A message from the Class Teacher, Miss Lawson
2018-19 Term 3 - Curriculum Newsletter
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and wish you a very happy New Year! The following information outlines our topics in Year 2 this term:
We will be using Cinderella as our class text this term, drawing on our knowledge of the story and our trip to the Marlowe pantomime last term to inform our learning. We will be identifying and using story language throughout the term, developing our knowledge of fairy tale themes and vocabulary.
We will be starting the term revising our knowledge of place value, counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 and rounding numbers to the nearest 10. We will then be recognising, naming and sorting 2D and 3D shapes before focussing on addition and subtraction for the rest of the term.
‘Nurturing Nurses’ is our topic for this term! We will be learning all about Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell and their contributions to nursing over the ages. We will also be identifying the similarities and differences between different nurses and how we can celebrate the important work that they do.
This term, we will continue to focus on the faith of Christianity and will be exploring the question ‘What is the good news that Jesus brings?’. During this topic, we will be learning about Gospel, how it fits in to the Big Story and how it links to the bible. We will learn about Jesus’ teachings, who helped Jesus spread the good news and how Christians share and show their beliefs.
Our focus in science this term will be ‘animals including humans’. We will learn about how humans and other animals grow and change, and what we need to survive and be healthy. Focusing on our own experiences, we will explore the need for humans to eat a varied diet, to keep themselves clean, and to take regular exercise.
This term, we will be going to Faversham Gym club every Wednesday afternoon and we will continue to have P.E on Thursday afternoons with Mr Coles, so please ensure that P.E kits are in school for these times.
Spellings and times tables
Spellings and times tables will be tested and sent home every Friday. Please make sure that the green spellings/times tables books are brought back to school by Wednesday each week to allow time for new spellings to be stuck in. Spellings are also on the week ahead sheet each week.
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,