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Term Two Already!

Our first term has whizzed by and the children have settled in brilliantly. They are already making good progress and the Year Two team are very impressed with their hardworking attitude.

 

Our first topic this term is History based, all about The Great Fire of London. It's a really interesting topic, which we're sure the children will really enjoy. We will be History detectives finding out all about the key events and people involved, and writing news reports and diaries. We'll also be designing our own Tudor houses.

In Maths, we will continue to work towards achieving the Year 2 expectations, and will be covering different areas of mathematics, including fractions and time. Both of these areas are often tricky for children in Year 2, so if you get the chance to do some extra work at home with them, it would be great if you could practise finding halves and quarters and telling the time.

Our English will be mainly topic based, but we will also be doing lots of work around spelling, reading comprehension and grammar. Homework this term will reflect this.

 

Looking back at Term 1

We packed lots of exciting things into our Autumn term. As well as learning a lot of new facts, we've also worked hard on improving presentation, aiming towards joined writing. Our maths and problem solving skills are improving.

We worked very hard on our production of A Snowman at Sunset, and I'm sure parents and carers will agree that Year 2 did a super performance.

In December, we also did a class assembly where we showed examples of the work we've been doing, as well as a very impressive recitation of the classic poem The Owl and the Pussycat. 

 

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to Year 2!!

The teachers in Year 2 are Mrs. Timson and Mrs. Knapper. We are also helped by Mrs. Sweeney, Miss Harrison and Mrs. Greenwood.

Our first topic this year is LIFE. It is a Science based topic where we will be finding out about baby animals (including humans), life cycles, healthy eating and exercise.

In Maths, we will be building on our place value skills, improving our recall of number bonds and using them to solve problems, as well as tackling maths investigations. We'll be improving our addition and subtraction skills, learning about different coins and making totals in money, measuring in centimetres, learning about directional language and counting in 10s and 2s, ready to move onto multiplication and division. What a busy half term!

In English, we will be reading and writing stories in familiar settings, reading and writing information texts relating to animals and looking at different types of poetry. We will also be learning different aspects of grammar and doing our weekly spelling tests. Some children will continue to work on phonics, but for most we will be moving the focus onto spelling patterns. Children will also be doing individual reading and guided reading in groups.

 

 

Click here for our Autumn newsletter.

Below are some useful links to activities which support Year 2 learning.

Maths

English

Science