Year 2

  This year's class teachers are Miss Parchment, Miss Hamer and Miss Golding. 

Reading

Reading books are changed once a week after your child has read. We encourage the children to take at least one or two books home each week.

 

 Please ensure you are writing in your child's reading record as this is another way for us to communicate. Alongside guided reading, the children will regularly complete reading activities during English lessons linked to our topics. 

 

*Remember, the children will receive an award for every 20 reads in their reading record!*

 

  PE

P.E days are Wednesday (outdoor) and Monday (indoor). Please ensure that the children have the correct kit and as we do P.E all year round. It is a good idea to include some tracksuit bottoms and a zip up top or fleece for winter. If your child wears earrings, please ensure they are removed for P.E as we cannot remove them.

                                Topic

Our topic this half term is World War Two.

 

In order to develop our understanding of the events which took place during World War Two, we will be using different sources and artefacts to find out about the past.

 

We will be learning about Winston Churchill, evacuation, rationing, and will be ordering historical events on a timeline.

 

 

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Many of our English lessons will centre around our World War Two topic. We will read both fiction and non -fiction texts, exploring different elements needed for descriptive writing and explanation texts. We will have a strong focus on grammar, focusing on expanded noun phrases, suffixes, conjunctions and a range of sentence types and punctuation.

 

We will cover non-fiction work, based upon the events of World War Two, exploring page layout and organisational features of non-fiction writing such as glossaries, alphabetical order and sub-headings.

 

*Phonics remains vitally important and the children will continue to work in small letters and sounds groups on a daily basis.*

 

 

Maths

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Through our mathematics lessons, we will continue to revisit, consolidate and extend all areas of mathematical learning. 

 

The children will continue to use the number line method for addition and subtraction, solving a range of word problems and completing reasoning tasks. The children will draw arrays to solve multiplication calculations, and will draw sharing circles when dividing.

 

Other topics covered will be measure, shape, handling data, as well as continuing to work on place value and times tables. Throughout these topics, the children will apply their skills to real life situations through problem solving and reasoning. 

 

Daily oral and mental work will cover addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations, number bonds to 10 and 20, rounding up and down and the application of calculation skills.

 

  *We would also appreciate you continuing to work on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables with your children.*