Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter Term 5 and 6 2017
Mrs Rowley and Mrs Hodgson
Dates and events:
The class trip to Horton Kirby will take place on Wednesday 21st June and our Class Assembly is on Thursday 15th June.
The PE sessions in Term 5 will focus on agility and athletics which will take place on a Monday and Tuesday.
In reading we will continue with developing inferential comprehension skills as well as looking at the different features of fiction and non –fiction texts. They will be encouraged to include more detail in their writing such as using interesting vocabulary and a range of conjunctions. We will reinforce the grammar and spelling patterns already covered. Some children will start to use paragraphs and explore the feeling and motives of the characters in their stories.
In Mental Mathematics we will be developing our use of addition, subtraction and multiplication facts to 100 and reinforcing their recall of multiplication facts. We will continue with extending our knowledge of numbers to 1000 and the use of place value. Children will be practising problem solving skills and applying a range of mental and written methods, with a focus on more complex two step problems.
We will reinforce 2d and 3d shapes and their properties and telling the time. We will start to look at directions, using left and right as well as clockwise and anticlockwise turns.
In Science we will be covering the topics of Animals Habitats and Life Cycles in Term 5 and then looking at the use of Materials in Term 6. There will be a trip to Horton Kirby to explore different habitats such as ponds and rivers in Term 6.
We will be covering the units ‘We are photographers’ and will be learning how to take and then edit photographs. We will be looking at, evaluating and creating our own digital art. We will also be using the Roamer to work on directional skills in maths. We will also continue to use the iPads in cross curricular work.
In our lessons we will be looking at the focus ‘Relationships’ and exploring the children’s feelings within the context of their families and friends. In Term 6 we will look at ‘Changes’ and developing the children’s ability to understand and manage the feelings associated with change.
The focus this term is on the life of ‘Florence Nightingale’ and ‘Mary Seacole’. We will be discussing what challenges they faced and why they acted as they did.
We will continue our focus on Christianity and we will visit St Johns Church in Term 6.
We will continue with observational drawing in our Sketchbooks and also develop our use of watercolours. We will be exploring digital art in ICT. In DT the children will be exploring wheels and axles and making their own wheeled vehicles.
For those parents who are interested in their child having private music lessons in school once they start in Year 3, we will be sending letters home about this later on in the term. The children will all be starting to learn to play the recorder in school on a Friday afternoon.
These assessments will take place during Term 5. We would kindly request that, with the exception of illness, parents avoid making arrangements for their child to miss any part of the school day during this time.
Once your child has left Year 2 the funding for free school meals will stop. Pupil Premium is allocated to children who are looked after by the LA, those who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces This funding may be used to pay for music lessons, school swimming lessons, school trips and additional support in school. If you think you may be eligible for free school meals then please apply online at https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals or speak confidentially to Mrs Hale in the office.
Snacks and lunches
Please ensure your child always has a filled water bottle in school and that all snacks brought in must be fruit. As we look to warmer days, please also ensure your child has a sun hat to wear outside and that your child has adequate sun protection.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs Rowley and Mrs Hodgson