

AUTUMN (1) – September 2018

Our work in Science will focus upon materials and their properties and uses.  Could you encourage your child to find different materials around your home and discuss their uses?

In Geography the children will learn about their local area and then compare it with the Orkney Islands.

We’ll be learning about riddles and will even write one soon about an animal in English this term!

Whilst in Maths we will be focusing on number within 100, both numbers and words and place value.  We’re sure they will be keen to   practise at home!

Important information

Weekly homework will consist of most weeks:

  1. Reading book—minimum of 3 times a week
  2. Spellings
  3. English
  4. Maths

 

To help with your child’s education here are two useful links when reading to your child and hearing your child read.

Ten Benefits of Reading for your Child
Ten Tips On Hearing Your Child Read

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