Our theme for this half term is 'Our NHS'
Thank you for your support in completing the Learning Logs. They will be sent home at the end of each half term to be returned to school after the holiday.
What will we be learning?
Children will work with pounds and pence, learning the values of the different coins and notes. There is also a focus on the addition and subtraction of money, which will help children reinforce a range of mental methods. Finally, children will find efficient strategies to solve a range of money problems.
Multiplication and division
In part one of multiplication and division the unit focuses on multiplication in the context of skip counting, equal groups, times-tables, multiplication sentences and arrays. It is an essential basis for children understanding the times-tables and what × means.
How you can help:
Please ensure that your child completes their maths homework. Also please encourage your child to play on Sumdog and TTRockstars and to practice for their maths badges.
In English this half term we will be introducing an adventure narrative called ‘The Dragon Machine’. This picture book will be the stimulus to produce a wide range of writing styles, including: letters, diary entries, leaflets and posters. The unit with be wrapped up with the children writing their own adventure narrative. The children will be able to include the following features of writing in their work: Write sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command
Use subordination (apply because, introduce when)
Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently
Use punctuation correctly - exclamation marks, question marks
How you can help:
Please ensure that your child is completing their English homework. Please encourage your child to read as much as possible and ask your child about their book.
Our science topic for this half term is Scientists & Inventors. Our mini scientists will be investigating the groundbreaking work of both Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin. We will look at what they discovered and how their work has helped to develop some of the cures that our NHS use today.
What you can do to help...
It is important to read a variety of texts with your child. This can be anything from their reading books to newspapers and leaflets. This will help to extend your child’s vocabulary and their understanding of different text types, which will in turn help to improve their writing.
It would also help if you could talk to your child about what they have been learning, as this will help their speech and language development and consolidate classroom learning.
Please continue to work on the list of Common Exception Words that the children need to know how to read and spell by the end of Year 2. Some different ideas for practising these could include; cover and say, rainbow spellings (using different colours to write the words), how many times can you write the word in 1 minute, hangman etc.
Please see the Early Reading and Phonics section of the school website for further support.
Please ensure that you regularly practise and test your child on their times tables. By the end of Year 2, children should know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and related division facts. It is always useful to practise the times tables as this really helps children with a range of mathematics work in school.
If you have access to the Internet, a Google search for ‘maths games’ is always a fun idea! Please also try to work with your child on telling the time to the nearest 15 minutes (o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter too- tricky!).
Your child has received a sticker in their reading record with details of their Sumdog log in on it. This means that they can log in at home to complete lots of fun maths challenges and compete with other children!
Click here to access TT Rockstars!
- Maths homework – set on Monday, due in on Thursday
- SPAG homework – set on Thursday, due in on Monday
- Homework will be set and submitted via dojo
- Workbooks will be provided for children to write in, but will not return to school. Pictures of homework will be submitted on dojo 'activities'.
- Learning logs - set every half term, due in on the first week back after a holiday
Year 2 curriculum
On the left are the end of year objectives for Year 2 from the National Curriculum in reading, writing and Maths. This forms the basis of our planning to ensure the children access a broad and balanced curriculum.