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Our year 2 team are:
- Mrs Reddin ( Class Teacher)
- Mrs Linford ( One to one support Assistant)
- Mr Rigby (one to one support Assistant)
Welcome back to a brand new school year. The children look so smart and are settling well into year 2. We have lots of exciting lessons planned across the curriculum for the next seven weeks. The children are excited to start working hard again.
This half term our core texts is ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’ by David Lucas, which is about a robot with a broken heart who is sent to the scrapheap. An exhausted, migrating bluebird shelters where the robot’s heart used to be. The robot loves the warmth and life the bluebird brings to him so he offers to carry him through the cold lands to the warmth south. It is a lovely story. The children will be writing letters, character descriptions, poetry and will retell the story from the robot’s perspective. We will also be continuing with our ‘Read,Write Inc.’ lessons, including lots of phonics and reading opportunities. Please continue to read the books sent home with your child.
In maths we will be learning about place value and addition and subtraction. The children will have lots of opportunities to reason and solve problems. We will also be working really hard to practise our 2,5 and 10 times tables. In the second part of the term we will be learning about money, and multiplication and division.
Come and See
In our Come and See our first topic is all about Beginnings. The children will be reflecting on new beginnings in their lives and how the world began. We will also be learning about signs and symbols and the sacrament of Baptism.
In science we are learning about Living things and their habitats around the world. The children will learn about a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there. They will learn about things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. They will make observations on a local habitat and the creatures that live there. This unit allows children to investigate global habitats and how the living things that live there are suited to their environments.
In geography the children will be learning about Continents and Oceans of the world. They will learn about climate zones, human and physical features and will produce an information poster for a travel brochure about one of the continents.
In music the children will be learning all about rhythm and different types of songs in the unit ‘Hands, Feet and Heart.’ They will learn this song and will also be learning how to play the glockenspiel for part of the song. They will also have the opportunity to perform as a whole class.
Our topic in DT is food Preparing fruit and vegetables ‘ Dips and Dippers’ The children will explore a variety of fruit and vegetables and how to prepare these for eating. Children will look at how to design and create dips to go with their fruit and vegetables. Finally children will make their chosen dip and evaluate their creations.
In computing we will be learning about presenting and typing. In this activity, the children will learn to use presentation software and develop their keyboard skills in order to present their ideas. They will learn why it is crucial to present ideas in a well thought out format. The children will create a presentation about their own use of technology and why it is important we take a healthy balanced approach. Lastly, the children will have the opportunity to showcase their digital skills and independently create a short presentation about themselves.
Our topic for this half term is ‘What makes a good friend.
- Snack is 50p per week
- Reading books are changed regularly. Please ensure you read with your child as often as possible. Year 2 is an important year and their ability to read and understand texts is crucial.
- Homework- handwriting, spellings and times table homework will be given out every Friday to be returned for the following Friday.
- Every child has a mathletics password and a table rockstars password, which can be accessed at home. User names and passwords have been given to each child in year 2. Please come and see me if you need this information resending.
- PE is on a Wednesday. The children can come to school in their PE kits and trainers. Please ensure your children has a yellow polo shirt, their school jumper/cardigan and navy or black shorts. In cold weather the children may wear dark jogging bottoms.
Please find below the year 2 spelling list which the children need to know how to read and spell.