Miss Fraser (Team Leader)
Year 2 Autumn Term Newsletter
Please click on the link below to access your child's spellings. These will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
This term we are learning about The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and linking this to our Geography learning of Antarctica and the oceans. We will be re-telling the story and writing our own versions in English. We will also be learning facts about animals from Antarctica and learning how to dance like a penguin! In Design and Technology we will be making our own lighthouses and linking this to our Science learning about electric. We will be finishing the term with a very special Polar Express day!
It is really important to read with your child as often as possible. Your child should have the opportunity to change their school reading books most days - please encourage your child to do this. As you are reading it is useful to stop and ask questions about what the book is about, what the characters are doing and what might happen next. At the end of the book get your child to think about what they like or did not like about the book and reasons why. Please fill in your child's Reading Diary once you have read with them.
Every week your child has plenty of opportunities to write. We encourage the children to write at length in many different subjects. We also have a weekly Big Write session where we focus on writing lots of different text types, e.g. traditional tale, diary entry, explanation text.
To view the English objectives that we will be cover this year, please click on the link below.
BIG Write and the BIG Talk!
Every week your child takes part in the Big Write. This is an extended writing session where the children have the opportunity to write at length on a particular topic. We will add some information about the weekly Big Write and suggest ways that you could help your child to prepare for it in a weekly newsletter. We do try very hard to make the Big Write as exciting as we can, so sometimes we might not give too much away!
Throughout the year we will cover; number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, properties of shapes, position and direction and data handling (now called statistics).
We are currently working on learning number facts by heart - the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables, double and half facts to 20 and number bonds to 10 and 20.