Teacher : Mrs Moynihan
TA: Mrs Fleetwood
News from Year Two
Welcome to a new term in Year 2. Please have a read of the information below; this should give you a brief overview of the topics that we will be covering this term.
Guided reading will continue in the same way as it did last term where I read with a group each day. I will also teach reading through our daily English lessons and phonic sessions. In addition, an adult will hear each child in the class read at least once a week. Please continue to read with your child and note this down in their reading record.
As in the autumn term, homework will continue to be given out on a Friday and will be due back in on a Wednesday. It will be related to work covered in class and is meant as a chance for the children to consolidate their learning. Most weeks the work will be English and maths based, but on some occasions I may set work from other curriculum areas, such as topic or science. If homework is not completed I will work with those children during their break time to help them complete the task set. This work is in addition to the regular reading at home.
PE sessions will be on a Monday and Wednesday this term. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit (named) in school. There may be occasions when the children take part in PE outside so please make sure that your child has trainers, jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt in school for when it is cold outside .
Our science topic for this term is living things and their habitats.
This term we will be learning about Kenya and comparing life there to life in England. We will also learn about Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela, how they helped to make the world a better place and contributed to national and international achievements. Our art/DT we will be learning about African Art.
Our RE topics this term are special places and Easter, and in PSHE we will start the term with a focus on going for goals.
The children will be learning how to code using our coding programme and also how to create images on screen.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in to school to see me, it is ever so important that we work together to provide your child with the very best experience at school.
In Year 2 we learn to:
o commas in lists
o apostrophe of omission and possession (singular noun)
Our phonic scheme is Letters and Sounds
Our reading scheme is Phonics Bug and Bug club from Pearson
o capital letters
o full stops
o question marks
o exclamation marks
o 2-digit nos & ones
o 2-digit nos & tens
o Two 2-digit nos
o Three 1-digit nos