Dahl Class - 2K Bryon Class - 2H
Teachers: Mrs Hunt and Miss Keeling
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bates, Ms Capeling and Mrs Howard
Welcome to Term 4
We are looking forward to a term full of fun and learning. Even though this term is slightly shorter we have so many exciting things to fit in! Below will give you a brief insight into what we are focusing on this term. Please also refer to the termly newsletter for further information. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on the Year 2 email account - email@example.com.
In Maths, we follow the White Rose scheme of learning. Our main focus this term will contintue to be multiplication and division,. We will then begin looking at measure. With retreival being such an important part of the children's ability to retain information we will also be regularly recapping previous topics. To support your child, please continue to play mental maths games on apps such as;
White Rose 1-min Maths
Below is the Year 2 scheme of learning for the upcoming year.
In English, we follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme of learning as well as Power of Reading. We will be focusing in particular on ensuring work is demarcated with full stops and capital letters, that sentences are coherent and will begin to look at grammatical aspects such as conjunctions to further enhance writing. Please help your child learn their weekly spellings as there is such a big focus on spelling in Year 2. Attached below is a list of common exception words as well as high frequency words. We would really appreciate your support in helping your child practise these so that they are confident in both reading and writing them independently.
The video below will help you to understand how to say each of the sounds from Set 1 to Set 3. It would be really beneficial for you to watch this to support you with your child's learning.
We are often asked how you can support your child with writing at home. Here are a few ideas that will support your child in both their creativity and in practising the structure and content of various genres;
- Write a letter or postcard to someone
- Write a recipe or instructions for how to do something
- Keep a diary, updating it regularly
- Write a familiar story in your own words *maybe even change some of the elements i.e. character, setting etc.
We consistently review your child's reading level and adjust this accordingly. Please listen to your child read daily and ask them questions about what they are reading. Below are some links to online books which you may find helpful.
We will be looking at the life cycle of different animals including humans? We will be exploring various animals and their life cycles. This will include looking at the stages from birth to adult within humans as well as a variety of animals
In PE, we follow the TLG scheme on learning. Below in a yearly overview for the topics your child will cover in Year 2.
Our weekly PE session will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. We will be focusing on gymnastics this term. We ask that your child wears shorts and t-shirt under their joggers for these lessons.
Our block PE week will be the week beginning 11.3.24 . We will be practising our ball skills in this unit. We will be outside as long as the weather permits this week so please wear appropriate, warm PE clothing.
We follow Jigsaw for our PSHE learning. This term we will be focusing on "Dreams and goals". We will explore setting realistic goals and how to achieve them. We will also be taking on a team task to help us discover how if we work together, we can sometimes achieve more.
Humanities - Geography
We will be exploring the similarities and differences between the UK and Nigeria? Following our work on continents we will be looking at Nigeria within the continent of Africa and comparing the culture, climate, landscape and animals to our own country and continent. If any parents have any links to Nigeria and would be able to offer photos, artefacts or even come in and talk to some children please do get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.