Year 2 - 2017/18

Welcome back!

During the Autumn Term, Year 2 will be learning through the exciting whole school topic: Dreams!

In English, we will be exploring adventure stories, non-fiction texts and poetry. Throughout the upcoming weeks most of our writing will focus around a story being enjoyed together as a class, starting with The Man on The Moon by Simon Bartram! Throughout Year 2 there will be a focus on Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation skills. They will also be practising their cursive handwriting.

In PSHE, children will be looking at ‘Relationships’ as well as developing our Growth Mindsets!

In Maths, there will be a large focus on developing existing place value knowledge; developing their addition, subtraction, and multiplication and division skills as well as building their measurement knowledge.

In RE, we will be focusing on Buddhism. We will learn about the story of the Buddha; key principles in Buddhism as well as exploring and understanding Buddhist symbols. We will be learning through different mediums such as discussion, art and role-playing.

In Science, we will be learning about ‘Habitats’. We will be exploring and discussing different habitats and their purposes whilst investigating habitats in our school grounds and local area. We will also be learning about food chains.

In PE, we will be focusing on personal and social skills. This will include developing co-ordination skills, balancing skills and flexibility!

Finally, the children have two exciting trips to look forward to this term: visiting the Wat Buddhapadipa Buddhist Temple for a guided tour/talk and to see a film as part of the Into Film Festival.   

Important Notes:

Spellings:

Spellings, suited to your child’s ability, will be sent home once a week on a Wednesday. They will be tested on the spellings the following Wednesday. Children are encouraged to learn and practise spelling their words over the course of the week to ensure confidence when being tested.

Home Learning:

Home Learning is due in on Wednesday. Tasks are usually linked to learning that has taken place in the classroom. Children should already have knowledge on the tasks set out in the grid. They must complete 1 task from the grid per week; this will be marked and handed back on Friday.

Reading:

Children must read daily as an integral part of their home study routine. Please try to hear your child read and record it in their reading record book. It is important to check that, as well as becoming more fluent; the children understand what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. Discussing the book afterwards, or during reading can do this. Talk about the characters, setting or main events.

PE:

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please provide your child with the appropriate clothing and footwear.

Thank you! 

Our Curriculum Overview can be downloaded HERE.

Our Home Learning can be downloaded HERE.

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