Welcome to Year 2
I'm so excited to be back as your teacher now Year 2, I hope you're excited too and are ready to get stuck into our last half term of learning.
This half term
Our theme this term is called 'Oh we do like to be beside the seaside' This is a history and geography focused theme and children will learn about beaches and holidays. We will be looking at how beaches change over time, and how the Victorians had fun on the beach. We will also be learning about the different habitats that you can find on the beach such as sand, rock pools and sea water.
In English we will be learning all about the Katie Morag stories and using them as a jumping off point for lots of different types of writing. We will be learning about persuasive writing and writing a holiday brochure, we will also be learning about letter writing and we'll be writing postcards, letters and invitations.
I am so proud of how hard year 2 have worked at their explanations in their Maths recently. This half term we will be doing column method for addition and subtraction with regrouping, as well as extending our multiplication and division skills from just the 2s, 5s and 10s to the 3s, 4s and 8s. Don't worry Year 2, you are more than ready for these challenges.
In reading we will be continuing to work on our inference skills, using pictures and short text to really understand how to infer information from a text and explain our ideas and understanding. We will also be having a focus on vocabulary and how to guess what a word means based on the sentence around it and other words we know.
There are many opportunities for reading with teachers during the school day so it is important that children do have a book and their reading record in school. You should read with your child as often as possible during the week at home, we expect that you will write in your child’s reading record at least 3 times a week, this is especially important in year 2.
We are continuing to practise the year 2 common exception rules (which are attached at the bottom of the page) we will keep practising these until we are absolutely sure of them ready for year 3.
PE is currently timetabled for Thursdays and Fridays but children should have their kit in school everyday. The children will continue to take part in Forest Schools, which happens on a Friday as one of our PE sessions. For this, children will need a waterproof coat, wellies, and either water proof trousers, or trousers that you don’t mind getting muddy/wet. Lots of children are struggling to find their kit on a Friday so it would be really helpful if everything was labelled and put into a named bag, which should go home weekly.
Resources are all provided for Year 2 children, they should not be bringing pencil cases to school.
Thank you for your continued support.
If you have any questions regarding any of the information above or regarding your child’s learning and progress, please do not hesitate to pop in and see me at the end of the day or alternatively make an appointment with the office.