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Welcome to Year 2

                         

                                             

Miss Taylor - Class Teacher       

 

Myself and Miss Kay hope that you have all had a lovely summer holiday and that the children are excited to start Year 2! We both promise to work hard to ensure that your child feels both valued and safe in our classroom and that they are prepared for the learning challenges that lie ahead. The next term will be packed full of exciting learning opportunities that we can’t wait to share with you.

English

Our writing this half term will be based around the text ‘Lila and the secret of rain’ and will link to our geography unit so that we can immerse the children in our topic. We will be focusing on the following genres: short narrative descriptions, non-chronological reports and poetry. Our next core text, for the second half term, will be ‘Major Glad, Major Dizzy’ to link to our history topic. As always, spelling, handwriting, grammar and punctuation will be taught alongside these.

Maths

At Sunny Bank we continue to embed a ‘mastery’ approach to maths. We aim to make maths lessons as practical as possible and ensure that we provide children with a range of learning opportunities to improve their fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills. This first half term, children will be completing work based around place value and telling the time before moving on to addition and subtraction and money after half term. 

Science

Our science topics this term will be ‘Uses of everyday materials’ and then ‘Living things’. Science at Sunny Bank focuses on both knowledge and working scientifically skills. We will also make links to other subject areas as often as possible.

Topic

We will start the term with a geography focus where we will compare life in England to life in Africa. We will look at lifestyles, music, food, clothing and school life. Our second topic of the term will have a history focus and will explore life in Victorian England. Art, Design Technology and computing are also taught through our topics.

 

Timetable for useful information

Monday

Accelerated Reading quiz day

Tuesday

French and RE with Mrs Rogan

Wednesday

PE

Thursday

Accelerated Reading quiz day

Friday

Celebration Assembly

PE

Spelling Test

 

Reading

Please ensure that your child has their reading book in school every day. We ask that all KS1 children use and bring a book bag, and not a rucksack, so that bags can be stored easily in class.

We ask that you aim to read with your child at least 3x a week and can I remind you to please sign your child’s Reading Record book each time you listen to them read.

If you feel like you need further advice on how to best support your child at home with their reading, then please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me. 

PE

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school, with the correct footwear, and that all items are clearly labelled – including pumps.

Homework

- Daily reading

- Weekly spellings (to be tested on a Friday)

- Online Mathletics games

- Times Table Rockstars/Judo Maths

- Half termly Learning Log homework given out at the end of each half term.

Our Learning Challenge questions this term are… 

Autumn Term 1

Where would you prefer to live? England or Kenya?

Autumn Term 2

What do we know about the Victorians and the way they lived?

Class Assemblies  

Our first class assembly is on Friday October 11th 2019.

Our second class assembly is on Friday May 1st 2020. 

Useful website

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

Miss Taylor - Class Teache

Email - office.sunnybank@visionmat.com

Please address emails to the school office email and put FAO Miss Taylor in the subject line. Thank you.

 

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