Year 2

Weekly overview

The class returned back to school with an excellent attitude to learning and lots of enthusiasm.

Our phonics focus has been word endings; I have been impressed with the effort and enthusiasm during our sessions.

We have shared the opening chapter to our new class book the Hodgeheg, prompting some good class discussions and predictions about the text.

The class have enjoyed our work on Remembrance Day; producing some excellent poetry and artwork.

In Maths we have continued our work on measures and progressed onto counting on and back in steps of two, including dividing by two and word problems.

The class are now working hard to prepare for the Christmas Nativity; learning the songs and lines for their speaking parts.

Half-termly Overview Autumn 2018

Welcome back to the new half term.

This term the class will build on the foundations set last half term and progress further with the Year Two curriculum.

In addition, I will led a morning activity each morning. It would obviously be of benefit if your child is here at 8.30am to take part in these activities.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to call 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 twice 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.

Swimming will continue each Tuesday for this half term; so please ensure children have their swimming kits in school on this day

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 plus spelling words and times tables.

Thank you

Miss Campbell

Curriculum

English – Fiction and non fiction linked to our class book ‘ The Hodgeheg’. There will also be a daily Phonics session, SPaG, reading comprehension and handwriting sessions.

Maths – Measures, multiplication and division. Consolidating 2’s, 5’s and 10 times tables.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – History; The Great Fire of London

Art/DT – linked to topic

Science – Weather

PE – Swimming

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.

Thank you,

Miss Campbell and Miss Meeks.