We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Easter break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of the summer term. The summer term is always a busy time for children in Year 2, especially with the SATs starting in May. With this in mind, we would like to remind you that we will be sitting the SATs during the week of 7th May.
In English, we will continue to concentrate on grammar, punctuation and spelling every day through discrete lessons and as part of our daily English lessons. Children will have the opportunity to practise these skills across a range of different texts including stories, reports and poems. In Maths, we will continue to focus on methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and the application of these skills through problem solving. Please help your child continue to learn their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 as well as timetables as these are extremely important skills.
In Science, we will be studying uses of everyday materials and will be developing our investigative skills and in Geography we will be learning about similarities and differences between Wolverhampton and Grenada. We will begin the term with learning about Vincent Van Gogh in Art and will then be designing and sewing a sunflower during our DT lessons. For our final History unit, we will be learning about how transport has changed over time and are planning a visit to the Black Country Museum.
Our PE sessions are: Wednesday and Friday
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Should you wish, PE kit can be purchased from the school office. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
This term we will continue to send home a project as well as alternating Maths and English homework. Spellings will continue to be given out and tested each week. In addition to weekly phonics based spellings, children will also be taught ‘whole class’ spellings. Children are still expected to complete their reading comprehension homework and questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book. Children should complete at least one comprehension per week. Some children will be given a reading journal and will be expected to complete at least one reading journal activity (examples will be stuck inside their comprehension book) per week.
In an effort to provide you with as much information as possible, we have included a copy of your child’s timetable. This gives a brief outline of your child’s day but should be viewed as a guide only, as it is often necessary to change lessons as circumstances within school dictate. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Today Year 2 have enjoyed becoming Digital Artists, creating masterpieces in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.
The children in Year 2 celebrated World Book Day by dressing up and joining in with different book related activities.
The children in Year 2 worked with their moms to create a beautiful photo frame.
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Look at our fabulous Autumn collages!
In Science we have been using our measuring skills to investigate if the largest child has the largest feet. Our results showed that this is not true.