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Welcome to Year 2 for Spring 2 term everyone!
I hope that you have had a wonderful and restful half term break away from the screen and that the children are refreshed and ready for their exciting new learning this term, even though it is beginning online! This newsletter will provide you with all the information that you need regarding our expectations and class themes. Please do come to us with any questions that you have.
For the first 2 weeks of this half term the children will be writing a narrative based on two famous fables, ‘The Hare and the Tortoise and ’The Boy who Cried Wolf’. For the next two weeks they will be innovating a fable called ‘The Wind and The Sun’ and writing a diary entry from the view of the lion from the fable ‘The Lion and the Mouse’. Children will explore the lessons and morals of the story.
The children will also be learning to write an information text based on our science topic of life cycles of butterflies and humans.
Our PE days are Thursday and Friday for 2 Donaldson and Wednesday and Friday for 2 Browne.
Please ensure children have full PE kit in school everyday. It should only be taken home at the end of each half term.
Our topic in maths this term is Geometry – Properties of Shape and Fractions. We will explore the different properties of 2D and 3D shapes and use isometric paper to draw them accurately. We will then move on to learning about fractions, where children will learn to read and write fractions. They will find fractions of a shape, set of objects or quantity and write simple fractions for example, half of 6 = 3.
It is essential that children are practicing their fluency of numbers bonds and timetables regularly. Please take the time to help your child by practicing at home. If you are unsure of what type of games to use to make this learning time more engaging, come and speak to us, so we can best support you and your child.
This half term in science we will be learning about lifecycles. Children will classify animals according to their diets, match animals needs according to their habitats, understand that living things have off-spring that grow into adults, understand the life cycle of frogs and complete a diagram for the life cycle of a frog.
This half term in geography the children will be learning about the human and physical features of London. They will learn how to locate their homes on a map using an address and post code, plan a journey in the local area and devise simple maps to show their journey.
In history this half term we will be learning about Marie Curie and her achievements. Children will learn, who she was, what it was like to be a woman in science, why she is remembered today and understand her legacy.
In RE this half term children will be learning about the story of Easter and what happened to Jesus. They will learn that the crucifixion and resurrection are important to Christians, explore why some people did not like some of Jesus’ teachings, know that one of the reasons he was arrested was because of his teachings, explore what happened after Jesus died and consider what kind of people God chooses to meet with in the Bible.
- Homework: Please ensure that your child completes their daily homework, this will be set on Purple Mash and Mathletics. Spellings will also be set on Mondays with the homework. The spelling test will take place each Friday.
- Reading: Please encourage your child to read every evening and listen to them. It is important you discuss the story with them to ensure they understand what they are reading.