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Year 2          Miss Bools       Term 2

Year 2 Class Newsletter 

Year 2 Topic Web 

Article 24:  You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.

WOW! It’s been a busy term in Term 1 for Year 2’s so far and you have all done really well.  We have had great fun learning about plants and how they grow.  We have also learnt about the seasons and weather and have had great fun learning outdoors.

This term on Friday’s you will have PE with Mr Spooner and ICT with Mrs Fairbanks.  On Thursday afternoons  you will have Mrs Jameson who will work on your Maths and English learning with you.

Last term I gave you some things to remember, to help you have a good time and make your time in Year 2 great.  Here they are again and some new reminders:

  • Keep smart – Make sure you arrive at school on time, always do your best and wear your uniform smartly. You must have your name in everything, including P.E. kit so that things don’t get lost or mixed up. Remember we are in winter uniform now so you need to remember those elasticated ties!
  • Be independent- Are you remembering to hand in letters and money to me and to give letters to the grown-ups at home? Also remember to put your reading book in the box to be changed; we try to do this every day! 
  • Keep safe - You are not allowed to wear any jewellery in P.E. so please make sure you have taken your earrings out on Thursdays if you wear them. It is safer not to wear jewellery at all when you are at school.  Remember too that long hair needs to be tied back. 
  • Keep healthy – Remember you can bring a water bottle (with your name on) to school, so that you can have a drink at break times.  Take bottles home every day, for a good wash.  Please make sure that you are not bringing juice into the classroom to drink.
  • Keep practising – Always remember to read at home and bring your school reading book to school every day. Practise those spellings daily and keep learning those 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables- try to improve your test score every week.
  • Keep up the good work – Make sure you do your best and enjoy doing your homework .  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.
  • Spellings- Make sure you practise your spellings a little bit every day ready for your test on Friday.  Practising everyday means that you will remember them in the future. Try using each one in a sentence to make sure you understand the meaning of the words you are learning.

What are we going to be learning in Term 2?

Our second topic is ‘Where in the world…?’ 

Before half term we talked about this and the other areas of topic and Science we were going to look at.    As the term goes on we will be learning about Continents and Oceans, using atlases and planning journeys.  Our Science work will be linked to Living Things and Habitats and as part of our learning in Design Technology we are going to explore nets and create Christmas gift boxes.

In English we will look at letter writing, recounts, poetry and explore information texts

In our Maths learning we will be covering many different areas from division, fractions, shape, symmetry and measures by reading scales.  We will also be practising our times tables weekly so get learning them at home! 

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We will finish our topic of Signs and Symbols this term, exploring the signs and symbols of Baptism.   We will then explore our Advent Topic in our preparations for Christmas time. 

Please take time out this term to learn the ‘Glory Be’, a traditional catholic prayer.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.

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://www.mathszone.co.uk/number-facts/number-bonds-to-10/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/keystage_1/games/literacy1.shtml

http://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=218

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_Continents.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/shape-position-and-movement

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

Article 17: Every child has the right to reliable information and should be information that the children understand.