We hope you all had a fantastic half term break.
If you have any questions please feel free to email us or contact a member of the year 2 team and we will do our very best to help.
Our topic and areas for learning this half term
This term the creative curriculum will explore ‘We are Palaeontologists’ with a focus on identifying and exploring ‘Dinosaurs, fossils and the excavation process.
We are learning about significant palaeontologists like Mary Anning and Barnum ‘Bones’ Brown.
We will be learning lots of facts and doing some diary writing.
Our English texts are Stone Girl Bone Girl (The story of Mary Anning) and Barnham’s Bones
Looking at maps/atlases of continents and oceans of the world.
Exploring the geographical features of North and South America and coastal features of the British Isles.
Exploring still life fossils and exploring an archaeological dig!
We will be exploring 2Code on Purple Mash and ‘We are detectives.’
Maths and English
Maths and English will be taught daily. English will be made up of phonics, guided reading, spelling, grammar and a range of writing activities. Maths will include weekly Times tables and practise of the skills of each child’s level for the 99 club. Children are not expected to reach the 99 club until they are in year 6.
Although your child’s reading book is changed once a week, please remind them, as we often do, that they can take a book from the free choice area or even read a book from home!
Paradise Park Trip - 15th June 2017
We will visit Paradise Park in Newhaven to learn more about dinosaurs and fossils and how our world has evolved.
Our whole school learning power for the summer term 2 is
Our character that represents that learning behaviour is a dragon
I can use my imagination to create ideas.
I try different ways to do things.
I can try out my own ideas.
Learning behaviour in Year 2
Our motto is:
It’s ok if you don’t know
But it’s not ok if you don’t try!
Making mistakes help us learn and thoughts help us grow! Encourage your child’s Love of
Learning by getting them to explore their thought bubble ideas!
Remind your child that: “I can’t do it,” does not exist. Encourage them to think,
“I can’t do it… Yet!”
Each week the children will be randomly paired up with a new learning partner. This helps to develop the children’s relationships with their classmates and ensures that all children are involved in whole class discussions.
This term children will be given weekly spellings and timetables which will need to be practised at home. Furthermore children are expected to read with an adult EVERY night.
The homework will be given out every Friday and be returned every Wednesday.
Reading books will be changed x1 a week after your child has read with the teacher and completed a follow-up task. Your child may choose a story book from the reading area every day if they wish to do so.
Your child will also be set a weekly My Maths task based on what they have been learning in class.
In PE the children will be exploring games this half term.
- Music is on a Monday.
- Dance is on a Wednesday.
- PE is on a Monday/Wednesday
Reminder about PE kit: EVERY CHILD NEEDS A PE KIT.
Children MUST wear a white t shirt, dark shorts and black plimsolls.
Jewellery must not be worn for PE.