Welcome to Year 2
I hope you have all enjoyed the Easter break! We have an exciting summer term ahead of us!
Our Topic work this half term will be exploring our home town of Bury and looking into what life was like in Bury in the past. We will use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds. Our science work will include investigations what plants need to grow and be healthy. We will be looking closely at the existing plants within the school grounds. We will try to grow our own plants and vegetables! Next half term our topic will be ‘Why do we love to be beside the seaside?’ We will be looking at the physical features of a UK coastal resort, what attracts visitors to resorts and explore comparisons to seaside holidays in the past. In addition to this, we will be introduced to Grace Darling and learn the importance of lifeboats today. We will also be taking a trip to the lifeboat station and the beach!
In English we will be focusing on stories by the same author, Nick Butterworth. Writing blurbs, character descriptions and letters to Percy the Park Keeper. Then, next half term, begin to study Katie Morag stories by Mairi Hedderwick. It will give us opportunities to write letters, diaries and a narrative based on a prediction. We will take part in drama based activities such as ‘Hot Seating’ and ‘Conscience Alley’ to familiarise ourselves with the characters and their actions. In addition to this, we will be improving our writing with help from the VCOP heroes! Please support your child at home by listening to them read and by ensuring they practice their weekly spellings.
In maths we will be looking at more number and place value, problem solving, reasoning and mental addition and subtraction. As well as this, we will be introduced to standard measurements using scales marked in kilograms and grams for weight, litres and millilitres for capacity and centimetres and metres for length. Please encourage your children to practise their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and support them by providing opportunities to tell the time and become familiar with money at home.
PE will be on Mondays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled.
Abacus homework is set on Friday. There are fun maths games to consolidate learning from class and children are now familiar with the Grammar Bug games and Bug Club which must be completed weekly.
Miss Luttrell - Class Teacher