Welcome to Summer!
This is a very important half term for Year 2 as they work towards completing their SATs tests at the end of May the tests inform our teacher assessment.
This half term our topic is ‘Wriggle and Crawl’. We will explore a range of topics such as: exploring things that are living, not living and have never been alive, insect habitats and the lifecycle of a butterfly.
The Power of Reading text that we will be reading in literacy is called the ‘The Man on the Moon.’
The book is about a man called Bob who lives on earth but travels to the Moon each day for his job looking after the moon. Ask the children to retell you the story of ‘The Man on the Moon.’
We also have a list of higher level vocabulary words (HLV) which we will clarify the meaning of and use in our writing to make it more interesting. The words are: fantastic, responsible, fetch, entertain, performs, occasionally, grubby, patiently, souvenir, equipment.
We will continue to follow the Read Write Inc spelling programme in class and your child will bring home weekly spellings on a Monday and Tuesday to learn for a test, every Thursday and Friday.
The children have been introduced to a more independent way of working throughout their maths lessons to help deepen their understanding and independence and will continue using the 5-part model starting with a practical representing task and once they are fluent with a skill they can reason and explore a rich task.
The children should still be learning their 2, 3, 5 & 10 times tables as part of their homework at home also and get tested on these regularly in order for the children to move up the times tables ladder.
This half term P.E. will be on a Wednesday but we would like the children to bring in their P.E. Kits on a Monday morning and take them home on a Friday afternoon. P.E. kits consist of a coloured t-shirt depending on which house your child is in (red for Riverside, blue for Transporter, green for Dorman and yellow for Albert), black shorts and P.E. shoes for outside.
Could you please make sure your child’s name is written inside their cardigans and jumpers as well as their P.E. Kits.
The children have a homework book with six different activities to complete throughout this half term. The children are only expected to complete two of these tasks throughout the half term but of course if they would like to do more please encourage this at home.
Spellings will be given to the children on a Monday and Tuesday. The children are to spend at least 10 minutes a night practicing and completing their spelling sheets. The most important part of the children learning their spellings is to make sure they are using them correctly at all times in their writing, not just for the test.
We will begin sending maths questions home as we work towards the SATs tests.
If you have any questions about homework, please come and speak to us. If you have any questions or need any advice. If you need any language support, please let us know; we have Punjabi/Urdu speakers available and Mrs Thomas will be very happy to help with Arabic and Farsi.
Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school every day and, if possible, try to hear them read every night. Talk about the book and what happened, encourage your child to answer simple questions and link the story/events to their everyday life.
Click on the links below to play some interactive learning games with your children. There are also some useful sites for parents too.
BBC KS1 Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/
BBC KS1 Bitesize Science Clips: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/science_6_7.shtml
You will have the opportunity to come and see your child’s work at the end of term. We will invite you in to hear them singing ‘I wanna be in a band’ and show off their robot homework. However if you don’t want to wait until the end of term please speak to your child’s teacher as they will be more than happy for you to come in after school.
Thank you for your continued support.
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