Welcome to Year 2

Summer Term 1 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

This Half Term, Class 2 are exploring the history topic of ’Great Explorers”. Our learning will allow us to discover more about the significant people in living memory who have discovered new places. We are also starting our amazing Science topic of Plants where we will learn what plants need to survive and also visit an allotment to compare with our own (which is only in its infancy!).

English

This term in English, we will be studying an exciting monster book called Supertato. We will use this book to do some reading, comprehension and drama, along with writing our own monster story. Later this term we will write a recount of our visit to the allotment.

We are working on a range of different spellings to help us. Our current focus is on prefixes and suffixes. We are also learning how to write our letters to a consistent size within handwriting.

Within Guided Reading, we shall be learning a range of different techniques including reading fluently. Then we shall learn how to answer questions based on the text. We will be learning how to use VIPERS to help us. This also prepares us for when we move into Year 3!

Maths

This term the maths curriculum will cover telling the time, counting coins and using money and the properties of 2d and 3d shapes. Again, we will continue to recap areas of mathematics taught previously such as number bonds and number awareness which is a crucial element of the Primary Curriculum. We will also continue to work on our fluency. We encourage children to continue to embed their timetables knowledge using Times Table Rockstars as much as possible because a secure knowledge of these facts assists across the maths curriculum.

Reminders

PE will be on Monday (Gymnastics) and Thursday (Run, Jump, Throw). All children should bring a PE kit. This can come on the first day of term and stay all term. Please ensure that uniform is labelled so that we can ensure that the children keep their own clothes safe. If your child forgets their PE kit on PE day you will receive a telephone call that morning asking you to bring your child’s kit that day.

Reading is key in a child’s development. Please continue to read every day with your child. We will continue to monitor reading diaries so please ensure that reading books and reading diaries are in school every day,

If it is raining in the morning, when you drop your children to school, please bring them straight to the classroom door.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to meet me at the end of the day outside the classroom. I shall be using Class Dojo regularly to communicate with you. Please check this daily to see any updates. You can also send me a message on Class Dojo.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Day

Class 2 Teacher

May 2022

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