Welcome to the Summer Term of Year Two!
We will begin our term by exploring the story, 'Grandad's Island'. We will using the story to help us with write setting descriptions, a letter and our own version of the story. We are focusing on using adjectives, different sentence openers, conjunctions and continuing to try and improve our punctuation. After half term we will be continuing to develop our story writing and having a go at writing poems. Each week we will take part in guided reading or whole class reading. Some of us will continue to have daily phonics sessions. Any reading at home will be very helpful to us all.
We will continue to practise our adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing and using these operations to solve tricky word problems. In addition to this, we will learn to read the time to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour. Some of us will tell the time to 5 minutes. After half-term we will find out about position and direction as well as finding the capacity and weight of objects During these lessons we will continue to practise our mental maths skills and recall of facts on a daily basis.
Our science topics this term are:-
Throughout these two topics we will experience different types of scientific enquiry.
In DT we will be using our sewing skills to make puppets. After half term, our artwork will focus on our painting skills. During our Computing lessons we will collect data and use simple software to present our findings in simple charts including; pictograms. Our PE lessons we will continue to focus on practising and developing our fundamental skills. In particular, our ball skills where we will be throwing, catching and kicking. In RE we will be finding out about symbols in Christianity and Judaism. Our SMSC themes are Choices / 'Going for Gold’. 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.