Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed your Easter holiday break. We look forward to working with your children as well as preparing for the Standardized Tasks.
Our value this term is 'Courage'.
The children start the term with a unit on 'place value'. They will be revising how numbers are partitioned for easier solving. W will also be preparing for our end of Year 2 assessment by focusing on arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving questions. Children will practise choosing the correct operation and method to solve them. We will continue to cover a range of topics as well as revisiting some we have already covered, including money, time, measures, fractions, multiplication and shape.
In Literacy, we will fine-tune our independent writing skills in preparation for the Year 2 assessments at the end of the half term. Our focus will be non-fiction, more specifically non-chronological reports and we will write about a range of factual topics finishing with 'Nocturnal animals'. We will practise writing in the third and present tense to make our reports formal and informative.
Our focused book for the term is 'The owl who was afraid of the dark' by Jill Tomlinson.
We are continuing with our study into plants and animals in the first part of the half term. We will be looking thoroughly into the different life cycles of plants and animals. Then, the children will conduct an experiment to assess their scientific skills. This includes making a prediction, collecting data, analysing and concluding.
In RE children will learn the story of Moses - one of the great Hebrew prophets. They will learn about Moses' importance as an excellent leader and be able to reflect on how they feel in challenging situations. The children will also learn about the Aarti lamp used by Hindus when they worship God together in the temple. They will learn that light is a blessing from God for Hindus and the children will be encouraged to reflect on their own blessings. Later in the summer term children will be given an opportunity to learn about the Christian metaphor, 'I am the light of the world'. They will learn about how Christians see Jesus as their light.
Come and look at our RE table and Big Book to see all the work we have been doing!
Our topic this term will be based on Nocturnal animals, but we will also be exploring and investigating the ways in which Charles Darwin's recorded his natural findings. The children will learn a lot of new vocabulary, which will help them with their report writing in Literacy.
Come and have a look at our Topic books to see what we have been learning!
This term we have a new PE teacher. year 2 will be covering PE is on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit on these days, including trainers.
It is very important that your child is reading for at least 10 minutes a day. The children are encouraged to take a book home from the book corner.
Homework will go out ever Thursday and will be collected by the teacher on the following Wednesday. A homework register will be taken to ensure the children are completing their work. Ensure all homework is completed every week. If children are stuck they can come and ask Miss Geach and Mrs Sarmiento for help with their homework before it is due in.
Every child gets a list of spelling in their homework pack to practise every day. The spelling test will be on the following Friday.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child please come and talk to our teaching team!