Welcome back! We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Christmas break and we look forward to the exciting and busy term ahead!

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 recounts, stories and explanation texts.

In Maths, we will continue to focus on methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Throughout the term, children will secure their knowledge of number place value and will practise their arithmetic skills regularly. 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. As many of you are aware, we are playing ‘Hit the button’ in class which is free to play through google and can help practice these skills.

In Science, we will be studying ‘Living things and their habitats’. Foundation subjects will continue to be taught as part of a thematic approach, which means that children’s learning will follow a theme meaning children will be able to make connections between areas of learning and consolidate their skills. During the spring term year 2’s topic theme will be ‘Rumbling Rainforest’. Children will be learning about hot and cold rainforests around the world and exploring animals’ habitats within these places. Children will have the opportunity to explore tribes, looking at their way of life in the past and present. As part of DT this term, children will be designing and creating their own fruit kebab. In Art, children will be creating rainforest inspired artwork using mark making skills.

Our P.E. lessons will continue to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. 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 will be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.

Children in Year 2 will continue to receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested on the following Friday. 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.

Please see Spring Term Curriculum Overview for more details of what your child will be learning. Should you have any questions or concerns, I will usually be available on the playground at the end of each day. Thank you for your continued support.

Miss A Lewis
Year 2 Class Teacher

 

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February 2020

We have been having fun exploring different tints and shades in our art learning by making a tribal flag for our tribe teams. We painted tribal symbols that we thought represented us.

We have been investigating whether the tallest people always have the biggest feet. They chose to use a metre stick and measure in cm.
 

January 2020

Class 2 have been tasting the food that Baloo has found them from the jungle for their topic learning this week. We had some sour faces!

 

Class 2 have taken part in some exciting bush tucker trials as part of their topic inspiration day, ready to start their Rumble in the Jungle learning!

  

November 2019

Class 2 had a brilliant time during their bike ability ‘go ride’ sessions. They started by using their balancing skills to travel on the bikes and moved on to pedalling without any stabilisers, some of us even for the first time. Well done!

 

Class 2 have had an amazing time visiting RAF Cosford for our Up Up and Away topic. We watched the 4d cinema, made parachutes and tested them!