Welcome to Year 2
Year 2 Newsletter - Spring 1 2018
Spring Term 2 2018
We hope you had a good half term! This term our topic is ‘Animal Planet’.
As a Rights, Respecting school we will be looking at animals from this country and from around the world. We will explore their habitats and how they have adapted to their environment. We will also be looking at how we impact on animal’s lives and what we can do to support the animals around the world. This topic will also be supported by our exciting trip to Marwell Zoo on Tuesday 13th March 2018.
- English we will be fact finding about pets and under the sea creatures. We will be working on our fiction and non-fiction writing by creating fact files, non-chronological reports and writing animal stories. We will also be continuing to work on expanding our sentences using the different writing skills we are developing. We will also be developing our understanding of poetry by writing poems and riddles to get people to guess what animals we are describing as well as writing a recount of our trip to Marwell Zoo.
- Mathematics, we will be continuing with our strategies for calculations focusing on all four operations. Using computer programs and tally charts, we will be collating our classes’ favourite pets and using this data to create our own graphs. We will also be continuing to develop our understanding of fractions and finding different fractions of shape, number and quantity. We will also be continuing our work on 2D and 3D shapes looking at naming the shape and describing their properties. We will then be looking at developing our skills of telling the time. We will be looking at times to 15 minute intervals and when ready moving onto 5 minute intervals. We will finish the term looking at different mathematical patterns and sequences.
In talking with the children about what they would like to learn during our Animal topic we decided to have a different focus each week these are;
Week 1: Pets
Week 2: Minibeasts
Week 3: Jungle animals
Week 4: Zoo animals Tuesday 13th March – Marwell Zoo Visit
Week 5: Stories including animals
Week 6: Easter
Please continue to look at Purple Mash and Education City to support your child at home. There will also be paper homework coming home this half term. This might not be every week and there will be no specific deadline for it to come back in, just when you are able to complete it with your child. We know that many of you have out of school commitments and this is meant to be fun and enhance your children’s learning outside of the classroom. If your child does find anything difficult or tricky, please stop and come and speak to your class teacher. J
Don’t forget parents evenings on Wednesday 7th March and Thursday 15th March 2018. We look forward to seeing you all and discussing your child’s progress.
Also this half term we have MAGs Day on Monday 12th March 2018. Please make sure you have booked to come.
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Matier, Miss Thomas, Miss Oliver, Mrs McArdell, Mrs Fowler, Mrs Smith, Mrs Oliver and Mrs Ujszaszi