Autumn Term 2017 for Year 2
Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn 1 2017
Welcome back after the long summer holiday! We hope that you have had a very enjoyable break with your family and that you are ready for the academic year ahead. On behalf of the staff, we would like to welcome your children into Year 2. This will be their final year in Key Stage 1!
In English we will be reading stories with a familiar setting and this will lead to the children writing their own imaginative stories based on the area where they live. We will also look at poems.
Phonics will continue on a daily basis and the majority of children will be starting Phase 6 which will teach them about spelling patterns and rules.
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 use these tables. Any practice which your child can do at home will be most beneficial.
We will also teach number, place value, addition and subtraction, measurement and shape.
The topic for this half term is called 'The Place Where I Live'. The majority of the work we do will be based upon this theme. The lead subjects are history, geography, art and design and music. Science, RE, PSHE and computing will also be taught.
The home work will be based upon the topic of 'The Place Where I Live'. 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 Tuesday afternoon. All children must have their P.E. kit which is 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 a formal opportunity to meet us at Parents' Evening and details of this will follow.
All the very best for a fantastic first half term!
Mrs Qureshi Mrs Haji Mrs Solkar
Class Teachers Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant
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