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  • Reminder: Last day of term Friday 21st December - 2pm finish

Year 2   Miss Palczewski

Year 2 Fire Station Trip!

 Click on the link below to view the powerpoint presentation from the Year 2 meeting:

Year 2 Meeting

Autumn 1 2018   Year group -   2  

Our topic for the Autumn term is ‘The Great Fire of London’


Religion: The topic this half term is ‘Beginning with God’. Your child will become familiar with the Holy Trinity i.e. the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  You can support your child by writing a prayer about the things that they can thank God for in their lives. We will display the prayers on our R.E board in our classroom and use the as part of our prayer sessions.

 

English:  

Focus: Key word spellings, conjunctions eg. and, because, but

We will be teaching the children specific sentence types in order to develop their use of a range of sentence openers, vocabulary and connectives in their writing. We will begin this term by looking at the story of The Hungry Caterpillar. This story helps the children to learn the days of the week. You can practise writing the days of the week and then the months of the year with your child at home.  We will retell the story and then create our own versions of the story. We will also make butterfly prints and write instructions about how to make them. This term we will also look at the traditional tale – The Three Little Pigs. You can support your child at home by reading traditional tales with your child and retelling the stories together. You can encourage your child to write their own stories with a clear beginning, middle and end.

 

Topic: The Great Fire of London

We will explore this significant historical event. We will study the buildings of the period, particularly St Paul’s Cathedral - which we plan to visit - and make sketches and prints inspired by this great building.

 

Spellings: We will have weekly spelling tests to help the child to improve their spellings of key words in their writing. Spellings will be handed out on a weekly basis with your child’s literacy homework. Spelling tests will take place on a Thursday.

 

Handwriting: Encourage your child to begin to join up their handwriting when completing their homework and any other forms of writing they do such as writing their keywords. Handwriting should be neat and letters should be positioned correctly on lines.

 

Maths: The children should continue to practise and know their number bonds to 20 fluently (e.g. 20+0=20, 19+1=20). We will be learning our twos, five and ten times tables. Please help your child to begin this process by counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10. This will help them to make the link to their times tables in written form. We will also focus on place value of numbers from 1 – 100.  We will use the vocabulary: hundreds, tens and ones. You can support your child by counting sets of objects at home and talk about how many groups of ten and how many groups of ones you have counted e.g. 43 = 4 tens and 3 ones. 

 

Reading with your child:

We would like to invite parents to read with their child in class from 8:40-8:50am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We want to work in partnership with you to help promote a love of reading and to build your child’s fluency and confidence when reading.

 

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to come and ask.

Thank you,

Miss Palczewski    

PE Days  -  Tuesdays and Wednesdays

On these days, children will need to come into school wearing their PE kits.

 

Homework days:

English - English homework will be sent home on Tuesdays. Please return on Fridays.

Maths - Maths homework will be sent home on Fridays. Please return on Tuesdays.