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.
As usual the Spring Term will be fun-filled and very busy!
Here are some of the things
we will be learning about:
This half term our
This term in science we are going to be looking at different plants and animals and why they live in certain places.
We will be looking at the differences between human and physical features in the landscape. We will be looking at our home town and be able to say what we like or do not like about and suggest what could be done to improve it.
We are going to learn about algorithms, creating and debugging simple programs.
This term we will be learning about Hinduism and Islam. At Easter we will find out why this is a special time of year for Christians.
In art, we are going to be studying the work of Georgia O'Keefe.
In design technology we are going to cook a simple dish and find out where our food comes from.
We will be listening and discussing different kinds of recorded music and playing some instruments ourselves.
Until half term we are going to learn how to play team game. After half term we will be dancing!
Our history lessons will be around changes, so we might need some help! We will be comparing what we do as children to what our parents and grandparents did when they were young.
We will be finding out how to look after other living things - and why we need to!
P.E.: we will be doing PE on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning until Easter. 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 Tuesday and Wednesday. 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!