I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all my lovely presents I received. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a happy new year!
Please find below a small over view of what we will be learning in class over the term:
Topic Our topic for this half term will be Explorers- How Can we Explore Our World? It will focus on the History, Geography and Art curriculums. We will hopefully be making a visit to Stansted Airport, investigating maps, countries and continents, looking at the history of significant events / people as well as exploring different medias in art such as Paper Mache and oil pastels.
English In English this term our choice of text will support our topic work as we are starting with ‘Up’ which is based on a little boy who is an explorer. We will be using the text to explore characters, settings and storytelling, and then to develop our own writing skills and style which will help the children to write their own adventure story. A polite reminder, listening to your child read each night and reading to them is critical to their progress in English so please continue to do this as much as you can. This is still something we monitor.
Maths This term in Maths we are starting the new year with division and then moving on to fractions and shapes. Towards the end of the term we will be learning about statistics and finally an introduction to measurement: length and height.
Extra Notes Our P.E. days this term are Monday and Friday, however as always we will be flexible so please ensure P.E. kits are always in school. Hair should be tied back and children need to be able to remove their own earrings, if they choose to wear them to school.
Your child should bring their reading record and reading book to school every day, along with a named water bottle. All uniform, coats, and winter wear should be clearly labelled so that it can be returned to your child in the event that it is lost.
Homework will be sent home on a weekly basis and will include:
· Your child reading their reading book each night. This needs to be signed by the adult who heard them.
· A small piece of Maths or English. Your child should spend no longer than 15 minutes on this.
· Spellings. Your child’s progress will be reviewed at the end of each half term.
I am looking forward to another brilliant but busy term in Year 2. Any questions or worries please do come and speak to me.
Please click on the link below for KS1 Maths guidance: