On behalf of the Year 2 team, we hope you have enjoyed a restful break and that your children are ready for the new half term.
Our exciting topic this half term is Explorers! In English we will be researching famous explorers, such as Christopher Columbus and Tim Peake and writing non- chronological reports about them. We will start by studying features of reports: headings, sections, captions etc.
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. We will be learning about different measures and the units we use to measure (eg. cm, l, kg)
Keeping with the Explorers theme, in Science we will become explorers and investigate how plants grow. In DT we will design and make a space buggy using wheels and axles and in History and Geography we will learn more facts about explorers and the many lands they explored.
In terms of homework, we expect your child to read at least 3 times a week and learn their 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and then 3 and 4 times tables. As mentioned, a spelling test is also given so please support your child to learn and practise their weekly list. There is also a Topic grid and your child may choose to complete an activity each week.
You may also notice knowledge organisers in your child’s homework books. These are to give your child information to learn about the topic prior to teaching it and give them a ‘head start’ in terms of knowledge. They currently have World War 1 and Fighting Fit knowledge organisers in their books. We will continue to collect homework on a Wednesday and return their books on a Friday.
P.E. lessons will take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Coaches from Blackburn Rovers Football Club will be coming in to teach our children a range of sporting skills- how exciting! Please remind your child to take responsibility in taking care of their own PE kit. Girls need to either remove or cover their earrings with a plaster from home.
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!
Mrs Alli - Class Teacher
Mrs Ubaid - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Haji- Teaching Assistant
Please note: Mrs Forsyth will teach in Year 2 on a Friday afternoon only from Jan 2019.