The curriculum for Year 2 is topic based, this term we will base our learning on the topics – Remember, Remember.
Remember, Remember –
During this topic will look at the story of The Great Fire of London in detail. Big Writes will focus around this topic and hopefully a trip to Bridgend Fire Station. We will also be arranging for the Fire Service to visit school to discuss fire safety and under very controlled circumstances they will set fire to the children's models of Tudor Houses in Pudding Lane. Please provide your child with a shoe box so they can create their own Tudor house.
Language, Literacy, and Communication skills –
children will be starting Read, Write, Inc. this term and therefore they will be becoming more independent with their writing this term and will be expected to recall on their knowledge of sounds to enable them to build words correctly. Spelling patterns will reflect this and focus on sounds that can be spelt in different ways.
Spellings will be tested on a Friday. Please ensure that all spelling books are returned to school on a Friday to enable the children to do this.
We will continue to practise handwriting on a daily basis, the children will focus on joining their letters and our target this term is to start to join up our handwriting during Big Writes.
Our Big Writes will be a variation of texts and will link closely with Read, Write, Inc.
Children will continue to read as often as possible in school. We listen to children read individually on a weekly basis and often more. Please ensure that your child returns their books on the day stated on their red reading record. Your child will then have the opportunity to choose new reading books for the week ahead and read to an adult.
Reading books will be coming home for the first time in the week beginning 11th September, however children have been reading in school this week.
This term we will carry out a number of presentations within the class and focus on listening skills and speaking clearly in front of the class.
Mathematical Development –
Children will continue to have daily numeracy sessions following a mixture of Numicon, Collins scheme of work and the fundamental core numeracy program – Big Maths.
Big Maths – Autumn 2016
We will be learning to read and write bigger numbers up to 100 and multiples of 100! Children will group count daily, this term working on 1s, 2s, 5,s and 10's forwards and backwards which will link well with learning the 2, 3 and 5 times tables.
We will learn how to divide by sharing. Our learn its this term are – 6+6, 7+7, 8+8 and 9+9. (These will be learnt by heart, children should know the answers to these calculations as easily as they know their name!)
It’s nothing new:
Children will use their basic numeracy knowledge to begin adding, taking away and multiplying numbers by 10. We will continue to double and halve 1 digit numbers, and introduce partitioning to separate the parts of a 2-digit number.
We will learn about jigsaw numbers – numbers that bond together to make multiples of 10 and then 100.
During our calculation sessions we will progress our skills of addition, learning how to add any 2 digit number to another 1 digit number.
Subtraction will progress with children able to take any 1 digit number from a 2 digit number. We will then continue will the concept of subtraction as finding the difference between 2 numbers, using a number line to identify the jumps from the smallest to the biggest number.
Children will extend their knowledge of multiplying, learning how to multiply a 1 digit number by 10.
Division will concentrate on using our knowledge of multiplication facts to solve a division question.
Shape, data and measure:
We will also consolidate our knowledge of 3d shapes, fractions, and position. We will learn about capacity and use problem solving written questions to fully understand the meaning of capacity.
This term we will be using the iPads to take pictures and create collages. The children will also use purple mash and Microsoft Word to enhance all areas of the curriculum.
Physical Development –
Year 2 will continue to have PE on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your children have the school uniform P.E. kit for these days (this can be kept in school if required). PE kit should consist of black or navy jogging bottoms / shorts, a white t-shirt and suitable outdoor shoes. Other PE sessions will begin to take place outdoors too when your children will take part in Fundamental Sports sessions.
Personal & Social development, Well being and Cultural Diversity –
During our PSHE sessions we will explore emotions, how to relax our bodies when we feel tense or angry and how to deal with certain emotions. We will learn how to deal with conflict and discuss the importance of thinking before we act.
Your children will be discovering the world of Christianity through daily acts of worship and through play based activities within the setting. RE lessons will look at the honesty - The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Special belongings - How would you feel if something happened to your special item? and Bible story - The Unforgiving Servant. We will also look at different religious festivals such as Harvest.
Homework (spelling, maths and Big Write) will continue to be sent home on a Thursday although reading books will be changed on the day specified on your child’s red reading record.
If you have a specialist skill or knowledge with the class please let me know, you are always most welcome.
Best Wishes, Miss Farbrace
Ways to help your child:
Please ensure your children have school P.E. kit in on the relevant days.
Please return homework every MONDAY, these will be returned every THURSDAY.
Please make sure your child brings their reading book in to change on the correct day.
Please ensure your children have appropriate weather proof clothing which is clearly marked with their names.
Please ensure all of your children’s uniform is clearly marked with their names. We lose jumpers and cardigans on a daily basis and it is much easier to find their homes if they are clearly marked.
Ensure your children have a healthy snack for morning play time and also a drink. As we are a healthy school, we do not allow chocolate, crisps or biscuits in school. Drink bottles and snack boxes should be clearly labelled and only contain water. Please remember also that as we have children in school with nut allergies no nut products are to be brought into school.
Please check your children have their red bag with them every day and check its contents on a daily basis for correspondence from school.
If your children are away from school at any time, please inform the school as soon as possible and also provide a letter stating the reason. If we do not receive a letter we will have to mark your children with an unauthorised absence. Holidays within term time are unauthorised absences and a holiday request form should be completed prior to the children’s absence. These can be obtained from Mrs Money’s Office.