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Spring Term 1

Our topic in Year 2 this term is The Swinging Sixties.

Topic:

Our topic this term is all about the 1960s. We will be investigating changes at home and school, fashion, listening to music, finding out what important events happened during this time and comparing it to our lives today. 

The children are loving exploring all the artefacts that are coming in to school. Thank you to all those who have sent photos, records, toys, clothes and household objects in! 

Don't forget to add the Year 2 1960s assembly to your diaries- Monday 20th March!

We are looking forward to sharing all our learning, tasting some of the food from that era, and teaching everyone some groovy dance moves!

 

 

English:

In English this term we are focusing on texts by Anthony Browne. We have read The Tunnel and Into the Forest. The texts have inspired lots of lovely imaginative writing and we have had fun with different speaking and listening activities to help us improve  our inference skills. 

 

We are also working really hard to improve our spelling and punctuation in our writing. This term we are focusing on using the correct tense in our writing, and adding conjunctions to join ideas (e.g. and, but, because) 

 

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Maths:

In Maths we are continuing to practise our times tables, focusing on x2, x3, x5 and x10. Just to challenge ourselves we have also been investigating the associated division facts too!

We have been using http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to develop our fluency. Not only with our times tables but for number bonds, doubles and halves too!

We have also been using money to solve addition and subtraction problems. 


Term 2

We have all settled very well into Year Two and can’t quite believe how fast Term 1 went by! We have enjoyed finding out lots of exciting facts about Space, the Solar System and the First Moon Landing. 

We have also enjoyed looking at Habitats and Micro-habitats in Science. We had great fun going on Minibeast hunts all around the school grounds and investigating where they live. We particularly enjoyed our trip to Trosley Country Park where we found different Minibeasts in their habitats.

 

 

  

Topic

Our topic this term is still Life, the Universe, and Everything. We will be investigating life in a Space Station and life as an astronaut.  In Science we will be looking at life cycles. In RE, our focus will be festivals involving Light. If you have any links to people, places or resources related to this topic please come and talk to us.

 

Numeracy

Numeracy will be taught daily. This term our focus is on Multiplication and Division to solve problems. Please continue to practise the x2, x5 and x10 tables and extend to the x3 and x4 tables. We will also be looking at time- o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past on digital and analogue clocks.  Please practise this with your child at home.

 

 Handwriting

The children will continue to use the cursive handwriting style introduced in Reception and Year 1.

Literacy

 During this term we will be focussing on Fairy Tales (Aladdin), Poetry (Calligrams) and Explanation texts.

Reading

Please continue to hear your child read regularly at home, both their school reading book, and a book just for enjoyment.

Phonics

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.

 

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Is to be handed out on a Thursday to be returned on a Tuesday. Thank you for your continued support with this.

 

 

 

 


Year 2

Welcome to Year Two!  Our Year Two classes are Armstrong Class taught by Mrs Grosse and Mrs Cirillo and Seacole Class by Mrs Mitchell.

We hope you have had a lovely time over the summer and we are sure you are now ready to start the new school year.  Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from Year 1.  The Year 2 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that your children have had in Year 1.

We are looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that you will enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 2 has to offer!

Please don’t hesitate to come and see us if you have any questions or queries.

 

Topic

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.

 

Numeracy

Numeracy 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.

 

Handwriting

The children will continue to use the cursive handwriting style introduced in Reception and Year 1.

Literacy

During this term we will be focussing on Fairy Tales and Explanation texts.

Reading

Please continue to hear your child read regularly at home, both their school reading book, and a book just for enjoyment.

Phonics

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.

 

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General Reminders

  • The class doors will be open from 8:45 – 9:00 am. If your child arrives after this time, please take them to the school office. (School telephone number 01322 663792)
  • The school day ends at 3:15pm. If you are unable to collect your child, please could you telephone the school office.
  • If you have made regular arrangements for someone else to collect your child, please can you put this in writing.
  • Seacole and Armstrong Class PE days are Monday and Thursday.
  • Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. Please tie long hair back on PE days, and ensure your child is not wearing any jewellery (this includes earrings).
  • Please make sure your child’s water bottle is in school every day and that their name is written clearly on the bottle.
  • Please also ensure that your child has a named coat in school every day.

 

Phew! It looks like it's going to be a jam-packed term! Let's get stuck in...

 

 

 

We have enjoyed learning all about Space this term. Look at the moon buggies we have made...