Thames Year 2
Summer Term 2017
Year 2 – Thames
Welcome back! I hope you all had a fantastic Easter and are all ready for our final term in Year 2!
Here is some important information regarding your child’s learning this busy term…
LITERACY – We will be reading a range of fiction and non fiction texts this term and the children will have the opportunity to explore and create their own genres of texts. Some of these genres include; invitations, stories, instructions, letters and explanation texts. The children will also have the opportunity to develop their literacy skills through History, Geography and Science.
Reading – The children will have the opportunity to read each week in a guided reading group with ourselves. We will also be working on developing our reading comprehension skills through a range of both spoken and written questions.
Book bags – Reading at home is extremely important for all children. Please encourage your child to sit down and read their school reading book with you. Also please make sure they bring their book bag to school daily. Reading books will be changed once a week as long as someone from home has read with your child, written a brief comment and signed their name in the child’s reading diary. Each child has also been given a Bug Club username and password to enable the children to read online, answer questions and play games.
MATHS – In Maths we will be involved in a range of practical and written activities. We will continue to develop our confidence with 2 digit numbers and will look at the tens and ones in each number. We will be working hard on our times tables and using the four operations (+, -, x and ÷). We will improve our problem solving skills and mental arithmetic. We will be developing our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes as well as looking at different forms of measurement.
On Friday 30th June there will also be a ‘Maths Madness’ morning for all parents and carers to join their child to play maths based games. A letter will be sent out at a later date with more information.
SCIENCE – This term as Scientists we will be looking at light, seeing and plants. The children will have the opportunity to take part in simple experiments.
HUMANITIES – Our History and Geography topic this term is City of Culture. We will be learning more about our City which will involve the children exploring and producing information based on Hull Docks.
COMPUTING – The children will develop their computing skills in weekly sessions and extend these skills during other lessons.
RE – Children will be exploring the religions of Judaism and Islam
PE – We will be focusing on sports and field skills this term. Freddy Fit will also be working with the children to improve their fitness. Our PE lessons are on Mondays. Please ensure your child always has their PE kit in school as often we have extra PE activities or events for the children to take part in, as well as their ordinary weekly sessions. Please provide your child with an outdoor PE kit (leggings/tracksuit bottoms and a jumper), including appropriate footwear.
Please note: If your child has pierced ears you will need to provide plasters to cover them during PE. If earrings are not covered or taken out, I’m afraid your child will not be allowed to do PE. Thank you for your help and support with this.
HOMEWORK – The children receive homework on a half term basis and are asked to complete 6 out of 12 activities. Weekly spellings will be sent home, focusing on a different spelling pattern each week. Please help your child to learn these. Also help them to practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and corresponding division facts.
Please come and see us if you ever have any questions or queries.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Hogg, Mrs Wadley & Mrs Goodfellow