We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Summer break and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of a new term. The children are eager to continue their journey to develop new skills in Year 2 and are excited about their learning.

The Autumn term is always a crucial time for children in Year 2. Our theme for this term is ‘Up, up and away!’ and in Science, children will learn about uses of everyday materials. As part of the Up, up and away theme children will develop their painting skills inspired by an abstract artist called Jackson Pollock and design their own kite!

In Maths we will start by consolidating their understanding of place value and children will begin to extend their skills in adding two numbers together. As mathematicians in Year 2 the children will be counting forwards and backwards in ones, twos, fives and tens up to 100 and will begin to quickly recite number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.

In English, we will be concentrating on applying their spelling, grammar and punctuation skills in writing, and develop interesting sentences by using connectives and adjectives to improve their writing.

Throughout the term, children will have a weekly spelling test. This will be on a Friday and new spellings will be given out on Monday.

Pupils will remain in their classes for the majority of lessons, with the exception of phonics for which they will be ability set and may change teacher/classrooms.

Your child will continue to have their purple homework books to develop their creative skills as well consolidating their learning in the classroom at home by accessing online learning websites.

Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school. Any extra practise at home is always welcome!

Children in Year 2 will have P.E on Mondays and will need to keep their PE kits in school. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety no jewellery, including earrings and bangles, should be worn on PE days.

Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps/trainers) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there plenty of PE clothes that were disposed at the end of the Summer term and we are aware how expensive it is!

In an effort to provide you with as much information as possible, please click on the curriculum overview for more details about your child's learning this term.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.

We have much to be excited about for the Autumn Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.

Mr Sandhi – Class 5 Miss Morgan– Class 6
Mrs Payton and Miss George– Year 2 support

September 2021

 

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