Autumn 1 Term 2019 for Year 2
Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn 1 2019
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 our Year 2 staff team we have:
Mrs N.Alli – Year 2 class teacher and Key Stage 1 leader
Mrs F.Patel- Higher Level teaching Assistant
Mrs Y.Hussain- Special Support Assistant
Homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be completed and returned no later than the following Wednesday. Your child can expect to receive homework for spelling, reading, timestables and vocabulary. It is important that your child learns their vocabulary as this is linked to the book that they will be reading in class the following week. Parental home support is vital in giving your child/children that valuable time at home, helping them to read or complete homework.
PE this half term will be on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that children have 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.
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 Jolly Postman.
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 practise 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.
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 a ‘Meet the teacher’ meeting or Parents' Evening and details of this will follow.
All the very best for a fantastic first half term!