A message from the Class Teacher, Miss Lawson
2018-19 Term 2 - Curriculum Newsletter
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you have all had a relaxing and fun-filled half term break and are looking forward to the term ahead. The following information outlines our topics in Year 2 this term:
This term, we will be using non-fiction texts to support our learning. We will begin by exploring our surroundings and using our senses to create autumnal poems, before looking at, and creating our own, information texts on animals of our choice. We will be linking up with another primary school, so that we can form pen pals and give the children a real purpose for their writing. We will then finish our term off by identifying the features of instruction texts and having a go at writing our own with a Christmas theme.
We will mainly be focussing on multiplication and division this term, looking at methods that we already know as well as learning new methods (including arrays, repeated addition/subtraction, grouping). We will then move on to fractions, recognising ¼, 1/3, ½ and ¾ of shapes and amounts.
‘The Gunpowder Plot’ is our topic for this term! We will be learning about who Guy Fawkes is, what happened during the Gunpowder Plot, problems that the plotters encountered and how we celebrate and remember the event. To enrich our topic, we will be having a ‘Bonfire Night’ theme day on Monday 5th November, where we will learn about fire/firework safety, create firework art, bake some bonfire goodies and take part in other activities to remember the Gunpowder Plot.
This term, we will continue to focus on the faith of Christianity. We will be learning about the story of Christmas and exploring the question ‘Why do Christians celebrate Christmas?’. During this topic, we will be learning about incarnation and how it fits in to the Big Story, different ways to celebrate the lead up to Christmas, how and why the crib scene is used to celebrate Jesus’ birth and why Christmas is seen as a time for giving.
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,