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Welcome to Year 2. We can’t wait to see you on Monday 12th September 2016.
The Year 2 class is led by Miss Addae. She will be helped by Miss Cassell and Mr Earle
This half term our topic is London. We will be learning all about The Great Fire of London.
We will practise phonics, reading and spelling in our Read, Write Inc. lessons and Guided reading lessons and will write in a variety of genres in our Literacy lessons. We will focus on some interesting stories and information books about the Great Fire of London.
In Maths, we will be working with numbers to 100 through counting, making number patterns and number bonds. We will practise adding and subtracting and multiplication and division by 2, 5 and 10.
In Science, we will be looking at the uses of everyday materials. We will look at which materials are better for different objects and carry out different science experiments to test our predictions. We will see which objects and materials we can change the shapes of by bending, squashing and stretching.
We have had a fantastic end to our first half term, celebrating Black History Month and learning all about Rosa Parks. We were also lucky enough to take part in a fun and engaging African Drumming workshop, where we were able to practise some drumming on some hand-made drums from Ghana. Nightingales have also enjoyed showing off their creative side, as we have just finished making our very own London-themed vehicles, which we would love to share with you at our Show My Learning party on Friday.
After the half term, Year 2 have lots of exciting things coming up! We will be learning all about the Victorians. In Science, we will be returning to our class favourite topic: Animals! In Maths, we will be using our knowledge of number that we have built up this half term to support us in measuring and length, before moving onto multiplication and division. When writing, please support your child to ensure they are using the basics: capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and ensuring numbers are formed correctly and facing the correct way.
Nightingales have had a fantastic return to school, with a wonderful Victorian dress up day to launch our new History topic about The Victorians. A big well done to those children who dressed up – you all looked great! The children have enjoyed learning about the Victorian era, especially comparing present day schools to Victorian schools.
We have begun our maths learning with weight and mass, focussing on grams and kilograms and will then be moving onto reading and recording data. We will then be using our knowledge of number to support us with multiplying and dividing.
We have had a change of plan for science – this half term we will be planting our own seeds and investigating what seeds need to germinate. We will be watching our seeds grow and recording their growth in a diary.
We have just celebrated Anti-Bullying Week and have discussed what bullying is and if children feel like they are being bullied to seek help from an adult.
Nightingale Class have had a wonderful end to their first term in Year 2. Through their independent writing, they really focussed on punctuation, capital letters and conjunctions. They were also looking at what makes a good sentence as well as proofreading their own work to spot any errors they may have made.
In Maths, last half term, we were working on multiplication and division, specifically looking at the 2, 5 and the 10 times tables. All of the children made huge progress with their mental times tables, so please carry on working on this at home. Nightingales have finished their topic on The Victorians, unfortunately they were not able to visit Alexandra Palace; hopefully we will enjoy another trip next term.
This half term, Nightingales will be moving on to learning about Natural Disasters in literacy and Living things and their habitats in science. In Maths, we will be moving onto money and then 2D and 3D shapes. In our design and technology unit, we will be looking at homes around the world, which links nicely into comparing climates between England and Jamaica!
Please ensure your child continues with writing independently at home as well as practising their times tables. Thank you as always for all your support, Happy New Year!
For more information, please do click here, to see our curriculum map for the year