Year 2 2018 - 2019

Mrs Platt

Mrs Platt

Year 2 Teacher

Welcome to Year Two    Spring Term 2019  

Welcome to our Spring Term in Year 2.  

Welcome to an exciting Spring Term in Year 2.  I hope that you all had a fabulous Christmas holiday.  The children worked so hard in the Autumn term and finished with an amazing performance of 'The Inn-Spectors'.  I was so proud of them all.

Our topic this term is ‘Commotion in the Ocean'.

Our mission this term: to become a team of daring ocean explorers who are always ready to dive into action! We will be learning about the United Kingdom and then travelling the seas and exploring new islands and underwater worlds.  We will be learning about our history with the sea – focusing on The Titanic and Grace Darling.  We will become Marine Biologists and learn all about the amazing sea creatures who live in our oceans and how we can help protect them. We will also go on  amazing adventures with pirates and mermaids and perhaps find some lost treasure!

At the end of March we have our overnight trip to Tattenhall to look forward to.  It will be such fun – I can’t wait!

Our science work is focussing on 'Materials and the uses of everyday materials' and then we are moving on to finding out about 'Living Things' and 'Habitats'.

Our Talk for Writing work is going to begin with poetry about the ocean.  Next, for our story writing we will create a story using the theme 'A magic brush' where a greedy emperor sails to an island.  We will write a non-chronological report about a sea creature.  I hope the children don't chose a scary creature!   We will also have lots of super books to read such as 'The Whale and the Snail and 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch'.

As mathematician we will be using White Rose and focussing on money, multiplication, division, measures and geometry.

We have such a busy term planned.  I hope you are excited about your new challenges!

Can all children have a filled water bottle everyday.   Thank you.

Ways to help at home:

The children are welcome to bring in any books or relevant objects to share with the class (please name them) connected with our topic.  The children could also use the internet, with your support, and visit the local library to find any interesting facts.

Reading Books (3 Scheme Books and 1 Choosing Book)

Books are changed once a week and your child's book change day is written in their diary.  3 books will be issued for the week from the schools reading scheme.  Please discuss the books with your children to help them to develop a greater understanding of the book.  Challenge them to see if they understand the meaning of words they are reading.  You will be surprised at how many children can read difficult words but have no idea what the word means.  The children are also given the opportunity to choose a book of their own choice – in response to the reading questionnaires that were given to both parents and pupils we have recognised that the children would like more choice with their reading books.  Whilst the scheme books have a job to do in teaching the children the skills to become competent readers the idea of the choosing book is that it is one your child is interested in and it is a book is to be shared and enjoyed with an adult.  THE CHILDREN ARE NOT EXPECTED TO READ THE BOOK INDEPENDENTLY TO YOU AS WITH THE READING SCHEME BOOK.  Please make sure that your child has their reading books in school everyday as your child will also be reading individually in school to a member of staff or a parent helper.

The children are in new Kagan Groups.

The book change days will be as follows:

  • Blue and Green: Monday

  • Gold and White: Tuesday

  • Red and Yellow: Wednesday

  • Orange and Silver: Thursday

Homework

Homework is given out on a Friday and needs to be returned (named) by the following Thursday in their Homework Folder.  The homework will either be literacy, numeracy or topic based.  

Each week the children will have either spellings or mental maths to learn at home and the children will be tested on the learned spellings or maths on a Thursday. 

PE

Our PE slots this term will be on Wednesday afternoon and a Friday morning.

- Indoor /outdoor kit (shorts and t’shirt) with pumps or trainers will be needed.  

- Outdoor kit (joggers and jumper) with trainers will  be needed.

I can't wait to get started......

Mrs J Platt

 

 

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