Welcome to Year Two!
During the Autumn term we will have a “Lights of London” theme. We will learn about our capital city and one of it's famous historical events; The Great Fire of London.
Across the autumn term we will be reading a range of stories, including traditional tales. We will develop our story writing skills and start to use different grammatical features to make our writing even more exciting. We will also focus on non-fiction texts linked to our topic work. Throughout the term we will be learning and consolidating letter sounds as well as beginning to learn the spellings for Year 2 from the National Curriculum. We will also continue with our whole class reading sessions.
This term we will be counting forwards and backwards in ones, twos, fives and tens. We will be consolidating our knowledge of place value and the value of each digit in a 2-digit number. In addition to this we will also continue to practise our addition and subtraction skills and we will begin to use simple multiplication in the form of repeated addition. We will take part in a variety of measuring activities which include 2D and 3D shapes and money. We will be securing our recall of basic number facts.
Our science topics this term are:-
Experiencing different types of scientific enquiry.
This term we will be using ‘fire’ as an inspiration for our art work. During these art lessons, we will be using a range of materials to make our pictures. After half term, our DT work will focus on the work of a designer which we will use to design a new London bus. In music, we will begin to look how to use instruments to create sounds. During our Computing lessons we will begin to look at non-computer and computer based programming. PE will be made up of dance and games. During our games lessons we will be practising and developing our fundamental skills. In RE we will be looking at ‘Beliefs’, from both the Christian and Jewish perspective. Our SMSC theme is ‘Changes’.
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.
Hopefully the weather will be getting warmer. Please make sure your child has a bottle of water and a sunhat.