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Autumn Term Newsletter 2016
This half term our topic will be Land Ahoy. Arrr… me hearties, it’s a sailor’s life for me!Here is an overview of our learning: In Maths, we will cover place value, addition and subtraction, measuring and 2D and 3DS shapes. We will also be doing a weekly mental maths session to help prepare children for SATs next year. Times tables will be key this year, so any additional learning you can do at home in this area will greatly benefit your child. During English children will be exploring narratives. This half term we will be looking at David Lucas’ ‘The Skeleton Pirate’, using our storytelling skills to play around with the text and conducting a character analysis of the Skeleton Pirate. Children will then use this knowledge as a springboard to invent their own character and to write their very own pirate adventure stories. Later, we will create our own information books about Captain Cook and create our own poetry on Pirates.
Summer Term Newsletter 2016
Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed the Easter break. We are jumping straight into it this term with Mondays reserved for SATs practise ahead of KS1 SATs week beginning Monday 16th May 2016.
Spring Term Newsletter 2016
This term we have enjoyed our Treasure Island topic – and our many school trips! We have been busy preparing for our SATs in English, Maths and Science, and we have some learning to complete at home over Easter to share our progress with you. Alongside this, we have been learning about Judaism in RE, and extending our thinking in Philosophy through enquiry-based sessions.
Next term, we are looking forward to our brand new topic, Royalty Rules, where we will be studying Queen Elizabeth II. We can’t wait to share our learning with you in our next assembly!
Autumn Term Newsletter 2015
Welcome to Year 2! I hope you all enjoyed the summer break. There are many changes in the curriculum this year which I am sure you have followed in the media over the past months. This is the first year of SATs under the ‘new’ National Curriculum covering English, Maths and Science, and all other subjects will also follow the ‘new’ National Curriculum.
Spring Term Newsletter 2015
Our class assembly will be on Wednesday 18th March at 3:00 pm.
Please note that we now have P.E. every Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure that children have the appropriate kit on these days. Finally please don’t hesitate to arrange a meeting to talk to either myself or Karen Milton-White to discuss any points or queries. I would normally be in the playground at least 15 minutes before the bell in the morning, but if you would like a longer conversation then do come and see one of us at the end of the day or arrange an appointment.
Autumn Term Newsletter 2014:
As Historians we will be studying the life of a significant person from the past: Mary Anning. She found dinosaur bones in a place called Lyme Regis during Victorian times. We will be finding out about her discoveries and how her findings have helped scientists to work out what life on Planet Earth was like over 60 million years ago.
As Geographers we will be studying a locality that is different to ours: we will be exploring Lyme Regis and asking how some of the physical features are different to that of our own location. To do this we will use maps, photographs and the internet. We will make our own maps and use geographical words to help us to describe what we see.
As Artists we will be studying 3D media and print making. We will start off by looking at fossils, ferns and branches, taking rubbings of ferns and then creating a group collage of a Jurassic forest, with clay, impressed with dinosaur footprints.
As Scientists we will be observing and exploring life cycles to generate ideas and pose questions in order to develop investigation skills.
In English this term we will be studying ‘Stories with familiar settings’ and writing our own stories. There will be some explanation writing and of texts types taught which will be extended to our writing in our topic work.
For Maths we will over place value, addition and subtraction and measuring. Times tables are also vital to your child if they are to make real progress in Year 2 so please, periodically help your child to learn these – little and often is the key.
Homelearning; We will continue with e-based learning. If you do not have internet access please let us know. Homework is set each Thursday on Iam learning and books are available on Bug Club.
To support our learning we hope hope to arrange a ‘Mary Anning’ session at the Natural History Museum at a date to be confirmed.
Suggestions for parents/carers:
Natural History Museum or Horniman Museum (website or actual visit).
Make a dinosaur from recycled materials, an existing one or invent your own
Build a jurasic forest or create a fact file or poster
Our class assembly will be on Wednesday 05th November at 3:10 pm.
Please note that we have P.E. every Tuesday. Also, the children will need plimsoles and P.E. kits on Fridays for Dance. Please ensure that children have the appropriate kit on these days. Finally please don’t hesitate to arrange a meeting to talk to either myself or Milton-White to discuss any points or queries. I would normally be in the playground at least 15 minutes before the bell in the morning, but if you would like a longer conversation then do come and see one of us at the end of the day or arrange an appointment.
Year 2 Team
Newsletter Summer Term 2014
Our topic this term is “Seaside Rescue” which gives a great background to do some interesting work, including finding out about Grace Darling, and painting seascapes.
Newsletter Spring Term 2014
‘They filled the Golden Ship with treasure.
“Open wide!” cried the Skeleton Pirate.
The Whale did as he was told.’
Our topic this term is Treasure!