Hello and welcome to Year 2!
Our teacher is Miss Coleman and our teaching assistant is Mrs Edwards.
We will begin the half term by looking at the book 'Diary of a Killer Cat'. All writing opportunities will come from events and characters in this book. They will draw on writing skills that they have previously learnt to compose a character description, a letter and a set of instructions.
We will begin by solving missing number addition and subtraction problems. The children will also discover whether the order of the numbers in an addition and a subtraction calculation can be changed. Before the SATs week we will have a recap on shape, measure and statistics.
This half term our new topic is Florence Nightingale. We will find out why she is an influential person and how she helped others. The children will also compare similarities and differences between medical care now and in Victorian times. Finally they will think about what they would like to be when they are older and what they need to do in order to get there.
Our new topic is Everyday Materials. We will begin by identifying natural and man-made materials. Then the children will recognise what everyday objects are made from and describe the suitability of common materials. Lastly we will look at what effect recycling has on the environment around us.
This half term the children will be learning why and how special places and symbols help people show what they believe in.
Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. This term the children will be taking part in athletic games and activities to improve running, throwing, catching and team work skills. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Although we will use pumps for indoor PE sessions, trainers are advisable for outdoor PE.
Year 2 SATs will take place from Monday 21st to Friday 25th May. The children will sit the papers in the mornings and in the afternoons we will be completing activities of the children’s choosing. During this week please ensure that your child has sufficient sleep and that they come to school on time. Do not worry about completing homework during SATs week instead spend time playing with your child.