Summer Term 2018 for Year 2
Welcome back to what will be your child’s final half term in Key Stage 1! We have seen all of the children in Year 2 grow in confidence over the year and we know that they are looking forward to their move to Year 3 this September. With this in mind, we will be getting the children ready for Key Stage 2 over the course of the coming half term with lots of transition work. It will be an exciting time ahead.
May we also take this opportunity to wish our Year 2 families a very happy Eid when it arrives in mid June.
We would like to commend all of the children in Year 2 for how hard they worked during the two weeks of Key Stage 1 testing before the half term break. They tried their absolute best. All results will be made available in July when you receive your own child’s report for the academic year.
The optional testing for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling will be done during June and will help us to inform planning and teaching in both Years 2 and 3.
In English we will be reading and writing seaside poems. We will also be writing a story based on a film or picture book with a seaside setting.
Phonics will be taught on a daily basis and the majority of children will continue to work on and aim to complete Phase 6 which will teach them about spelling patterns and rules in readiness for Year 3. Spellings will still be tested on Mondays and we encourage you to help your child to learn, practise and understand the words that are given to them. The spelling list for this term will be placed inside your child’s homework book as normal.
It is very important that by the end of Year 2 the children should know their x2 table, x5 table and x10 table. There is also an expectation that x3 and x4 tables are being learned. There will be opportunities in class for the children to practise these tables. All practice which your child can complete at home will be most beneficial.
In addition to multiplication and division, we will teach statistics including finding the difference, sorting, measurement and time.
The topic for this half term is called 'Buckets and Spades'. The majority of the work we do will be based upon this theme. The lead subjects are science, history and art and design. Computing, RE and PSHE will be taught as well.
The optional topic homework will be based upon the theme of ‘Buckets and Spades’. Please can you help your child by hearing him/her read regularly, giving encouragement with homework and checking spellings and time-tables which are sent home.
P.E. lessons will take place on a Monday afternoon. All children must have their P.E. kit, labelled with their name on and a pair of pumps which fit them.
We know that we see you regularly at the start and at the end of the school day and this is a good opportunity to liaise about your children. If you would like to speak to us at greater length, then please arrange an appointment to meet with a member of the Year 2 staff through the office. Otherwise, there will be an informal opportunity to meet us at the drop in session for parents in July and details of this will follow.
Finally, we wish Mrs Qureshi all the very best indeed for her maternity leave and thank her for the hard work and care she has given to the children in Year 2. Mrs Alli will be working alongside Mrs Forsyth for the remainder of the half term.
On behalf of all the Year 2 staff, all the very best for a fantastic final half term!
Mrs Alli Mrs Patel Mrs Solkar
Class Teachers Teaching Assistants
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