Teachers: Miss Smith & Miss Hornby
LSAs: Mrs Green, Mr Lane and Miss Vick
This half term Year 2 will be clambering aboard their pirate ships as we dive feet first into our new topic: 'Land Ahoy'.
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Arrr... me hearties, - it's a sailor's life for me! Get your sea legs on Year 2, it's time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the geographical world - just like Captain Cook. Thar's land ahead, me buckos! Let's get t'ship t'port.?!
In Maths this term we will be exploring multiplication and division of 2, 5 and 10. Help your child at home by helping them to learn their 2’s, 5’s and 10 x tables off by heart. We have also been learning about place value, fractions, shape and money. Please check out this website for some fun games to help your child with their learning. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=11
Weekly times tables challenges will continue to take place every Friday. You can also help your child at home by completing the activities sent home with them. Don’t forget to explore the Singapore Maths videos under the Parents/Carers section on this website!
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 Hornby's Class: Tuesday and Thursday
Miss Smith's Class: Monday and Thursday
Reading at Home
Please continue to 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!
Year 2 SATs will take place in May 2018. 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.