Welcome to 2P
Miss. Palmer's Year 2 class
The Christmas Play allocation of roles this year, for our class, is as follows:
Joseph - Frankie A
Donkey - Annie
Inn keepers - Frankie W, Teddy and Wren
Wise men - Freddie
Camels - Kaiser and Sumayah
Sheep - Max, Darcey, Finlay, Leo
Shepherds - Ryan, Jamie, Jake and Billy
Chickens - Bobby and Sebastian
Angel - Macey
Townsfolk/instrumentalists - Kayra and Eric
Narrators - Lynnie-Kay, Poppy, Riley, Freya, Lenny and Phoebe
Costume letters will be sent out to clarify suitable costumes for these roles. We would like costumes in on 1st Dec.
Your topic this term is...
All Around the World
Maths - We will be coving the year 2 maths curriculum which can be found online. Each week the maths homework will reflect an aspect of the maths coverage from lessons during that week.
We have been learning the 10, 2 and 5 times tables. Please continue to practise these with your child at home. There are lots of fun games online which you may wish to use.
Regular things to practise in order to speed up calculations and enhance mental maths fluency are:
Numbers that go together to make 10
(and how this affects/helps knowing numbers that go together to 20 etc)
Doubling numbers up to double 10 (and beyond, if you can)
(and how this links to understanding doubling/ dividing by 2)
Knowing and naming 2D and 3D shapes and their properties
(Numbers of sides, vertices (corners), faces and shapes of bases on 3D shapes eg Square based pyramid)
Measuring - using scales, rulers/measuring tapes, and telling the time
Literacy - We will be following the year 2 curriculum and using the school's chosen approach to literacy called 'Talk for Writing'. We will be focusing on the grammar required for year 2 and will continue to build the children's confidence with using punctuation, reading with clear understanding and using expression, as well as choosing to use more adventurous word choices in their written work. We will be using 'Pets' as a focal point for our writing this term and in so doing we will cover a wide range of text types including poetry, writing instructions, writing adverts, and also writing stories.
The books we are using in our Talk for Writing this term are:
Wanted: The Perfect Pet
Six Dinner Sid
Our spellings will be either based around a phoneme which we have worked on a n class or a selection of high frequency commonly used words which are listed as year 2 words in the National Curriculum.
Other subjects -
In Science we will be learning about habitats in the U.K and other parts of the world which links well to our Geography work on countries, climates, continents and capital cities.
We are learning greetings in many languages and singing songs/playing games in French as well as having a daily French cafe for our healthy snack. In D&T we are exploring a range of puppets and designing and making pop up puppets.
In Art we will be exploring and creating patterns, and this will lead into looking at and creating animal themes art in the style of indigenous populations (Maori, Aboriginal, and Native American art).
Our History work this term will centre around 'Explorers, inventors and Adventurers' such as Christopher Columbus, Sir Walter Rayleigh and the Wright Brothers.
In ICT we will be becoming more familiar with the keyboard and entering algorithms to create and run coding.
Our school scheme of work guides the progressive lessons taught in RE and PSHE.
PE is also taught from a scheme chosen by the school. Miss. Palmer teaches gymnastics/dance in the hall on Friday afternoon, and outdoor games is on Wednesday afternoon (weather permitting).
PSHE and outdoor games are taught by an HLTA and a sports coach during Miss. Palmer's PPA time. PSHE is taught by Mrs. Guidera and outdoor games by Mrs Appleton.
Please look in your child's orange homework book each weekend for their Literacy homework. This book should be handed in for marking every Tuesday.
The maths homework is set online each Friday and can be found at mymaths.co.uk, using your personalised user name and password login details. The site automatically marks the work but can be accessed by school staff to check how well your child is getting on with their maths homework.
Spellings are also sent home each Friday in your child's small blue spelling book. Please practise these at home throughout the week on any paper you have at home, and discuss the spelling pattern if there is one. Spellings practise sheets do not have to be shown to the teacher. We trust that you will be practising these spellings at home, in order to support your child's spelling, handwriting and reading.