Welcome to Year 2
Summer 1 2021
Welcome back! We hope you have had a resful time with your family and are ready for the term ahead. School starts on Monday 12th April and will be following the same arrangements as last half term. As always, the children will be reminded of our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty and they will continue to earn dojo points for good behaviour, attitudes and effort.
Staffing in Year 2 is:
Mrs May - Class Teacher
Mrs Ali - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Matadar - Special Support Assistant
Mrs Saleem - Special Support Assistant
Homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be completed and returned no later than the following Wednesday. Parental support at home is vital in helping your child to progress with their reading and complete their homework successfully. Last half term we started something new to develop the children’s reading comprehension. Your child now has a ‘Home Reading Comprehension’ book. When they have read their reading book and understand it well, they will need to answer the questions at the back of the book by writing the answers in their ‘Reading Comprehension Homework’ book. Please encourage your child to find the answers in the text rather than guess or try to remember.
We are now following Read Write Inc Spelling and your child will be given spellings to look at with a particular spelling pattern they are learning the following week. Please encourage them to show their understanding of these words by writing each one in a sentence.
Look out for online homework too through Purple Mash, My Maths, Spag.com and TT Rockstars. You can find links to these websites in the websites star.
PE this half term will be on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has their earrings removed or covered by plasters from home on this day. The correct PE uniform must also be worn: Yellow PE shirt, black PE shorts or jogging bottoms and black pumps. We will be focusing on games including continuing to develop the fundamental movement skills kicking, bouncing, underarm throw and catching.
Our topic this half term is ‘Wind in the Willows’. Please learn the information from the knowledge organiser.
In English we will be looking at the well known story ‘Wind in the Willows’ as the basis for the children’s writing. We will be learning how to write letters and look at classic poems. We will continue to use the Talk 4 Writing approach of imitate, innovate and invent. Whole Class Reading will continue to take place every day. This gives extra phonics/spelling practice as well as learning new vocabulary and understanding a variety of texts. We will continue to look at spelling patterns and rules and develop our oracy skills through the Voice 21 project.
We will continue to learn the 2, 5, 10 x tables so that we know these off by heart. We will also be learning to know the 3 and 4 x tables off by heart too. Remember, if you know your 2 times tables then you can use this to learn your 4 times tables. It would be beneficial for these to be practised at home. This half term we will be investigating two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional shapes (3D) and also learning about fractions.
For science, we will be looking at ‘Biology: Living Things and their Habitats’. This will involve exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive; looking at different habitats and also learning about food chains.
During PSHE we will be learning about how to keep safe. This will include keeping safe around household products and medicines; keeping safe outside and keeping safe online.
As always, we hope your child has an amazing half term being the best that they can be.
From all the Year 2 team: Mrs May, Mrs Ali, Mrs Matadar, Mrs Saleem