We would like to welcome back all the children and their families to what we hope will be another fantastic term. We hope you all had a lovely break and are well rested ready for the new term.
As we go into our last term of this year, we’d like to say how proud we are of all the children and how hard they’ve been working this year. They have wowed us with their commitment to learning and growing and we have been very impressed with their continued efforts.
The summer term is always an exciting one and we are looking forward to enjoying the better weather!
Year 2 staff
Miss Darling, Miss James, Miss Lord and Mrs Hutton will be teaching in Year 2 this year. Miss Davies, Mrs Howells and Mrs Mitchell will be our teaching assistants.
In English, we will be looking at Enid Blyton’s ‘The Enchanted Wood’. The children will be using ideas from the text to write their own fictional pieces and will also be using the text to explore a range of non-fiction genres. In addition, we will continue to teach phonic skills to enable your child to read with increasing fluency and to spell unfamiliar words.
Reading continues to be a priority in Year 2 and we would urge you to hear your child read as often as possible. It is important that the children are also given the opportunity to talk about what they have read and answer questions as this helps them to understand what they are reading. We will continue to hear your child read in school regularly.
This term, we will be recapping topics from earlier in the year. We will focus largely on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be applying these skills to the context of money and measurements.
Helping your child to learn their times tables will greatly benefit them, particularly the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Your child will receive spellings every Friday to be tested the following Thursday. If your child is absent on the day new spellings are given, please remind them that they need to collect a copy on their return. A few minutes a night spent on these, really helps children retain information for longer.
Alternate Maths and English homework will be set on Friday. Please could homework be returned on or before Thursday.
Our History topic this term will be based on Castles. We will explore the development of castles locally and around England and learn about the people who used to live in them, including William the Conqueror.
In Science, we will continue to look at the topic of animals including humans. We will be looking at the life cycles of different animals and how different animals grow and develop.
Our Geography focus this term is comparing human and physical geography. We will also continue our work on locating different continents and countries.
In Computing, children will continue to learn about computer programming and how to develop their own code to control objects on the screen
In PSHE, our focus will be based around appreciation and responsibility. We will discuss responsibilities such as jobs and earning money and the importance of these things.
PE takes place for the following classes on;
2D – Monday and Tuesday
2J – Monday and Wednesday
2L – Tuesday and Wednesday
Please feel welcome to discuss any concerns or queries you may have throughout the year. If you could make the teacher aware that you would like a discussion we will gladly make a time available to you, but please be aware that the start of the school day is often a very busy time and it might not always be possible to discuss your child there and then.
We look forward to an exciting term with all of the children.
Miss Darling (2D), Miss James (2J), Miss Lord (2L) and Mrs Hutton.