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Class 2

 A message from the Class Teacher, Miss Lawson


2018-19 Term 1 - Curriculum Newsletter


Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to the year ahead. The following information outlines our topics in Year 2 this term:



Ths term, we will be begin by reading ‘Traction Man’ by Mini Grey. We will be considering the character of the Traction Man, and the way that language is used effectively in the story. We will be writing descriptions of characters and settings, before writing our own sequel to the story. While working on this book, we will be practising the skills of using proper punctuation, adjectives and conjunctions to join sentences. We will also be retelling the story through drama and creating our own film, so check in book bags for an invite to the premiere later in the term!



We will be starting the year by exploring our understanding of place value, followed by looking at numbers in depth. We will work on counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 forwards and backwards, recognising the value of tens and units digits and partitioning them and reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100.



Our first topic is ‘Travel and Transport’. During this topic we will be learning about the history of transport, and how vehicles have changed over time. We will research the Wright brothers, and their aeroplane inventions, and George Stephenson and his work with trains. We will host a ‘theme day’ where we will be designing and creating our own mode of transport from junk modelling, before opening a ‘transport museum’ to showcase our hard work.



Our focus in science this term will be ‘Everyday Materials’ which we hope to link to our topic of transport. We will be identifying uses of everyday materials, demonstrate an understanding of how some materials can be changed and we will learn about the importance of reusing and recycling materials.



In our first term, we will be focusing on the faith of Christianity. We will be learning about the story of Creation and how we can show thanks to God through looking after our world and celebrating festivals such as Harvest.



We will be doing P.E on Thursday afternoons, however please ensure that P.E kits are in school at all times.



Spellings will be tested and sent home every Friday. Please make sure that spelling books are brought back to school by Wednesday each week to allow time for new spellings to be stuck in.



Week ahead sheets will be sent home every Friday detailing our learning for the following week, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see me if you have any queries or concerns at any point.


Thank you for your continued support,


Miss Lawson.