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Welcome to Year Two!

 

Across the Spring Term our topic will be,

'Remarkable Rainforests'

Literacy

We will begin our term by exploring character descriptions. We will using the story of the ‘Great Big Hairy Boggart’ to help us with this. We are focusing on using adjectives, similes as well as improving our punctuation. We will also be writing a non-chronological report about an outing we have been on. Each week we will take part in guided reading or whole class reading. Some of use will continue to have daily phonics sessions. Any reading that we do at home will be very helpful to us all.

 

 

 

 

Maths

We will begin by exploring division and learn to divide by sharing and grouping.  We will make links between division and multiplication.  In addition to this we will learn about statistics.  We will also explore 2D and 3D shapes, and learn about position and direction. After half-term we will find out about fractions, including finding a half, a quarter and a third of shapes and numbers.  The children are also going to solve a range of problems involving money.  We will practise our addition and subtraction skills every day.

 

 

 

 

Science 

Our science topics this term are:- 

Habitats (locally and around the world).

Experiencing different types of scientific enquiry.

Other Subjects

In DT we will be finding out about healthy foods and will make a healthy snack.  After half term, our artwork will focus on printing linked to rainforest animals. During our Computing lessons this we will be photographers and begin to learn how we can edit a photo. After half term we will be using Google to undertake research about rainforests and then present our findings. Our PE lessons we will continue to focus on practising and developing our fundamental skills. In particular, dynamic balances, static balances, partner balances and ball skills. In RE we will be finding out about  ‘Leaders and Teachers’.  Our SMSC theme is People / Getting on and falling out’. We will use Circle Times,  Drama and Art to explore how to be good friends.

 


 Year 2 have P.E. on MONDAYS.  Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit in school at all times (including plimsolls), and ensure that they don’t wear any earrings on these days.  Spellings will be given out each Monday, and need to be learnt for the following Monday. Homework will be sent home on Friday, to be returned each week on Wednesday. 

We will continue to change our library books weekly, usually on a Wednesday.

 

 

 

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