We will change the home reading books every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please do not worry if
you don’t get the opportunity to read every night, keep the book until your
child has read it to you, then sign the diary to say it has been read. However, reading is not just about reading the words, it is far more than that. Understanding what the children are reading about is essential. Ask your child questions about their book, e.g. what is...., what does that word mean?.... How do you know?.... What do you think will happen next?.... Can you think of a different ending for the story? It is far more important to really engage with a book, remember it is not a race to see who can get into the highest band first! We assess the children's reading on a number of criteria.
Happy New Year!
Our Spring Term topic will be
As usual it will be a very busy term with lots to do and learn.
Here are some of the things
we will be learning about:
This is a science-based topic where we will be looking at animals, including humans up until half term and then plants in the second half term.
We will be able to:
Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body. We will be taking a closer look at the five senses
Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
We will know that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
We will also be conducting simple experiments and investigations.
In geography, we are looking at place knowledge where we will use aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features. We will be studying the geography of our school and its grounds.
In our computing lessons we will be learning about algorithms and their importance in computer programming.
Our art and design technology lessons will focus on colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space and we will be making our own sculptures!
In music we will explore and create our own music with instruments.
History: we will be looking at local changes within living memory – what was our area like when you were younger? What about your parents/grandparents?
Personal, social and emotional learning will involve looking after other living things, for example pets. How do we meet the basic needs of different kinds of animals?
P.E.: we will be doing PE on Wednesday and Thursday mornings this half term. On Thursday, we are delighted to have Mr. Barnes in again who will be doing gymnastics with us. Please make sure your child has their named PE kits in school for these days.
Year 2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar booklet
Year 1 Expectations Booklet for Parents
Year 2 Expectations Booklet for Parents
- The days children do P.E. on change every half term. This term we will be doing PE on Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (T-shirt, shorts and pumps/trainers) and that all items are clearly labelled with their name. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed independently and quickly in school!
The children are allowed to bring in a water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day. It is school policy however, that drinks must be water only. Please make sure your child's name is written clearly on their water bottle.
Would you please make sure that your child does not bring in toys from home as we have found that these are often the cause of upset, especially if they are lost or damaged.
Snack in 1-2T is slightly different from Reception. For 20p a day (£1 weekly), the children can buy fruit at morning playtime. Free fruit is still given to all children each afternoon.
I am sure that you will understand that it is very important that you tell me if someone different is to collect your child at the end of the day - and I do like to confirm their identity before releasing your child!