Welcome to Year Two
Meet the Teaching Staff
Our names are Miss Hawkins in Major Oak class and Mrs Cox in Robin Hood class and we are lucky enough to teach Year 2. We also work alongside Mrs Glover and Mrs Fletcher.
Spring 1 Overview
This half term the children will be learning about Africa. We will be using atlases to identify the Continents and Oceans as well as the different countries within Africa. We will be comparing a country within Africa to the UK.
In English, we will be researching meerkats and using this information to produce non-chronological reports. We will be using some good quality texts to support our story writing. This term we are trialling how we teach reading a little differently. We will be reading as a class rather than in groups for guided reading so we are looking forward to this. We will continue to listen to your child read individually at least once per half term in order to assess their book band level.
In Maths, we will be focussing on measures, fractions and missing numbers. Please continue to encourage your child to use Doodlemaths regularly. Occasionally we will be setting tasks for your child to do at home that link to the work we have been covering in school.
In Science, we will be concentrating on living things and their habitats which also links nicely to our Africa topic.
In Art, the children will be creating some Africa sunset pictures and will be designing, making and evaluating musical instruments in Design.
In RE, the children will be looking at what a good leader is and will be learning about what sort of a leader that Mother Teresa was.
PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays this half term. Please ensure earrings are removed and children have indoor and outdoor kit in school at all times.
Please continue to record in your child’s school diary when they have read to be in with a chance of receiving certificates and a prize at the end of term. This can also be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers and they will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day.
SPRING 1 HOMEWORK
Please click on the link to view our homework for this half term. In addition to the Bingo Homework, we would like the children to practise the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables as well as learn the Year 1 and 2 spellings in the children’s reading diaries.
PE is every Monday and Wednesday. We ask the children to bring kit suitable for indoor and outdoor sessions. Please make sure each item of clothing is clearly named. This should include:
- White T-shirt
- Navy shorts (indoor PE)
- Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)
As teachers, we know that what may seem a little problem to an adult, can be a massive problem to a child – so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child!