Year 2 2019 - 2020

We would like to welcome you to Year 2

 

Teachers:

Mrs Hansen, Miss Parr and Miss McNeil 

 

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Maddock and Mr Blakemore 

 

English

For the Spring Term the children's English writing will be centered on the book The River by Marc Martin. The children will be focusing on using conjunctions to join sentences together e.g. and,but,so, because. They will be expected to use Full Stops and Capital Letters consistently in a sentence. They will use adjectives to make their sentences more exciting. There is a focus on spelling and sounding out words correctly that needs to be applied in all their work.

To improve the children's reading and comprehension skills it is important for the children to read every night. Please sign or make comments in your child’s Communication Diary, so that we can check how the children are reading at home. Children will receive an extra smiley for reading 5 times a week, this will give them a greater chance of gaining their Respect Award. It is important for the children to be asked questions about the text they are reading to help build their comprehension skills. The homework on a Friday will be a reading comprehension from previous Sats papers. The children also really enjoy listening to stories, so feel free to read other books together at home.

Maths 

In Maths this term, we will be focusing on multiplication and division. Children need to be working on being able to count in 2's,5's and 10's. Later on in the year, the children will have access to Timetables Rock Stars where they can practise timetables online. Their individual login can be found in their reading diaries. 

In the second half of the term we will be learning about fractions of numbers and shapes. You could practice finding a half and a quarter practically at home.

In the Sats there will be a mental arithmetic test which will test addition,subtraction, multiplication and division. To help your child understand you could play Maths Train at home  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

Science

Our Science work will centre around learning about Materials. This will involve investigating the properties of Materials and to compare them. 

CoJo

The History that we will be covering this term links with our work on Commando Joe's Samuel Pepys. Samuel Pepys wrote a diary about the Great Fire of London. The children will be learning about the Great Fire of London and life in Britain has changed over her time. They will learn about houses in Tudor Britain. They will learn about fire fighting in the past. Once they have learnt about this they will visit Nantwich to learn about the Great Fire of Nantwich.  

In Geography they will map Tudor London.

RE (Religious Education)

The children will be learning about Christianity and it's leaders by visiting the local church. They will learn to recognise the features of a Church building and identify artefacts found. They will discover why they are important to Christians. They will research important events in the Christian calendar such as Easter.

Homework

The homework that the children are given relates to and embeds what they have been learning about in school. 

Throughout the year projects relating to work covered in class may be sent home.

The children will receive Maths homework on a Tuesday and it will need to be in by the following Monday.  

The children will receive Spelling homework on a Friday and it will need to be in the following Friday.  

Homework Book

Pages

Due in

Daily Reading

 

 

Spelling/Comprehension/Phonics Homework

Fishing Game Reading Comprehension

24.1.20

Maths Book

19

27.1.20

PE Kit

Your child will need an outdoor PE kit to include a jumper, jogging bottoms and trainers in addition to their normal PE kit. Please make sure these are named. 

Please can we remind you that for all PE sessions long hair must always be tied back and all earrings MUST be removed or covered over with a plaster.

As we are a healthy school, we encourage all children to bring a named bottle into school filled with only with water.

 

 

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