Welcome to Year 2
Our teaching team includes:
Mrs Hajir, Mrs O'Connor and Mrs Syed.
Year 2 is going to be a very successful year for your child and we will work in partnership with you to make sure that happens.
If you need to make an appointment to talk to the teacher, Mrs Hajir will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school and Mrs O'Connor will be available Thursdays and Fridays after school.
In Maths this half term the children will develop their understanding of the number system including numbers up to and beyond 100. They will be using practical equipment, familiar items and pictures to represent the numbers they are working with - children should understand the notion of grouping in tens i.e. 10 ones is the same as 1 ten and that in two-digit number, the first digit refers to the number of groups of ten. They should then extend this to 3 and 4 digit numbers.
Following on from the work in Year 1, this half term we will be finding a range of strategies for addition and subtraction. This will include problems using money and measurement. We will finish the term by extending our knowledge of 2D and 3D shape.
We will be reading and writing stories with familiar settings, for example; home, school, the supermarket etc. By using familiar settings to set our stories the children can focus on detailed character descriptions. We will be teaching daily grammar sessions which will help our descriptive writing. For example, the use of noun phrases to add detail, 'the mean and lazy farmer, who was always sleeping', instead of just 'the farmer'.
This term we are learning about Living things and their Habitats. We plan to investigate by observing a habitat and recording information over a period of time. This will include leaving school to make thorough observations of the local habitat.
This term we will be focusing on the content if the Bible. We will also look at the ancient Hindu religious festival. Later on in the term we will study the Lotus flower which is the Buddhist symbol of fortune.
Our Humanities focus is Geography this term and our topic is called 'Where in London is Barnaby Bear?' This will include a study of the local area where we will learn map reading skills. Barnaby Bear will be travelling all over the city and we have to find him using Geographical clues and our knowledge of where we live. We will be walking around the local area using our observing and recording skills.
PE is every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please could your child bring their PE kit on Tuesday. These can be left at school and then taken home again on Thursday. Please help your child to remember.
New PE kit consists of house colour t-shirt, black shorts or tracksuit and trainers.
Homework will be given out on Thursdays and it will be collected the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to complete this, to the best of their ability. This is important as it will help to embed the learning and new skills your child is being taught. They also need to be reading each evening and recording thoughts in their Home-reading book.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child please come and talk to our teaching team!