In literacy this half term we will be focusing on all the skills the children learnt in the Autumn term and embedding them before we move on to some more challenging work. We will be writing stories about space, pretending that we've been to space and recording our trip in the form of a recount. We will be ensuring that we have all the right grammar in our sentences such as full stops and capital letters in the right places. Making sure that we use adjectives, advers, suffixes and prefixes to make our writing more intersting for the reader.
Children need to make sure they know the year 2 common exeption words, being able to read and write them using their phonics to help them along the way.
We will be getting ready for SATS soon (May) If you feel you need any support with these, then please come to see the teachers for an informal discussion about how to help at home,
Please support us with anything extra you could help with at home such as practising the skills above and reading as often as you can with your child.
We are starting off this new Spring term looking at multiplication and division. We will learn how to divide and multiply using our 2's, 5's and 10 timestables. We will then do some work on fractions, time and shape. Please ask your child what they have been learning that week and look for these at home. For example : What shapes can you see around the home? Can you descibe them to me? What time is it now? What time will it be in half an hour? Try cutting a cake up into quarters, thirds and half!
We will look closely again at number. We will still be practising how to count in 2's, 5's and 10's. We will look at these numbers represented in different ways such as in words, numbers, pictures, ten rods and ones and really try and get a good in depth knowledge of what this number actually is. Children have already started to use additiona and subtraction sentences with double digit numbers. Please practise these at home too!
Our topic is SPACE!
We will do all of our geography, history, music, art, RE, science, D&T and ICT around the topic Space. We are very excited about this topic as we have some lovely things We also have some exciting activities that can get the parents involved so watch this space!