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Year 2

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Teachers: Miss Kinch and Miss Copping

LSAs: Mrs Coleman and Mr Lane

Spring Term

This term, our topic is called ‘Land Ahoy!'

'I want to be a pirate, it's a pirate's life for me!

I'll wear a skull-and-crossbones hat, and sail the salty sea!'

We will be asking the children to get their sea legs on and learn about pirates and famous explorers like Captain Cook. We will be asking children to use their geography skills to navigate, investigate and explore the world crossing oceans and seas along the way.

Jump aboard for the adventure!

Singapore Maths

In Maths this term we will be finding out about different types of measures and using our number facts to solve problems involving length, mass and capacity. We will be finding out about fractions, and investigating money.

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.

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 have been learning the 2x, 5x and 10x tables and using them to help us with division, so please help your child to practice these facts. There are some useful games in the Homework and Learning games section below.

Hit the Button is a great online game to help your child with these skills!

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:          Tuesday morning and Wednesday 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

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 spellings and times tables so please make sure they practise them regularly.

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 on Wednesday, 9th Jan at 2pm to tell you more about what will be happening. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.