Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to Year 2! For this first term, we will be learning about animals including humans.
Learning Challenge:We are going to be learning about different animals and their habitats, particularly bears. We will be looking at the basic needs of animals including humans and how they are suited to their different habitats. We will also be exploring different food sources for animals and simple food chains. We will be creating lots of artwork and exploring music linking to our topic.
English:We will be reading a story called ‘Bumblebear’, where a bear called Norman tries to fit into ‘Bee School’ in order to get more honey. Linking to the story, we will be writing a recount, a set of instructions and a character description. We will also be learning about nouns, verbs and adjectives.
Reading: On their first day of Year 2, your child was given a wallet containing a book to read at home and a reading record, as well as a bookmark of ideas to help you support your child with their reading. It is important that they read at home every day with an adult and that comments are being written in their record. Please make sure that your child brings their book to school every day and that they change their book once they have read it.
Please also encourage your child to come to early morning reading on their agreed day/s at 8:30am.
Maths:Our challenge is to know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables by the end of the year! Please support your child in learning these at home. For the first term, we will be looking at the place value of numbers up to 100, addition and subtraction and we will begin to learn about multiplication.
PSHE & RE: Year 2 will be taught PSHE by Miss Mallalieu and RE by Mrs Fowles.
Forest School: Over the year, children will take turns in going to Forest school with Mrs Schofield. Groups of six children will be chosen every half-term. These children will complete an outdoor learning session every week.
Homework:Home/school books will go home every Fridayand are to be returned by the following Tuesday. We encourage you to help your child with their homework and feel free to make any additional models etc. for your child to bring in to show the class. Please make sure your child is also practising the spelling words provided at the front of the homework book, which are again to be learnt by the end of the year, as well as times tables.
PE:This term, Year 2 will be doing PE with Mr Hatton on Wednesday mornings. They will also be doing Dance on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure that your child brings the correct kit for both of these. We will also be participating in The Daily Mile.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to catch me at the end of the day or first thing in the morning. I look forward to meeting you and thank you for your continued support!