Welcome to Year 2, I hope you have all had an enjoyable Easter break!
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 some excellent independent letter writing
Welcome back; I hope you’ve had an enjoyable Easter! 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 Miss Cameron will also be supporting the learning of the children.
During this term, our learning will be based around the theme "ahoy matey". In English we will be looking at the story A New Home for a Pirate. We will be exploring the characters with an emphasis being on the order of story and how the character is feeling at different points. We will also be writing our own wishing tale as our writing piece for the half term. As part of this topic we will also be looking at Famous Pirates, where they came from and what made them important.
In maths this half term we will be revisiting time we will be exploring and comparing durations of time and also converting minutes into hours. Also in maths this half term the children will be looking at position and direction, we will be looking at terms clock wise and anti-clockwise and also full, quarter and half turns. In Year Two there is also a strong focus on children learning and understanding their 2, 3, 5- and 10-times facts. We will practice these as part of our maths and passport lessons. It would be a great help if you could encourage these at home.
In Science we will be moving on to our final topic of the year which is plants, the children will be looking at what plants need to grow and survive, the parts of the plant and why this is important to help them grow. The children will also have the opportunity to plant and observe their own seeds.
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
We looking forward to an enjoyable summer term and rest of the year. Thank you for all your support.
Miss Vine, Mrs Thompson and Miss Cameron.