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Year 2   Mrs Milios and Mrs Vass

Year 2 enjoyed their trip to Cutty Sark!

 

 

 

Click on this link to see the Y2 Parent Meeting powerpoint:

Year 2 Fire Station Trip!

 

 

 

 

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

Year 2 Meeting

 

 

Information for Parents and Carers

Summer term. Year group -   2

Our topic for the Summer Term is ‘Animals Around the World.’

Religion

Our topic this term is ‘Easter to Pentecost.’

We will recall the events of Holy Week and discuss how the disciples felt after the resurrection. We will be learning about the story of Pentecost and we will retell the story. We will explore what it means to be a Pentecost person.

Key words: Holy Week, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Holy Spirit.

 

English

Our texts for this term are:

·         One day on our blue planet

·         A Lion in Paris

·         Information texts linked to animals

 

We will be writing non chronological reports, narratives and letters. We will be learning about the African Savanah including the climate, the animals and landscape. We will compare Africa to where we live and think about the similarities and differences between Africa and England.

 

Spellings: We will continue to focus on spelling key words correctly. Spelling tests will take place on a Tuesday. Please help your child to practise spelling the list of key words that they are given on a weekly basis. To meet the expectations for a Year 2 writer your child should be able to spell key words correctly in their writing. They should also be able to read key words independently in their reading texts.

 

Handwriting: Please 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 key words.

 

Maths

Our objectives this term are to:

·         Continue with arithmetic using both mental and written strategies.

·         Know 2x, 5x and 10x tables, and related division facts, e.g. saying how many 10s in 40; use x and ÷ signs correctly. 

·         Solve simple problems in a practical context; including finding and giving change.

·         Tell the time to five minute intervals, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

·         Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.

·         Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =.

·         Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).

 

In addition to weekly homework, please continue to practise the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables facts with your child.

Topic and Science

We will link our learning about the African Savannah (literacy) to our science work. We will learn about:

·         Animal habitats

·         Food chains

·         Living and non - living things

·         How living things grow

·         The importance of exercise

 

Reading with your child:

Please read with your child every day at home and record that you have read in your child’s reading diary.

 

PE Days  

Tuesdays and Thursdays. On these days, your child will need 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.        

          

Please do not hesitate to come and see Mrs Milios or Mrs Vass if you need any help or if you have any questions.

 

Please do not hesitate to see us after school if you need any help or if you have any questions.

Mrs Milios and Mrs Vass