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Year 2

Lucy Dinham

Mrs Lucy Dinham

Year 2 Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 2!

 

Term 4 – Mythical Madness

In Year 2, the children have chosen to learn about mythical creatures! We will be using many of these fascinating beasts to help inspire our writing in stories, poems and fictional information texts such as how to trap and train a cyclops! Which will be great fun!

We will also be creating lots of artwork inspired by mythical creatures and composing music to accompany an exciting video clip of a dragon.

You will be able to come and see some of our learning at our class assembly, which is on the last day of term, Friday 27th March.

In our maths learning, we will be looking at division and fractions. Please keep encouraging your children to use the helpful program timetable Rock Stars or Numbots whenever they can as this really helps.

We will be learning about the religion of Islam and finding out more about what Muslim’s believe and what difference this makes to how they live. As well as this we will be learning more about why Easter is important to Christians.

We are looking forward to an excellent term of learning! As always, please ask me if you have any queries.

Many Thanks for your continued support.

Lucy Dinham

This term our school priorities are:

English (Handwriting)

-form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another

-start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left un-joined

-write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters

-use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.

Maths (Timestables)

-Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward.

-Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.

 

Term 3 – The Big Smoke!

Our Topic this term will be

The Big Smoke!

We will be learning about London both now and at the time of the Great Fire of London. We will write stories about visiting different parts of London, write information about London and learn all about why the Great fire of London is a significant part of history.

In our science learning, we will be looking at forces and linking this to the pushes and pulls that work the London eye and Tower Bridge.

Within our maths we will be looking at measuring, telling the time and multiplication.

In week 3, we will be selling items in our Pea Pod sale, So look out for posters advertising this!

Many thanks, Mrs Dinham

This term our School Priorities are:

Writing:

-segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many correctly

-learning new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are already known, and learn some words with each spelling, including a few common homophones

-learning to spell common exception words

-learning to spell more words with contracted forms

-distinguishing between homophones

-add suffixes to spell longer words, e.g. –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly

Maths:

-Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot.

-Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.

 

Term 2 – All Creatures Great and Small.

This term we will be working towards an awesome nativity performance, which will be brought to you in the form of ‘A Higgledy Piggledy Nativity’. This is a fun filled play which looks back on the traditional nativity through the eyes of messy animals!! It is sure to offer us lots of learning experiences as well as lots of fun and entertainment.

The play is based on animals, which offers us the perfect opportunity to explore some of our key skills about habitats, hot and cold countries and animal life cycles.

We will be getting our writing on to write invitations to people to ask them to come and watch our nativity! As well as writing a story based on the story ‘What the ladybird heard’.

Within our maths learning we will be beginning to add and subtract with the goal of adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers to/from 2 digit numbers. We will also be looking at map reading and directional language.

There are lots of exciting things to get ready for this term so we are going to be very busy!

Thank you for your continued support and please ask if you have any questions.

Mrs Dinham

 

Term 1 – I’ve got the Magic in me!

Our topic this term will be all about magic! We will be reading and writing stories about magic and beginning to learn the year 2 curriculum through these! We will also be thinking about a magic carpet ride around the world, where we learn more about the countries in the United Kingdom, the continents and the oceans.

Within our maths, we will be looking at place value, telling the time and money.

In week 3, we will be selling items in our Pea Pod sale, so look out for posters advertising this!

I hope your child has a wonderful first term in Year 2 and if there were anything, you would like to chat to me about then feel free to come and ask me.

Many Thanks, Mrs Dinham

Our school priorities this term are…

Handwriting

  1. form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another
  2. start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left un-joined
  3. write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters
  4. use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.

Timetables

  1. Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward.
  2. Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.