Who is the Queen?
What is a family tree?
What happened at the Coronation?
What would we have watched on T.V. back then?
Did they have iPads in the fifties?
Was there a band like One the Direction?
The children have been challenged to find as many TION words as they can... We are collecting them and adding them to the class army camouflage window. Keep searching and bringing them in!
We have mental maths daily, including fast recall of number bonds and children will begin to learn their tables. The new curriculum expects children to be able to tell the time in minutes past and to know digital equivalents by the end of the year 2. This is a huge ask of young children and will require constant input throughout the year. Children will talk about numbers to 100 and beyond and share what they know about them and link their knowledge.
Summer Term's focus will be:
Calculating fractions of numbers, pictures and shapes
Adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers
Knowing when to + -x or ÷ when answering word problems
Telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.
Measuring how heavy, long or full something is.
Solving missing box questions eg 15+?=22
Knowing the properties if 2D and 3D shapes.
Calculating doubles and halves.
This is a huge part of year 2. Children will get at least 2 books each week. one, sometimes two, will be guided texts chosen my me. The other will be a free choice made by your child from the appropriate level. Children need 4 reads at home each week to be in the Friday assembly and get a sticker on their bookmark. We have 1/2 hour of reading activities each morning so reading folders will need to be in school every day. A huge emphasis will be developing good reading comprehension skills. Children will be asked to answer verbal and written questions about what they have read. You can really support your child through asking questions about what they have read and asking children to locate information/answers in the text.
Summer Term's Focus
We will be completing lots and lots of reading comprehensions, both orally and written, looking at different types of questions and knowing how to answer them.
Adam is an all round good worker. He is always helpful and does his best to keep our classroom tidy. He always does his best, listening carefully and doing his best work in every subject. Adam is a great asset to our class and a good role model.
Lily always does her best in everything she does, always working hard. She takes pride in her work and fixes any errors straight away. Lily is a great asset to our class as she has an excellent attitude and is a good role model. We believe she is destined for greatness.
We have PE every Monday and Thursday afternoons. Additional sessions may take place during the week so I would suggest children bring their kit every Monday and leave it in school until Friday when it can go home to be washed. Year 2 are lucky enough to swim every Friday. Please have swimming kit every Friday morning.
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