Hello and welcome back! We hope you had a lovely 6 weeks off and that you’re all feeling refreshed and ready for a brand new school year. We’re already really excited for the year ahead!
This half term, our main topic of “Fire & Fantasy” will feed into many of our lessons across the curriculum. In History, we’ll learn about when, where and why the Great Fire of London happened as well as comparing the differences between London then and now. We’ll use our detective skills to ask and answer questions using artefacts and sources.
In Art, we’ll be using the Great Fire of London as a stimulus for paintings and sculptures and, in DT, we’ll get into character of the bakers and make our own products.
In Literacy, year 2 will also be creating fact files and writing diary entries as well as creating their own fantasy style twist on a traditional tale.
In Maths Year 2 will be:
- Reading and writing numbers in numerals and words
- Recognising the place value of each digit in 2 digit numbers
- Identifying and representing numbers in a variety of ways
- Comparing and ordering numbers
- Counting in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0
- Counting in 10s from any number
- Recalling addition and subtraction facts within 20
In Science, our topic is Marvellous Materials. Year 2 will:
- Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses
- find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
Reading books and records
There are several times during the week when your child is asked for their reading book and/or record. This includes new spellings, book change and adults reading 1:1 with them.
Please ensure that your child remembers to bring their book and record to school every day.
If you have any problems, concerns or questions please do not hesitate to see one of us before school at 8:55am or after school at 3.30pm.
Miss C Gibson & Mrs J Wood
Year 2 Teacher
Miss C Gibson
Mrs J Wood
Tuesday 12th September
Fire Brigade visit
Friday 20th October
Monday 30th October
Back to school
Wednesday 1st November
Parent’s consultation meetings
Parent sessions this year will take place on:
Wednesday 15th November
Thursday 15th March
Tuesday 26th June
P.E. Days: Monday and Tuesday
Please ensure that your child has a named P.E. kit in school at all times.
Library day: Wednesday
Book change: Thursday/Friday
Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.
Please hand homework books in on a Thursday to be handed back out on a Friday.
In Year 2, spellings will be sent home in your child’s reading record on a Monday or Tuesday and tested the following Monday.
All spellings can also be found on the class pages on the website.