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Written by Miss Thompson and Mrs Smith
Year 2 Spring Term newsletter 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The children looked fabulous on our very successful pirate day, what a great introduction to our new topic. The time taken at home to make the costumes really showed, thank you for your time and effort.

Land Ahoy Our topic for this term will be Land Ahoy. During this term our Geography focus will be locating the continents and oceans on the world map. In Design and Technology the children will evaluate and make their own biscuits and in Computing we will be discovering how to send messages in the virtual and real world. We will also be investigating the lives of some famous pirates.

English: We will be writing our own pirate tales using reoccurring language and then writing list poems. We will also be writing non-chronological reports based on fictional sea monsters. At the end of the term we will be studying the works of Quentin Blake.

Maths: We are starting the term by concreting our knowledge in place value and number, moving onto naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes. Finally, we will practice counting in jumps using measurement and capacity.

Science: We will be looking at how humans and animals grow and survive in the wild and the habitats in which they live.

 

Written by Miss Thompson and Mrs Smith
Written by Miss Thompson and Mrs Smith
Year 2 Autumn Term newsletter 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome back after the holidays, we hope that you have had a lovely summer, and like us you are looking forward to the school year ahead.

The Team Just a reminder of who we are and where we are… Fox Class: Miss Thompson and Mrs Price Badger Class: Mrs Smith, Mrs Neary and Mrs Sahil

Fire Fire!

Our topic for this term will be Fire Fire! Our focus for the first half term will be The Great Fire of London, which will encompass many aspects of the curriculum with a particular focus on History and DT. As Historians, the children will be finding out about the fire and understanding some differences between London now and then, as well as the Fire Brigade now and then. We will develop an understanding of various historical figures such as Samuel Pepys, Florence Nightingale and Guy Fawkes. Here are some of the activities we will be doing:

English

We will be writing recounts from the perspective of Guy Fawkes and looking in depth at the features of fairy tales using the text The Firebird. Science: We will be looking at the suitability of every day materials and how they can be changed with force. Maths: We begin with numbers and the number system, developing numerical fluency before considering the properties of shapes. Towards the end of this half term we shall look at fractions and measurement.

Dates for Outdoor Learning

Fox class: 14th September, 28th September, 12th October, 2nd November, 16th November, 30th November, Badge Class: 21st September, 5th October, 19th October, 9th November, 23rd November, 7th December

Reading

Firstly, thank you in advance for your continued support: regularly reading to and with your child at home is so vital.

It is our aim for your child to be heard read every week by their teacher, either individually or as part of a group. This will usually happen during our ‘Reading Carousel’ when if not reading, your children will be completing other reading activities. Your child will continue to follow a structured phonics programme which will take place daily, sometimes in groups and sometimes as a class. Please be aware that groups and teachers may change from time to time.

 

Written by Miss Thompson and Mrs Smith
Written by Miss Field, Mrs Watchorn and Mrs Kerslake
Year 2 Summer Term newsletter 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome back! We hope you all had an enjoyable Easter break.

Our topic for this term is ‘Ola! Brazil!’ This focusses all of our ‘topic’ learning around Brazil- it’s geography, animals, habitats, people, language and culture. We will be learning a little of Spanish and Portuguese language too as part of our Modern Foreign Language lessons. It is one of our favourite topics in Year 2 so we hope you and your children enjoy the various learning activities in encompasses as much as we do.

In English this term, we have already made a fantastic start by writing our own versions of Quentin Blake’s ‘Mrs Armitage on Wheels’. The children developed some very imaginative characters and adaptations to their vehicles, along with particularly humorous endings. Well done! We are now focussing on our grammatical and narrative writing skills in greater detail through the study of ‘Mungo and the Spiders from Space’ written by Timothy Knapman and Adam Stower. We will be building up towards writing our own endings of the story so, if you wish to read the story at home, please don’t reveal what happens at the end!

As Mathematicians, we will be practising our application of all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), particularly in relation to word problems, problem solving and in the contexts of money and measurement. If you would like any information on the methods we are using for these operations, please ask! In a few weeks’ time, we will be furthering our understanding of shape and time. Along the way we will also be growing our brains through plenty of mental maths!

In Science this term, we will be considering ‘Living things and their habitats’. This will include classification of living and non-living things, recognising the needs of plants, identifying and describing habitats and learning about food chains. All of which links perfectly with our topic Ola! Brazil!

 

Written by Miss Field, Mrs Watchorn and Mrs Kerslake.