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Year 2

 

Year 2 Spring Term 

 

Things to remember

  • School opens at 8:40am each day and all children are expected to be in class by 8:50am. Late arrivals please report to the office.
  • School finishes at 3:00pm
  • Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned no

later than the following Wednesday

  • Spellings are given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
  • PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Kit consists of a t-shirt, shorts and indoor pumps.

For Parents / Carers – Supporting your child at home

Please continue to help your child by

  • Ensuring all possessions, including uniform have names on
  • Encouraging your child to be as independent as possible
  • Listening to them read regularly and practising their phonics
  • Practising maths skills – especially times tables (2, 5 and 10)
  • Practicing Year 2 Common exception words
Encouraging and supporting with homework

Reading

Children will be rewarded for reading at home and this will be celebrated in Friday assembly.

  • Bronze award – 18 books
  • Silver award – 36 books
  • Gold award – 54 books

Children need to bring their record to school each morning for checking

Key Dates               

 

  • World Book Day – Thursday 5th March
  • Sport Relief Week – Beginning Monday 9th March
  • Year 2 kitchen event – Thursday 12th March
  • Whole class photos – Wednesday 18th March
  • Week of 23rd March – parental drop ins for guided reading, days / times TBC
  • Science Roadshow – Monday 23rd March
  • Wear a hat day – Thursday 26th March (Raising funds for Brain Tumour Research)
  • World Autism Awareness Day – Wear something blue - Thursday 2nd April
  • Last day of term - Friday 3rd April 2020
  • Children return to school – Monday 20th April

                 

 Further diary dates will follow as additional events and celebrations are organised. Star Assemblies will continue to be on Fridays at 2:30pm. Please remember that for health and safety reasons, parents and carers are no longer able to come to the front to take pictures or celebrate with their children as the assembly finishes so close to home time. Photos can be taken throughout the assembly as long as they do not include other children.

Curriculum – What will the children be learning about during this half term?

Our key text: The Owl and the Pussycat

 

English:

In English we will be reading the poem, ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’. We will be working towards writing our own version of the poem using rhyming couplets. We will also be writing a set of instructions for how to make a cake. We will continue to learn year 2 spelling patterns.

 

Maths:

In maths we will be learning about properties of shapes and fractions. We will continue to practise our multiplication and division facts.

 

Geography:

We will be identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom. We will also be learning about human and physical features of a small area of the United Kingdom.

 

Science:

This term we will be continuing our work on materials. We will be testing different materials and discussing their suitability for different jobs. We will also be learning about the importance of recycling.

 

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