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Year 2 Spring Newsletter

 Wishing you all a very happy 2020

 

Well this term is going to be as busy as ever!

 

This term is going to be an exciting one as we spend the first half term learning all about ‘Safari’.  We will investigate which animals we would see, where people go on Safari, read maps and draw our own maps. We will find out where some animals live and what types of things they do. We will be looking at the different animal habitats and also learning more about these in Science. Next half term in our Topic work we will be looking at ‘Explorers’ such as,   Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. Children will be learning who these people are and why these people had such an impact on the world around us.

 

In RE we will be learning about rules and routines in the major religions of the world. In PHSE we will be finding out about dreams and goals. Both RE and PHSE will give children opportunities to develop social and listening skills further.  

In computing the children will be developing word processing skills Microsoft Word and reinforcing their coding skills.

 

Our English work will be a mixture of work on narratives, recounts and non-chronological reports with a little bit of poetry in there as well.  At the moment the children are very excited to be working with texts called Who am I?, Flip Flap Safari and Meerkat Mail.  

 

Maths will build on our previous learning with work on describing patterns involving number, calculations, mental strategies, and shape as well as some new learning of money, problem solving, multiplying, dividing and lots and lots of word problems.

 

PE sessions are still on Tuesdays. Please make sure that full P.E kits; black shorts, white t-shirt and pumps are left in school each week and both PE kit and all uniform is labelled with your child’s name.

 

Please also remember that Book bags should be in school every day.

 

Homework

Reading every night . In order for your child to progress with their reading we advise that you read with them at least a couple of times a week - even if it is the same book.

Spellings and English go home on Friday. Children have to learn their spellings for the test on Thursday.

Maths homework will be set using Mathletics on line, which I will check weekly.

Year 2 will have SAT's this year so it is important to make sure that their homework is completed each week.

 

If there are any questions about this term, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Thank you for your continuing support

 

Mr McCarthy / Mrs Andersson

 

Phonics Guidance for Parents

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