Welcome to Year 2, I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer!
Welcome to Year 2 Otters
Our library day is Friday. Please bring your books back on this day so you can choose another to take home!
Our star of the week is...
For an excellent start to Otters class and a fantastic attitude to learning.
Welcome back; I hope you’ve had an enjoyable summer break. My name is Miss Vine, class teacher for Year Two Otters. Teaching the creative curriculum this half term will be Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke along with myself. Mrs Thompson and Mrs Rhodes will also be supporting the learning of the children.
This half term our topic is An Eye on London and is based around famous London landmarks and The Great Fire of London. We will be looking at the events of The Great Fire and what caused it to spread so quickly. We will be looking at the stories of Paddington we will link our sentence level work to write our own instructions and stories.
Our sentence level work this half term in Literacy will be based around recapping full stops, capital letters and adjectives before focusing on extending our sentences with conjunctions and using commas.
Our science focus for the half term is animals including humans. We will be looking at how we can stay clean and healthy and what a balanced diet looks like. We will create our own healthy lunch boxes and also compare the diet of humans to animals.
In maths this half term there will be a large focus on place value. We will be exploring and investigating what numbers are made up of and how many tens and ones there are in contrasting numbers up to 100. We will be counting initially in 2s,5s and 10s up to 100 before moving on to 3s later on in the year. We will also be looking at reading and writing numbers in words and digits up to 100.
Bug Club is a new website which has been introduced throughout school for reading. Your child now has a login so that they can access a variety of books at home. There are quizzes at the end of the story to test their understanding and activities which can be completed as they are reading the story.
How you can support your child at home
- All children are given a book bag which needs to come into school every day. It is a good place to keep reading and spelling books and any homework
- Reading needs to only be ten minutes each day and should be a fun and relaxing time. Don't worry about reading the whole book in one go; talk about the pictures and use different voices.
- Encouraging your child to learn the 2 , 5 and 10 times table in a fun way.
- Practice the different ways which you can make 10 and 20 e.g. 8+2 11+9.
- PE kits needed on a Thursday
- Reading books changed daily
- Numeracy homework will be sent out on a Friday to be returned by the following Friday
- Weekly spellings sent out on a Friday for testing the following Friday
Miss Vine, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Rhodes