Welcome back after the Christmas break! We hope that you have had an enjoyable holiday! 

The Spring term is always a crucial time for children in Year 2. Our theme for this term is Rumble in the Jungle and as part of their learning children will have the opportunity to take part in an enrichment day outside school that will be confirmed in the next month. In Science, children will learn about what animals, including humans need to grow, thrive and survive and their habitats. As part of the Rumble in the Jungle theme, children will also be creating digital rainforest art and rainforest dioramas out of a shoebox!

In Maths, the children will be solving problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts. They will be recognising and using symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p), combining values to make amounts. As well as this, they will find different combinations of coins that equal the same amount of money. They will learn the features and properties of 2D and 3D shapes and be able to name triangles, squares, rectangles, circles, hexagons, pentagons, heptagons and octagons. The children will also be learning how to recognise, find, name and write the fractions- 1/3, 2/4 and 3/4 and will also look at how to measure length and height.

In English, we will be reading a variety of texts around our theme and will start the term reading and writing real life experiences about Snow Day. We will then move on to Buddy’s Rainforest Rescue, linked to this term’s theme. The children will also be working on writing sentences using a range of punctuation and will be encouraged to use conjunctions, expanded noun phrases and the suffixes- ness, ment, ful, less and ly to improve their writing. The children will learn about personal and narrative recounts and non-chronological reports about orang-utans and gorillas!

Throughout the term, children will have a weekly spelling test. This will be on a Friday and new spellings will handed out the following week.
Your child will continue to have their purple homework books to develop their creative skills as well consolidating their learning in the classroom at home.
Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school. Any extra practise at home is always welcome!

Children need to keep a P.E kit in school and Year 2 will have P.E on Mondays (Class 5), Tuesdays and Thursdays (Class 6). Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety, no jewellery, including earrings and bangles, should be worn on PE days.

Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps/trainers) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there was a lot of lost property left in school at the end of the Autumn term and we are aware how expensive it is!

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
We have much to be excited about for the Spring Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.

Mr Sandhi – Class 5 Miss Morgan– Class 6
Mrs Payton and Miss George– Year 2 support

January 2022

On Friday 7th January 2022, Year 2 children took part in Rumble in the Jungle inspiration day. The children dressed up as explorers and rainforest animals. They recited a poem called ‘Walking through the Jungle’ and created their own rainforest poem. They ‘imagined’ they were explorers to visit the Amazon Rainforest and enjoyed learning number facts in Jungle Maths. In the afternoon, the children created their own paper plate rainforest animal and collage trees for their classroom.

September 2021

 

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