Year 2 Newsletter
SPRING TERM 2018
We are all looking forward to an exciting new term!
During our literacy sessions, we will be looking at different styles of poetry and getting the children to recite them. Alongside this, we will be reading Katie Morag stories, exploring the story of Aladdin and comparing stories by Anthony Brown. In writing, we will be learning how we can use different sentence types and develop vocabulary to help add description and detail to our writing.
The main focus for Numeracy this term will be number. We will start by revisiting place value and then looking at multiplication and division linked to fractions. We will continue to practice the basic skills of addition, subtraction, number bonds and related subtraction facts. All children should know their 2,5 and 10 x tables and corresponding division facts and number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.
This term our theme is Our World. During this topic we will be comparing the UK to India and comparing them with one another. As part of this topic, we will be having an India day in February where parents will be invited to come along. We are attempting to arrange for Year 2 to be involved in a dance project with the Hippodrome. They would be working with professional dancers once a week for 8 weeks culminating in being part of a professional performance of ‘The Spirit of India’ on Sunday March 11th at the Hippodrome itself. We will confirm whether or not his is happening closer to the time.
Our science topic this term is human and living organisms. The children will be classifying animals and looking at habitats. This will include a trip in March where the children will explore different habitats and find out about plants and animals that will live there.
P.E and Uniform
Our P.E. day is still Wednesdays but we would like your child to keep their kit in school all week so that we can go outside to and have additional P.E. on other days. Please ensure that all PE kit, Uniform and clothing accessories are all clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.
Home-Work and Home-Readers
Just a reminder that all children need to have their home reader diaries signed with a comment in order for their books to be changed. Everyone has been brilliant with bringing their homework in on the correct days, so let’s keep it up for the new term!