Welcome to Year 2 with Miss Douglas and Miss Siekkeris
Muck, Mess and Mixtures
Here is a little bit about what we will be learning in the Spring Term and the ways that you can support us!
|Subject Area||Learning||How you can help at home||Useful Websites|
|Writing||All writing will be related to our new topic of ‘Muck, mess and Mixtures’. We will be writing recounts of a very messy morning, character descriptions based on George’s Marvellous Medicine (our class reader) and writing our very own stories about mixture mis-haps! As well as our cross-curriculum topic writing, the children will also participate in daily spelling, grammar and handwriting lessons. At this point in the year, children are encouraged to use the following in their independent writing: adjectives, adverbs, commas in a list, conjunctions (and, but, or, because, if, when) and apostrophes for both contractions (won’t, don’t, shouldn’t, couldn’t etc) and possession.||
|Reading||The children will have guided reading sessions every week. Within reading sessions we will aim to work on the children’s phonic knowledge, building upon the bank of sounds that they recognise, as well as developing their comprehension skills.They will also have additional reading sessions with a teaching assistant where possible and will also engage in a certain amount of independent reading daily. We encourage all children to interact with the reading zone within our classrooms that promote a wide range of texts.||
|Maths||We will begin the Spring term by focusing on division and its relationship to multiplication. Later in the term, we will cover all statistics and geometry objectives for 2D and 3D shapes.
|Creative Curriculum||Our Spring 1 topic this year will be a science-based topic called ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’, which is focused on materials and their properties.||
There are lots of good books in the Religion section of your local library that are very child friendly at an age-appropriate level.
|Computing||Throughout the importance of online safety will be taught through computing lessons. The children learn about the importance of how to stay safe online when using a computer independently.The children will also be introduced to word processing, drawing and presentation packages such as; Word, Comic Life, Kidpix and PicCollage.||
Encourage your child to use child friendly search engines like ‘kiddle’ which filters their search request for inappropriate content
|PE||Year 2 will have their PE lessons on a Friday afternoon. This term, the focus will be on using the equipment in gymnastics.||Please make sure your child’s PE kit is clearly labeled (permanently), with inside all items of clothing and shoes. You child’s PE should include; PE t.shirt, PE shorts, navy tracksuit bottoms, navy tracksuit top, socks and plimsolsEncourage your child to practise their PE skills at home – throwing, catching, kicking, jumping, climbing, dancingGet moving each and every day with 10 minute shake ups! See website||https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups#McmzGOZpuzwOlirQ.97|
As well as reading independently for at least 15 minutes every day, as per our homework policy, children in year 2 will also be expected to spend at least 10 – 15 minutes on a piece of maths or literacy homework and an additional 5 – 10 minutes on a handwriting and spelling based task as well. Please note at this point that the homework set is differentiated to a level that your child can complete independently to a high quality standard. It will be an additional piece of work to support what has been covered previously in the week or in preparation for learning in the upcoming week. If your child finds the task difficult, please ensure to let us know, so we can support your child with the task that has been set.
Homework will continue to be set every Friday and should be returned on Wednesday.(Please also note that guided reading books should also be returned every Wednesday along with homework.)