Another busy week in Year 2. In English lessons our SPaG focus has been sentence types. The children have been recognising and writing statements and exclamation sentences beginning ‘what’ and ‘how’. They have also written a story based on an image. The spelling rules have been ‘n’ sound spelt ‘kn/gn’, and ‘r’ sound spelt ‘wr’. In phonics we have looked at the ‘ea’ sound in bead, read and treat etc as well as the tricky words oh, their and people. We will finish the week with a reading comprehension. In Maths our unit of work has been ‘time’, introducing quarter past and to, and 5 minute intervals. We have also done some work on learning skills this week; looking at how important attitude is to learning as well as the skills of resilience, reflection, reciprocity (learning with others) and resourcefulness.
Half-termly Overview Spring 2018
Welcome back, I hope you all had an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas break.
This term i will be continuing to work on key skills alongside the curriculum aimed at making children more independent and developing good learning qualities such as resilience and reflection. This should hopefully stand them in good stead for the Juniors.
In addition, children will now begin to practise SATs style questions as part of early morning work for two of the sessions each week. This is to help the children retain what they are learning and give them practise at applying their knowledge. I think i have spoken to most parents in person to say that it would obviously be of benefit if your child is here at 8.30 to take part in these activities.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to pop in and see me before school or at home time. You can also contact me via an email to school or leave a message for me to phone you at a time which is convenient.
A few friendly reminders…
Reading is of the utmost importance. Children should be doing some reading at home every night. Please could an adult record pages read and a brief comment in the reading diary. In Year 2, children will read to the teacher once per week, although this may be reviewed if it is felt it would be beneficial to read more often. There will be no set reading day and children should have their reading folder and books in school every day. Times tables are of equal importance and I have suggested to the children they should be doing a little practice each day.
P.E. continues on Tuesday and Wednesday so please ensure children have their kits in school on these days. For P.E. children need to bring their Farrowdale t-shirt and shorts plus white socks and black pumps in the red drawstring bag.
Weekly homework has already resumed for all of the Infant department. for Year 2, homework will be set on Friday to be handed in the following Thursday. There will be a piece of English, a piece of Maths and sometimes spelling words or times tables. If your child is finding the homework overly onerous, please do let me know.
English – Traditional tales, explanation and descriptive poetry. Alongside this will run Phonics, SPaG, reading comprehension and handwriting.
Maths – Position and direction, fractions and time.
In the afternoon sessions:
Topic – Toys now and then.
We would welcome any resources you may have at home that you feel could enhance your child’s learning in any part of the curriculum that we are studying. This may be in the form of information books, guidebooks and leaflets collected on visits to places of interest that you have made with your family. Even better, if you feel that any experiences of your own are relevant to the curriculum, it would be wonderful if you could come and share them with the class.
Mrs Leach and Miss Meeks.