Autumn term 2022
A warm welcome to Year 2!
We trust everyone had a lovely summer holiday and that you’re ready for the new and exciting challenges that lay ahead this year.
The Year 2 class teachers are Mrs Ofo (2O), Mr Ali (2A) and Miss Nikita. We also have Miss Shobna, Miss Anusha and Miss Paige supporting.
For our writing unit we will be looking at the text ‘Goldilocks and just the one Bear’. The children will be using this to write a character description using adjectives as well as writing about the personality of the character. They will also learn about narrative writing and its features and write their own story.
Many years have passed since Goldilocks caused chaos at the Bears’ house in the woods, but what happens when Little Bear wanders out of his fairy-tale and into the big city where Goldilocks now lives?
Goldilocks is now grown up with a family and a rather smart apartment, so how will she react to coming home and finding that a very lost bear has been scoffing porridge, breaking chairs and sleeping in beds? Will she be cross, or is it finally time to make amends?
This half term in class we are learning about:
In Phonics we are following the RWI program, children will revisit their set 1 to set 3 sounds. In Maths we will be revisiting place value to ensure all children have an understanding of this and then involve addition and subtraction to further develop this. Written addition and subtraction method will be developed as well as reasoning questions to prepare the children for assessments. In Science, we will be learning about Animals including Humans, children will learn about the different life cycles of animals and different types of animals.
In History, children will be learning about Nurturing Nurses and going over the lives of significant nurses of the past such as Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. In Geography children will learn about magical mapping and learn about different types of maps such as sketch maps, they will also learn how to use an atlas and find places around the world and locations using an atlas.
The rest of the topics we will be covering are:
Computing: Logo Programming,
MFL – Mandarin,
Homework will be sent home on Thursday and is due in on Tuesday. Children will be expected to complete Math, English and Reading Homework. In addition, they will also be required to do spellings, handwriting and times table practice. We encourage children to research our termly project for Science/Topic (Geography or History) independently using the Internet or library resources.
Reading at home:
Children will have home reading books that we expect them to read on a daily basis. These books will be changed weekly. The extra practise at home is vital in improving their reading skills.
Children will also have a reading record for you to comment on their reading. These will need to be left in school every Wednesday and will be given to children along with their new books on Friday.
Year 2 P.E. will be on Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their P.E. kit which should consist of: Black Shorts or jogging bottoms, plain purple t shirt and trainers or plimsolls.
Please note that children are NOT allowed to:
- Bring in their own pencil cases or stationary.
- Birthday bags or cakes.
- Wear jewellery except for stud earrings or religious jewellery.
Thank you and we look forward to a successful year.
Mrs Ofo, Mr Ali and Miss Nikita