Spring Term 1
In English this term we have some more exciting Power of Reading texts to inspire our writing. Last term we read books with a Space theme, The Darkest Dark and The Man on the Moon (A day in the life of Bob).
Hmmm… we wonder what the texts will be this term?
We’ll give you a clue…
The books may have a link to some Fairy Tales…
Please continue to hear your child read regularly at home, both their school reading book, and other texts just for enjoyment. We are beginning to really focus on building our reading stamina this term, and to develop our comprehension skills.
What can you remember about the stories or information books you have read?
What have you noticed?
Phonics and Handwriting
We will continue to send home spellings from the Year 1 and 2 wordlist to practise as part of homelearning. These words also form part of our daily Phonics lessons. Don't forget to practise your letter formation too!
This term we will be focusing on money. We will be learning the symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p), combining different amounts and also learning how to find the change from given amounts.
We will be continuing our 2s, 5s and 10s times tables and will learn the symbols for multiplication (x) and division (÷).
Please continue to practise your number bonds and times tables at home too!
Autumn Term 2
In Science this term we will be focusing on lots of exciting subjects! These include looking at the life cycles of animals and humans, stages of human development, the importance of hygiene, healthy lifestyles and the importance of exercise.
In History this term we will be exploring significant historical events, people and places in our local area. We will be linking our History lessons to remembrance and the local war memorial, researching and creating our own class fact files!
During our Computing lessons we will be building on all of our learning during term one. We will use our knowledge of algorithms to programme Bee-Bot’s.
Within our PE lessons we will be focusing on Parachute Games and Gym. There will be many opportunities to use the apparatus to develop our balancing, travelling and to sequence our own routines.
During Art we will be developing our drawing, painting and sculpting skills. We will be drawing from natural objects, creating mini models and making some land art. Additionally, we will be creating 3D poppies in celebration of the 100th year anniversary of WW1.
Within our RE lessons we will be introducing the Hindu festival Diwali. We will learn the stories surrounding the festival, create some amazing artwork and even make delicious festival food!
Music lessons will consist of fun musical activities which will explore beats, experimenting with various instruments and using our own bodies to create our own class music.
Within PSHE we will explore the idea of relationships, mutual respect, firework safety and bullying. We will be building on our positive relationships with each other and work to develop on these within the school. Additionally, we will be focusing on the idea of having a Growth Mindset and how to develop our own thinking to help us on our learning journey.
Autumn Term 1
Welcome to Year Two! Our Year Two classes are Armstrong Class taught by Mrs Grosse and Mrs Cirillo, Seacole Class taught by Miss Pamplin and Columbus Class taught by Miss Knapp.
Here are our email addresses if you need to contact us:
Mrs Grosse: Easton@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk
Mrs Cirillo: Cirillo@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk
Miss Pamplin: Pamplin@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk
Miss Knapp: Knapp@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk
Our topic this term is Life, the Universe, and Everything. We will be investigating Space and Space travel. In Science we will be looking at habitats and living things. If you have any links to people, places or resources related to this topic please come and talk to us.
Maths will be taught daily. We will revise skills and strategies introduced in previous years, and we will be working on alternative methods for calculation. We will also be working on our times tables. Please practise these with your child at home.
Try using this helpful website to practise your times tables and number bonds.
The children will continue to use the cursive handwriting style introduced in Reception and Year 1.
During this term we will be focussing on Fairy Tales and Explanation texts.
Please continue to hear your child read regularly at home, both their school reading book, and a book just for enjoyment.
Try this useful website to help with your child's reading at home.
We will teach this daily. It will build on the experiences and knowledge that your child has had in Year 1. Please continue to practise reading and spelling the ‘tricky’ key words.
Click here for the Meet the Teacher powerpoint
Please click here for our Year 2 spelling list