Autumn 2 Term 2019 for Year 2
Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn 2 2019
Welcome back after the half term break! We hope that you have had a very enjoyable break with your family and that you are ready for the next half term. This is an exciting half term, with many enjoyable experiences leading up to Christmas!
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
This term, we also have a teaching student, Miss Patel joining our team.
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 Wednesday 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 traditional tales with a twist and this will lead to the children writing their own imaginative stories based on Cinderella and Prince Cinders. We will also be learning about writing Instructions. The children will be able to demonstrate their instructional writing in English and a cross-curricular subject.
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, data handling, fractions and measure.
Throughout the Autumn term, we will be studying Animals-including Humans. This will include looking at what living things need in order to survive. Your child will be given a knowledge organiser and they will be expected to learn all the facts on it. Please find it attached at the bottom of this page. Your child will also be given a copy in their homework books.
The topic for this half term is called 'Fighting Fit'. The majority of the work we do will be based upon this theme. The lead subjects are Science, Art & Design and Music. 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. This term there will be an opportunity for you to attend a Year 2 Reading Meeting where you will be shown examples of Reading materials and questions.
Important dates for your diary: Thursday 14th November - Year 2 Reading meeting in the library at 8:50am
Friday 15th November- Children in Need- Pupils to donate a pound for charity and if they want to buy a cupcake it's 20p per cupcake.
Tuesday 17th December - am Panto at King George's Hall
Wednesday 18th December- Christmas Production
All the very best for a fantastic half term!