Welcome to Year 2
It’s hard to believe, but the last half term of this academic year is soon upon us! The children have worked extremely hard this half term and should be proud of their efforts. Outlined below is a brief overview of what will be covered in Summer 2.
Story writing based on Hansel and Gretel.
Information writing about an animal.
Writing acrostic poems.
Instruction writing based on their DT projects.
Continuing to focus on improving spellings, handwriting, grammar and punctuation.
Please continue to read with your child daily and record their efforts in their reading diary.
The children will continue to learn to tell the time, find durations of time and compare lengths of time. Please continue to reinforce telling the time with your child at home.
The children will also revise and develop lots of different skills they have learnt throughout the year including fractions, shapes and problem solving.
Please continue to practice the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
The children will continue to explore how a habitat changes in different seasons.
The children will also be learning how animals change as they grow and about the life cycles of different animals.
The children will be learning about how seaside holidays have changed over the past 100 years.
In I.C.T. the children will be learning how to create animations with Mr. Lynch.
The children will continue to learn about changes, including relationships and sex education. A separate letter was sent home earlier this term outlining what and how topics will be taught.
The children will continue to be taught by Madame Lambert and consolidate their learning of the days of the week, numbers and the colours. They will also learn about fruits and food.
Year 2 will be learning songs on the ocarina with Ms Hughes. They will be composing their own songs using between 3 and 8 notes and rhythms such as crotchets, minims, semibreves and quavers.
Year 2 will design, construct and evaluate a moving vehicle and design and make their own puppet.
The children will learn about beliefs of different religions and look in particular at the different holy books.
P.E. lessons are on the following days:
Monday period 2 Gymnastics
Tuesday period 2 Outside games
Tuesday period 1 Gymnastics
Wednesday period 2 Outside games
Monday period 3 Gymnastics
Tuesday period 3 Outside games
Tuesday period 2 Gymnastics
Wednesday period 1 Outside games
Monday period 1 Outside games
Wednesday period 2 Gymnastics
Please ensure all children remember their correct P.E kit on these days as children will be unable to participate in these lessons without appropriate clothing and footwear. Please ensure your children’s school clothes and PE kits are all clearly named.
Thank you very much for all your continued support.
Megan Shaw Sarah Peach Sam Bevan Freya Miles Sami Burst