Year 2 Newsletter


 

Welcome to Year 2! All the staff are really looking forward to the year ahead.

 

Literacy

In Literacy this term we will be looking at a range of different text types such as traditional tales, information texts, comic strips and diary entries. We will read and analyse these texts and then write our own. As well as focusing on basic skills we will also encourage the children to use adjectives and connectives to add detail to their sentences.

 

Numeracy

Our main focus this term will be understanding numbers and their value. We will then use this knowledge when carrying out the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Children in year 2 are expected to know their number bonds to 20 and their 2, 5 and 10 times tables off by heart. It would really help if you practiced these at home with them.

 

Topic

This term we will be learning about heroes. We will look at famous heroes from the past, and famous and infamous heroes of the present day.  The Arts will be a major focus of this term where we will get to do many fun arts and crafts, compose music and perform dance and drama. As part of our topic we are planning a trip to Warwick Castle at the beginning of the second half term (more information to follow)

 

P.E.

Our P.E. day is Monday but we would like the children to keep their kits in school at all times as sometimes we will do P.E. activities as part of our topic. We will send P.E. kits home at the end of each half term to be washed. Please ensure that all kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name to avoid it being lost.

 

Other information

At break time children should bring in fruit or money for toast, which can be bought from the dining hall. Money for toast should be brought in a purse or wallet with your child’s name on. All children should have a bottle in school to be kept in the classroom and this should only have water in it. 

 

Miss Coates, Mrs Mills, Mrs Ahmed-Jones and Mrs Simpson