Welcome to Willow Class - Year 2
Class teacher: Mrs Pierce Apprentice teacher: Miss Wood
Support assistants: Mr Beaumont and Mrs Mobeen
This is what we are learning this half term...
Our topics this half term are:
Multiplication and division - including the 5, 2 and 10 times tables
Please keep practising your number facts within 1, both addition and subtraction! We need to know these off-by-heart.
Our stimulus for writing this half term will be the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. Our independent writes will be a letter and a character description. We will be focussing on using adjectives in our work (describing words) and different sentence types.
We will continue to practise our proof-reading skills and simple sentence writing to try and ensure we get our basic punctuation correct.
In Science our theme is 'Materials'. We will be learning to:
- identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including
wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
- find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed
by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching
Throughout the topic we will continue to develop our scientific enquiry skills.
Our topic this term is 'The Brontes'. Throughout this topic we will continue to develop our historical enquiry skills and learning about the past using different sources. We will be placing the Brontes birth on our timeline and learning about what was like during the 19th century through a visit to the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
This half term our topic is games. Within this unit the children will focus on striking and gathering skills.
OUR PE DAY IS TUESDAY - PLEASE COME TO SCHOOL IN YOUR PE KIT AND SUITABLE FOOTWEAR.
Homework is given on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday.
The children have a spelling book which should be kept in the folder with their reading book. Spellings will be given out on Fridays and tested on the following Friday. Spellings will be based on our phonics/spelling lessons in class rather than high frequency words. Please support your child at home to learn their spellings.
Please encourage your child to read every day or at least 3 times a week. This can be their school book or a book from home that they enjoy. Share the book with them and ask them questions about what they have read to check their understanding. Children will bring a reading book home every week to share with an adult. These will be changed in school on a Friday.
The children will choose a library book every Tuesday. Please return books weekly in order to swap them - thanks.
Please bring reading journals, reading books and spelling books to school every day.