Class 2 2023 - 2024
I hope you all had an enjoyable summer and I can’t wait to hear all about it! I have planned some fun and exciting activities for our first few weeks back.
Please bring the following items with you every day:
- Lunch box (if you are not having a school lunch)
- A healthy morning snack
- Water bottle
- Book bag
Below, I have included some key information regarding the first half term in year 2:
In Literacy, we will focus on the book ‘Troll Swap’ by Leigh Hodkinson. This book will form part of a new Literacy scheme of work which we will be following.
Our Numeracy lessons will be based on broadening our knowledge of place value. We will first be looking at reading and writing numbers to 100; in words and numerals. We will then move onto recognising numbers and understanding the composition of two digit numbers. In Year 2, we are aiming to keep Numeracy practical and engaging, so in some weeks I may send home numeracy games for homework.
In Topic lessons, we will become more familiar with surroundings of Nantwich and the British Isles. We will be using a range of equipment such as iPads, maps, atlases and globes to broaden our geographical knowledge. We will be using some great apps, such as Google Earth and Pic Collage to help us complete our work.
Our Science lessons will focus on the children learning about a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there. They will learn to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive, and apply this in a range of contexts. Along the way, they will make observations of a local habitat and the creatures that live there, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them.
Our PE lessons this half term, will be on a Tuesday morning with Mr Gibbons and on a Friday afternoon. Please wear your Highfields Academy red top with black shorts/tracksuit bottoms (depending on the weather) and trainers. Children may also bring a red jumper too.
Homework, as in Year 1, will be given out on a Friday and is due in by the Wednesday of the following week. This will be published on Tapestry.
Some children will be having extra catch up sessions in Phonics and Spelling. These sessions will be fun but with a clear focus and are intended to help by giving confidence to write and spell through games and a variety of spoken and written activities.
For this half term, Miss Addis’ PPA time will be on Thursday afternoon. During this time Mrs Walker will be teaching Year 2 RE and Art.
It is very important that the children continue to read regularly at home, as this builds up their fluency and will continue to build on their comprehension skills. Please remember to record any reading completed at home in your child/children’s reading diary. To develop your child/children’s thirst for books, reading to your child and discussing stories develops their range of vocabulary and their love for books.
Don't forget Tapestry is our main way of communication.
I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask. My door is always open.
I am looking forward to having a fantastic year with all your children.
Below, are some suggested websites for fun maths games that link to the Year 2 curriculum. Enjoy!
(We are working at level 2)
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