Summer 2022

Year 2Topic web Summer 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you all had a wonderful bank holiday weekend.

The children thoroughly enjoyed our topic on Florence Nightingale last term and produced some fantastic work. The trip to the museum was a wonderful way to end the unit and the children behaved beautifully. This term most of our learning will be through our unit of work on Under the sea, where we will learn about the oceans, animals in the sea and environmental issues.

Please continue to support your child at home with spelling, reading and homework.

Homework books are given out on Fridays and usually comprise of a Literacy or Numeracy piece. Homework books should be handed in by the following Tuesday. Handwriting and spelling test books also go out on Fridays to be brought back the following Tuesday. Spelling tests are on Wednesday.

Punctuality

It is very important that the children begin their day in a calm manner.  The school day starts at 8.45am. Children are welcome to come in from 8.30am. Please make every effort to be on time so your child is settled for their learning. 

Reading

Please continue to read with your child every day. Discussing and understanding the text is as important as listening to them read. Here are some questions that may be helpful to ignite discussion:

Questions to ask while reading with your child

Before reading the book:

What do you think the book will be about?

Talk about the different parts of the book- front cover, blurb, illustrations, author.

During reading the book:

What has happened so far?

What do you think might happen next? Why do you think this?

What sort of character is…?

At the end of the book:

Talk about what happened in this story.

Who were the characters in this story?

What was the problem in this story? How was it solved?

Did any of the characters go through a change from beginning to end? How did the character change?

Why do you think the character acted that way?

How do you think the character was feeling?

Please ensure that your child brings their book and reading journal to school every day.  Don’t forget they can also enjoy books and other reading material from home.

RE

Our unit this term is The Church is born.

PE

This term (from 19th May) we will have gymnastics on Thursdays and dance will continue on Wednesdays.  It is important that the children have a complete PE kit for our lessons; these include a plain white T-shirt, black shorts (essential for gymnastics) and plimsolls.  All items must be clearly labelled.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to see me after school.

Kind regards,

Miss Foster and Mrs Carey

Useful websites:

maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

http://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com/math-4.htm

Home – MyMaths

Spelling and grammar:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

Autumn 1 2021

Curriculum Map Year 2

Dear parents/guardians

We hope that you had an enjoyable and peaceful summer holiday. It has been lovely to see all the children coming back to school looking so smart and ready to learn. The children are settling into the class routines and making a good start to the academic year already.  We would like to provide you with some information that will help your child with their learning.

Punctuality

It is very important that the children begin their day in a calm manner.  The school day starts at 8.45am.  Please make every effort to be on time so your child is settled for their learning.  Children will be allowed to go to their classroom from 8.30am.  If your child arrives after 8.45 they will be marked as late.  It is also important that your child has good attendance and only misses school when it is absolutely necessary.

Reading

Your child should read every day.  They do not need to complete the reading book in one night but we encourage you to ask them questions about the text.  Please write a comment in the reading journal each time you hear your child read, such as, noting words or sounds they found challenging, their comprehension or pace and fluency. Please ensure that your child brings their book and reading journal to school every day.  Don’t forget they can also enjoy books and other reading material from home.

Home work

Each week your child will have homework set.  New spellings, homework and handwriting will be handed out on a Friday and needs to be returned by Tuesday at the latest.  It is important that you encourage your child to work at home and return his/her homework on time.  Homework will be consolidating what the children have learnt that week in class.  Your support will be greatly appreciated. 

PE

We will have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. It is important that the children have a complete PE kit for our lessons; these include a plain white T-shirt, black joggers and black shorts.  Your child will need to arrive at school in their PE kit on these days.

The Curriculum

Please see the attached topic web for this term.  You will be able to see what we are be focusing on in class.  The RE topics for this term are chosen people and mysteries.

We look forward to meeting you all. Please feel free to discuss with us any issues or concerns you may have. You can either ring the school office, email us at mcarey6.209@lgflmail.org or send a note in with your child.

We are looking forward to working with you and your children this year and see the progress they make. 

Yours Sincerely

Ms Winter and Mrs Carey

Class Teacher

Visit to St Pauls Cathedral   10 November (We would like to have some parent helpers that day please.)