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Year 2

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Teachers: Miss Kinch and Miss Copping

LSAs: Mrs Coleman and Mr Lane

Autumn 2

This half term our topic is called ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’.

 Let’s get messy!

Muck and mess is good! In fact, it’s mega-marvellous! Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods. Pour, mix, stir, splat! How does it feel to get your hands covered in goo? Make a wobbly jelly and draw with wibbly clay. Write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems- there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures!

Don’t worry about the mess… it’ll always wash!

Look out for the homework activities that you can do at home to help you to find out more!

Singapore Maths

In Maths this term we will be exploring numbers and the number system, concentrating on understanding number sequences and place value. We will be using what we have learnt to help us to add and subtract using 2 digit numbers. We will be using problems as the focus for all our lessons

Please help your child by practising counting in forwards and backwards in steps of 1, 2, 5, and 10, addition doubles and number bonds for numbers up to 20, eg.

8 + 0 = 8,    7 + 1 = 8,    6 + 2 = 8,     5 + 3 = 8,       4 + 4 = 8

11 + 0 = 11,     10 + 1 = 11,    9 + 2 = 11,    8 + 3 = 11,   7 + 4 = 11,     6 + 5 = 11

We will be starting to learn all about multiplication and division and solving problems involving all 4 operations for calculation.

Please help your child to learn their times tables by counting in steps of 1, 2, 5 and 10.

Hit the Button is a great online game to help your child with these skills. Check the links below for some safe and fun websites to help your child with their learning.

PE

P.E. is a compulsory part of the curriculm. It helps children to develop their physical skills as well as their listening skills and ability to work in a team. Please ensure your child has the correct kit that is clearly labelled with their name and class. This includes a whote T-shirt, black/navy shorts and black pumps. Trainers may be worn for outdoor lessons as well as black/navy jogging bottoms. P.E. Days are as follows:

Miss Kinch:           Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon

Miss Copping:       Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon

Reading at Home

Please help your child become a confident and fluent reader by ensuring they read at least 3x at home per week. Don’t forget to sign your child’s reading record to say they have read at home. Our aim is encourage children to develop a love of reading and so please support your child to find a text that they enjoy. This could be a book, a newspaper, a comic, an online article etc.

All children have a reading folder that they should take home with them every night. If your child does not have theirs please remind them to get them from the classroom. In Reading sessions at school, children will be working hard to explore a variety of texts and answer questions about what they have read. You can further help your child at home by asking them questions about the book they are reading. Please do not hesitate to ask a staff member if you require further advice on this.

Homework and Spellings

Topic homework is given out once per half term. Please encourage your child to use their creative side when completing activities. They need to complete at least three and return their book to school before the stated date. Your child will also receive a weekly spellings and times tables homework which can be completed independently!

SATs 

Year 2 SATs will take place in May 2019. Please do not worry about these tests as we will practise lots throughout the year so that the children are confident when completing the tests. We will hold a parents meeting about the SATs nearer the time.

If you would like any more information please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 2 team at the end of the school day.