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Welcome to Year 2A

SPRING 2020

 

We are the Glasgow class.

 

Year 2 have an exciting term ahead learning through a rich, broad and creative curriculum enabling children to use their Learning Powers.  

This half term our topic is What a Wonderful World - childen will use different sources to find information about the continents and oceans.  They will then use this information to create a non-chronological report.  

 

 

Curriculum Focus

 

Religion

This term we will be looking at the Local Church and the role of the Church in our community.  We will also be learning about what happens at a Eucharist and we will finally finish with the importance of Lent.  

 

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 addition and subtraction.  Children will further develop their understanding of multiplication and division, statistics and shape.  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 Animals including humans.  We will research charities and their role in looking after animals.  Children will be food tasting and will understand the importance of eating healthily.  We will use our maths skills to create both a tally chart and a bar chart to show which healthy foods are the most popular in our class. 

 

Topic

 

In Topic we will be exploring the seven continents and oceans.  Children will learn about the significant explorers who travelled to different continents.  Children will use their research skills to find out about which animals live in which continent.  Children will then use this information to create a non-chronological report about the different continents.  

 

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
 

  • 21st January 2020 - Year 2A Class Mass.
  • Week commencing 20th January - Growth Mindset Week.
  • 12th February - Safer Internet Day.
  • 14th February - School Closes (Half Term).
  • 24th February - School opens.
  • 6th March - World Book Day.
  • 12th March - Poetry Cafe.
  • 16th March - Y2A Class Assembly at 9am.
  • 8th April - House Day and school closes.
  • 20th April - School opens.

 

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

 

Mrs Asif

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