Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents/Carers,

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a nice and relaxing break over the Christmas holidays. The children worked extremely hard last half term and should be proud of their efforts. Outlined below is a brief overview of what will be covered this half term. We hope you will find this useful.

Narrative writing based on The Enormous Crocodile and The Twits, books written by Roald Dahl.
Instruction writing based on Revolting Recipes, also by Roald Dahl.
Writing about reading (using a range of texts types) and continuing to develop written comprehension skills.
Learning new spelling rules and continuing to learn joined up handwriting. Please continue to support your children with their weekly spellings in their reading records.
Continuing to focus on learning new and improving grammar, including different punctuation and a range of suffixes.

Measuring and comparing mass, volume and temperature.
Solving word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Reading and creating picture graphs.
Please continue to practice the column method for addition and subtraction and the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including the division facts for these times tables with your child.

The children will learn about living things and their habitats in science this half term. As part of this they will learn to distinguish between things that are living, dead and things that have never lived. They will also start to learn about a range of different habitats and describe how these provide for the basic needs of various animals and plants.

In history children will learn about several ‘Significant Individuals’ and their impact on our lives. These people will include Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Joseph Bazalgette. They will discover what conditions were like in certain periods of time and will look at comparing and sequencing different events in chronological order.

The children will be learning how to conduct digital research. In addition to this, they will also learn bookmaking, which will be linked to our History topic of Florence Nightingale.

The children will receive art this half term. They will be reproducing an Andy Warhol cat drawing and will learn different sketching techniques.

This term year 2 will continue to learn how to play the Ocarina and will be focusing on learning how to hold the ocarina and play the sounds D and B. The children will also be learning how to read rhythm notation in relation to ocarina sounds and songs.

This half term children will learn more vocabulary for various foods. To support them with this, children will read the story ‘La chenille qui fait des trous’ (The Very Hungry Caterpillar). In addition, they will continue to consolidate and practice the days of the week, numbers 1-30 and the colours.

Year 2 will be taught outdoor games and gymnastics this term. All children require a complete change of clothes for PE in the school colours of light blue, navy blue or white, including suitable footwear. Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing such as tracksuit bottoms, sports trainers and jumpers when the weather gets colder. If PE is before morning break, children may arrive at school dressed in their PE kit bringing their school uniform in a bag to change into. If PE is at the end of the day, your child should come to school in their uniform and will come home in their PE kit. We would also ask that all school uniform and belongings are clearly labelled with names and classes to ensure safe return.It is particularly important that jewellery is not worn on PE days. Those that have PE clubs before school are still expected to change into uniform during register time.

During outdoor games in Spring 1 the children will focus on kicking skills.The children will explore dribbling, passing and receiving a ball using different parts of the feet.  They will practice how to control the ball using feet, passing towards a target working both individually, in pairs and in small groups. We will also work on how to accept defeat in competitive activities.
Each class will have P.E. on the following days:

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Thank you for your continued support,

Year 2 Team

Sarah Peach        Sam Bevan     Hayley Williams-MacPherson      Samantha Burst       Rachel Carruthers   



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