welcome to class 2
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF!
Everybody knows the story of Cinderella, but what about if Cinderella lived in space? On a brand new planet? And fixed rockets?
Well Year 2 are taking the story 'Interstellar Cinderella' as our inspiration as we embark on our own imaginary journey into outer space.
Within design and technology we will create our own rockets, focusing upon creating a strong and stable structure. As historians we will learn about the moon landing of 1969 and the significant people involved within this.
We will use our outdoor area and the school grounds as much as possible to enhance our learning and provide real life contexts.
Over the weeks I am sure this topic will build and develop as the children explore and investigate further. We will keep you updated with our discoveries!
We are really enjoying our theme in school and we hope that the children are sharing their learning and achievements with you at home.
As always our English and Mathematics skills are of upmost importance. We will link our learning as much as possible within the context of our theme to make our learning interesting and enjoyable.
Within this sequence of learning we are focusing upon...
The writing skills of:
Present tense and Past tense, including the progressive form of the tense.
e.g. I am walking. I was walking. They are walking. They were walking.
Four different sentence types (statement, question, command and exclamation) and when it is appropriate to use each type.
Punctuation - capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas, apostrophes (for contractions and possession)
The spelling skills of:
Adding suffixes to words (-ed, -ing, -er, -est, -y, -ful, -less, -ly, -ness, -ment).
The reading skills of:
Sequence of events - how and why events link together.
Discussing the meaning of new vocabulary we meet.
Answering questions about what we have reading including making inference.
P.E. – Monday
Miss Edwards will teach the class on Thursday morning when Miss Campbell has her PPA time.
Homework will be given on Thursday and will be returned the following Wednesday.
Reading percentages are calculated on a Thursday. Reading records are checked twice a week. Children need to read at least three times a week.
FAME (Whole class violin lessons) will take place on Thursday led by Mrs Howles.
Library - Friday (children can borrow a book from our school library. They must return their chosen book in order to borrow another one)
Forest School - Friday. Please make sure wellies and a change of clothes are in school.
We value the support you can give your child at home in helping to develop the basic skills of English and Mathematics.
In Year 2 we hope that children will be engaged in some form of homework for approximately 10-15 minutes per night. Most of this time will be used to read with your child and discuss what they have read. Reading stories on a regular basis helps children develop a sense of the story structure and fires their imagination.
The children will be given a spelling activity as well. These will usually be based on the phonics and/or spelling patterns we have been learning during the week. We will also focus upon the spelling of high frequency words.
The children will have one additional piece of homework which will help to embed the mathematics or literacy learning we have covered during the week.
On occasions additional activities and suggestions may be sent home to support your child's development.
The areas of mathematics still to explore are:
Measure - length, height, capacity, volume and temperature
We will continue to revise effective methods to add, subtract, multiply and divide. We will use these skills to help us solve word problems.
Our science theme at present is 'Plants'. We will discover how seeds and bulbs can grow into plants. We will also find out about and discuss what plants need in order to grow and stay healthy.
We will use our scientific knowledge to enable us to create a bee friendly garden over this term.