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 Adventure Stories. We will be using the well-known story ‘Wind in the Willows’ as the basis for the children writing their own animal adventure stories.
A spelling lesson will be taught on a Monday morning and this is when the children are given their weekly spelling test. Please continue to use the list of words in the homework books. Phonics will be taught from Tuesday to Friday so that the children become familiar with spelling patterns and rules.
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.
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. As mentioned, 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 Monday afternoon. Please remind your child to take responsibility in taking care of their own PE kit.
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:
17/04/18 Year 2 Trip to BRFC
Week Beginning 14/05/18 and 21/05/18 Year 2 SATs
Mrs Qureshi Mrs Patel Mrs Solkar
Class Teachers Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant