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Year 2

Lucy Dinham

Mrs Lucy Dinham

Year 2 Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 2!

Term 6

In our final term 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.

We will be having a sports week too, where we will look at how our food grows, how to eat healthily and how to keep as fit as possible. In this week we will be doing lots of exciting PE activities and taking part in our sports day!

You will be able to come and see some of our learning at our class assembly, which is on the 5th July.

In our maths learning, we will be looking at problem solving using our calculation learning as well as becoming more confident with money and our timetables. Please keep encouraging your children to use the helpful program timetable Rock Stars whenever they can as this really helps.

During one of the last weeks, we will be making, advertising and selling something tasty in our pea pod sale, so look out for that too!

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
Objectives/ key skills to address these priorities this term -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 Times Tables
Objectives/ key skills to address these priorities this term -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 5 – A Toy’s Story.

This term we will be earning about Toys and Games from all over the world and from over time. We will be looking at the different types of games people play in other countries, as well as investigating how people of different generations played. This learning will help us learn more about our history and geography keys, including, using a source to answer questions about the past – why, what, who, how, using world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage and using information from resources given and own observations to ask and answer questions about locations
We will be investigating and learning more about how some toys and move in our science learning to help us find out more about pushes and pulls as examples of forces and explore and use mechanisms, such as, levers or sliders, in their products.
Within our writing, we will be imitating our own stories based on stories about toys that become real. We will read The Velveteen Rabbit and Pinocchio to get inspiration for our own stories.
Our maths learning this term will help us to learn more about time, shape, interpreting data and problem solving.
We may be asking or writing to people at home, to ask them for their experiences of Toys and games over their lifetime, so if you have anything to share, please let us know.

Term 5 – School Priorities

Term 4
It’s all about the HATS!
This term we will be linking all our learning to hats! We are going to be working together to organise an Easter bonnet parade, alongside Year 1 and foundation, for the whole school and community to take part in!
There will be lots to do in organising this! This is our plan so far

Easter Bonnet Competition

As well as organising this, we will be reading and writing about many fun and exciting stories about hats, using our story writing skills to change, innovate them and improve them!
Within our maths we will be measuring head to help us design the best hat, beginning to learn about division and fractions.
The theme of hats will also take us to look at different places around the world and the hats they wear as well as looking at different faiths and the hats that they wear.

Our school Priorities for this term are…
• Learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes for contracted forms
• Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.

Term 3
Run as run as fast as you can!
This term, we will be basing our learning around the classic story The Gingerbread man. We will be lucky enough to go the theatre in our second week of term and watch a live performance of this which will inspire our learning even more.
Within our writing, we will be writing alternative stories, newspaper reports and instructions about how to make gingerbread! We will also be writing to the Theatre Royal with a review of the show!
In the rest of our topic learning, we will be learning about how some of the ingredients in gingerbread grow and where they come from, the importance of eating the right amounts and types of food, how to stay hygienic and what happens to different materials when they are heated or cooled.
Within our maths this term, we will be using a lot of our measuring skills when we are cooking. We will also be looking at length, capacity and time. As well as this, we will be building on our learning about multiplication and division.
PE this term will be on a Monday.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Dinham

Y2 Priorities Term 3
English
Spelling
-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
Problem Solving
15. Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot.
16. Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.

Term 2 – Lights Camel Action!

This term we will be working towards an awesome nativity performance, which will be brought to you in the form of ‘Lights Camel Action’. This is a fun filled play which looks back on the traditional nativity story while inviting the characters to perform dances and be judged! It is sure to offer us lots of learning experiences as well as lots of fun and entertainment.
The play is set in Bethlehem, which offers us the perfect opportunity to explore one of our key skills about hot countries. We will also be looking at animals that live in hot countries, including camels! This will enable us to explore animal habitats more closely too!
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 an information text and story about camels!
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.
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

This term our School Priorities are:
Writing:
-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.
Maths:
-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.

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.

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

In week 2, 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 is anything you would like to chat to me about then feel free to come and ask me.

Many Thanks, Mrs Dinham

This term our School Priorities are:

Writing:

-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.

Maths:

-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