Summer Term 2019 for Year 2
Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter – Summer 1 2019
On behalf of the Year 2 team, we hope you have enjoyed a restful break and that your children are ready for the new term.
In English we will be focusing on Animal Adventures. We will be using the well-known story ‘Wind in the Willows’ as the basis for the children writing their own animal adventure letters/stories.
Please continue to use the list of spelling words in the homework books. Phonics will be taught from Monday to Thursday so that the children become familiar with spelling patterns and rules.
Every Friday, pupils are also given vocabulary that they need to learn in readiness for the following Monday. This vocabulary is to aid their understanding of the new book they will be reading that week.
We will continue to focus on the children being able to know and use basic number facts, to reason about their work by saying how they reached an answer and to solve problems.
5 a day work will carry on at the very start of each day. This is a time when the children can practise their mental arithmetic skills.
The topic for this half term is called ‘Wind in the Willows’. The lead subjects for this topic are Science, Geography and Design Technology.
Pupils have a knowledge organiser in their homework books and are expected to learn the information on it. This enables them to have a head start when learning about a new topic.
Please click on the link above to view this term's knowledge organiser for Science.
In terms of homework, we expect your child to read 3 times a week and learn their 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 3 and 4 times tables. A spelling test is also given so please support your child to learn and practise their weekly list. There is also an optional Topic grid, if you wish to complete it with your child. We have kept the Topic grid as we know parents enjoy completing projects and this extra research gives them a head start in their learning. We will continue to collect homework on a Wednesday and return their books on a Friday.
P.E. lessons will take place on a Thursday afternoon with Blackburn Rovers FC. Please remind your child to take responsibility in taking care of their own PE kit. Girls need to either have their earrings removed or covered from home using plasters.
We hope you feel confident in approaching us if there are any concerns or questions and we will continue to see you regularly at the start and end of the school day. If you would like to talk to us in more detail about your own child, please arrange an appointment through the office.
All the very best for another successful term!
Important Dates for Year 2:
06/05/19, 13/05/19 and 20/05/19 Year 2 SATs (Monday 6th is a bank holiday so tests will start on 07/05/19)
Mrs Alli Mrs Ubaid Nilam Haji
Class Teacher Special Support Assistant Teaching Assistant