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Year 2          Miss Bools       Term 6

School Newsletter

Topic Web

Article 17:  Every child has the right to reliable information from the media. This should be information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.

Well done! You’ve almost survived Year 2 and have made it to Key Stage 2 and Year 3!  However, there is still lot of exciting learning to enjoy in our last term together.

This term will continue the same with myself and Mrs Amess looking keeping your learning going and Mrs Jameson working with you one afternoon a week.

At home you can help yourself get ready by:  

  • Play on Sumdog – Use your login at home and practise those Maths games.  
  • Learn your spellings- You have been getting spellings for a while now and it is important that you practise your words a little every day, this will mean that you will remember them and use them in your writing which will help improve the quality of your work.  
  • Practise your Reading- You all get a reading book from school to read at home.  Remember as well as reading the books it is important to talk about what is happening in the story.  
  • Complete Homework Tasks- Make sure you do your best and try doing your homework by yourself in a quiet place, so that you have a good practice of the things we have been doing in school. If you have any difficulties you can always talk to us about it, or a grown up could write a note on your homework. You will get homework on Fridays and you must bring it back by the next Thursday.  
  • Learn your times tables- Remember that we are focusing on the 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s.  

What are we going to be learning in Term 6?
Our next topic is ‘Where do plants and animals live?’  We have already talked about this question and have thought about the different ways we can explore this topic.  As always you have come up with some really interesting and creative ideas.  As the term goes on we will be investigating and exploring Microhabitats, then moving onto thinking about climate change and how recycling and reusing are important ways to look after our planet. In Art and Design technology we will be looking at levers and pivots, creating our own moving animals. In ICT we are going to work on mapping skills, which links to our Geography work, using a programmable device such as a Beetbot to navigate a map.

In our Maths learning we will be covering many different areas of calculations including place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division through exploring money and time.  In English we will be looking at stories by Anthony Browne, Information Texts and poetry.

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We are starting the term by finishing our topic on Rules.  Our final topic is called Treasures and focuses on our Global church and how we can look after the world God has given us. 

Remember to say your daily prayers and this term remember your global family by using this prayer: 

Loving God, fill our hearts with compassion

for the earth and all its peoples. Lead us to be

good neighbours to all who are in need.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.         

To help you with your learning I have put some websites below for you to use. And don’t forget that we have all the amazing activities on the ‘Sumdog’ website that you can explore.  Maybe you have a favourite website that you use.  Let me know the address and we can add it to the website. 

http://climatekids.nasa.gov/climate-change-meaning/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=16

http://mocomi.com/lever/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/money

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/science/living-things-minibeasts-and-micro-habitats/