It’s been a wonderful week in school. In class the children have been continuing with multiplication and division, completing work on the 2s and beginning work on the 5s. The children are learning all the terminology associated with multiplication and division, understanding what they mean and calculating them, including from word problems and using the inverse. In our English work the children have learned about the Christmas Story. They have sequenced the events and re-told the story both orally and in writing. They have also completed word work on adding suffixes to make adjectives e.g. useful, careless. The big events this week have been our Christmas performances. First of all, three of our children took part in the Medequip Christmas sing along at Manchester Cathedral with our choir: they sang beautifully. Next was the Infant Nativity, a dress rehearsal for the juniors on Tuesday and the main performance for friends and family on Wednesday. I was absolutely bowled over by their incredible confidence, delivery of lines, singing and acting. Well done Year 2 children!
Half-termly Overview Autumn 2 2017
Welcome back to the second part of the Autumn term and an extremely busy run up to Christmas. There’s lots to look forward to this term including the Christmas concerts, choir and the Christmas Fayre.
As Year 2 is the last year in the Infants, i will be working 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.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to pop in and see me at 08:30 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. will be on Tuesday and Wednesday this year 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.
Early morning work begins at 08:30 each day and is mainly spent practising key aspects of English and Maths or may be used to finish work. I therefore feel it is beneficial if your child has arrived by this time, although i do know from experience that time before school can be rather fraught!
Weekly homework will resume this week 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 – Fairy tales, nonsense poetry and Instructions. Alongside this will run Phonics, SPaG, reading comprehension and handwriting.
Maths – Addition and subtraction, shape, multiplication and division and measures (length).
In the afternoon sessions:
Topic – Mary Secole.
Art/DT – Portraits and clay work.
Science – Weather.
PE – Games.
Spanish- Greetings, numbers and colours.
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.