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Welcome to Year 2A

Autumn 2019

 

We are the Glasgow class.

 

Year 2 have an exciting year ahead learning through a rich, broad and creative curriculum enabling children to use their Learning Powers and develop a passion for the outdoors.  

 

 

Curriculum Focus

 

Religion

This term we will be looking at New Beginnings and how God created the world.  We will be learning to write our own prayers and to praise and thank God.

 

English

 

In English we will be developing our reading, writing, spellings and grammar skills through a range of fiction and non-fiction writing opportunities.  Key speaking and listening skills will be extended through role plays, hot seating and Kagan activities outdoors which will impact on the children's writing.  Daily Guided Reading sessions and reading across the curriculum will enable children to develop a love of reading.

 

Maths

 

In Maths we will consolidate children's understanding of  Place Value and then use this knowledge to solve addition and subtraction problems. Children will be challenged to apply the skills learnt to gain a deeper understanding of the application of mathematical concepts in the real world.  

 

Science

 

In Science we will be learning about Living Things and their Habitats.  We will explore different habitats and then use our extensive Outdoor Learning areas to investigate the habitats of mini-beasts.  We will use our maths skills to create a bar chart to show which mini-beasts live in St. Mary's and analyse our results. 

 

Topic

 

In Topic we will be researching a variety of maps and then creating a map of our school.  We will identify human and physical features and uses of land through a walk around the local area. 

 

Home Learning

 
Reading books and records should be brought into school every day. Children should be reading at home every night.

 

Learning logs will be sent home on Thursday and should be returned to school the following Thursday. It is important that your child completes at least one activity each week.

 

New spellings will be given out every Friday and tested the following Friday.  You can also use the link below to help practice spellings in a fun way too.  It is extremely important children practice their spellings every night and we welcome your support in helping your child to learn the spelling rules.

 

We do indoor PE every Tuesday and outdoor PE every Wednesday so please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school.  PE kits can be left in school for the half term and taken home in the last week to be washed. 

As St Mary’s is a healthy school we ask the children that they bring water to school in a reusable bottle clearly labelled with their name. If children bring in a different drink they will be asked to put it in their locker to take home.

 

In addition, work will be set on a weekly basis on MyMaths ( https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ ) covering the Year 2 curriculum.  

 

Key Dates
 

  • Parents evening dates will be published in the Newsletter.
  • Week commencing 11th November - Anti-Bullying Week.
  • 18th November - Other Faiths Week (Islam).
  • 22nd November - Whole School DT exhibition (Year 2's project will be based on puppets).
  • 11th December - KS1 Christmas concert.
  • 16th December - KS1 Christmas dinner and party.
  • 19th December - Pantomime.
  • 20th December - House day and school closes.

 

May we take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.  

 

Mrs Asif

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