Year 2 trip to Tropical World is on Wednesday 28th June
Welcome to Year 2 Otters
Our topic this half term will be Pirates. We will be looking at famous pirates and what made a good pirate. This theme will be followed through in our literacy work where we have already been looking at the story A New Home for a pirate. We will also be making our own treasure maps and desert islands using shoe boxes.
Welcome back; I hope you’ve had an enjoyable holiday. My name is Miss Vine, class teacher for Year Two Otters. Teaching the creative curriculum this half term will be Mrs Cameron, Mrs Dykes along with myself. Miss Thompson will also be supporting the learning of the children.
This term our topic is Pirates. We are currently looking at a fiction text A New Home for a Pirate. We have orally retold and sequenced the story and we are going on to write our own stories and diary entries based around this.
Our science focus for the half term is plants we will be exploring what plants need to grow and different plants and trees which grow and can be found in our local area. We have planted our own marigold seeds and we have been writing our own plant diaries. We have drawn and written about what changes are plants are making as they grow each week.
Our sentence level work this half term in Literacy will be based around apostrophes and words in their contracted form, we will also be revisiting different sentence types and how we can exclamatory sentences and questions correctly in our writing.
In Numeracy this half term we will be focusing on volume and capacity. Before the end of the year we will revisit time and measurement. The children will also be practicing their time table facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times table. We will practice these daily and you could help by encouraging these at home. Questions asked at random times are best!
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 Friday
- Reading books changed daily
- Numeracy homework sent out on a Friday and returned by the following Friday
- Weekly spellings sent out on a Friday for testing the following Friday
Miss Vine and Miss Thompson