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Welcome back after the Christmas break! We hope that you have had an enjoyable holiday! The children are eager to continue their journey to develop new skills in Year 2 and are excited about their learning!
The Spring term is always a crucial time for children in Year 2. Our theme for this term is Rumble in the Jungle and as part of their learning children will have the opportunity to take part in an enrichment day in school, with a visit from the Animal Man. In Science, children will learn about what animals, including humans need to grow, thrive and survive and their habitats. As part of the Rumble in the Jungle theme, children will also be creating digital rainforest art and shoebox habitats!
In Maths, the children will be solving problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts. They will be recognising and using symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p), combining values to make amounts. As well as this, they will find different combinations of coins that equal the same amount of money. They will learn to interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables. They will learn the features and properties of 2D and 3D shapes and be able to name triangles, squares, rectangles, circles, hexagons, pentagons, heptagons and octagons. The children will also be learning how to recognise, find, name and write the fractions- 1/3, 2/4 and 3/4 and will also look at how to measure length and height.
In English, we will be reading a variety of texts around our theme and will start the term reading ‘One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth for a special Winter Wonderland project the first week back. We will then move on to Buddy’s Rainforest Rescue, linked to this term’s theme. The children will also be working on writing sentences using a range of punctuation and will be encouraged to use conjunctions, expanded noun phrases and the suffixes- ness, ment, ful, less and ly to improve their writing. The children will learn about recounts and will have a special visit from an animal man to motivate them as writers.
For more details about our learning this term please click on the Spring Term Curriculum Overview.
Throughout the term, children will have a weekly spelling test. This will be on a Friday and new spellings will handed out on the same day.
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.
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 need to keep a P.E kit in school and Year 2 will have P.E on alternate days each week. The days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 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 was a lot of lost property left in school at the end of the Summer term and we are aware how expensive it is!
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 Spring Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.
Mr Sandhi – Class 5 Mrs Devi – Class 6
Mrs Payton and Ms George – Year 2 support