Welcome to the new academic school year. I hope you have all had an amazing summer break!
We can not wait to welcome you back at Palmers Cross school in year 2 to start the new autumn term.
The autumn term is always a busy one for children within year 2, but certainly a fun filled exciting one with lots of learning experiences. This Autumn term we will be learning our new topic Inter-nation media station during our thematic topic. It is during this topic that children will explore media and broadcasting. The key subject focus being history, through which pupils will learn about methods of communication, leading to the intervention of both the television and radio. Pupils will develop confidence in oracy, through opportunities to work and deliver their very own broadcasts.
In English, we will continue to focus on sentence cohesion, handwriting, using the correct punctuation and using the correct tense to improve their writing skills. Starting the term off focusing on non-fiction features, retrieval, and inferences to then write their very own newspaper article based on our inspiration day the snake escape!
Phonics will be continued to be taught daily, with further added sessions into the term for children to concentrate on further developing their phonetic knowledge and focus on spellings.
In Maths we will be starting the Autumn term looking at place value, counting forwards and backwards in our 1’s,2’s,5’s and 10’s and starting to focus on counting in our 3’s. Children will then continue to focus on the 4 operations practicing addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
In science we will be focusing this term on plants, observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. Planting our very own seeds and bulbs using our plant diaries to make observations on how they grow. We will also be looking at what plants need in order to stay healthy.
Homework will continue, with Maths, English and Science being sent out alternatively each week, along with a half termly creative project which will be linked to the topic. Spelling will also continue which will be linked to the phonics taught that week which will be sent home on a Friday, where a spelling test will take place on the following Friday. Reading books will also be changed frequently to ensure that your child has regular opportunities to read at home and throughout the week.
P.E will continue to take place on a Tuesday afternoon and a Thursday morning. Please ensure that you children has he correct PE kit and is labelled. Should you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We have lots to be excited about this term, I am looking forward to welcoming you back to palmers cross on the 5th September.
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