Welcome back to the Spring Term 2022 in Year 2!
In English the children will be reading and writing traditional tales and we will use the text ‘Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book’ by Lauren Child. In this wonderful book the main character, Herb, falls into a book and meets lots of different fairytale characters.
We will be reading alternative traditional tales; I am sure your children will like them very much. We will continue to use the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach. The children will become familiar with stories by retelling them and using features to create their own stories.
Each morning your child will take part in a daily phonics reading session using RWI or a reading session using VIPERS. In both session children are heard read daily, learn new vocabulary, practise decoding words, recognising ‘red’ words on sight and developing fluency. Your child will bring home a book weekly, this will be a RWI Book bag book and an additional grapple book if your child takes part in RWI sessions or a longer book from the book bands.
To help your child progress with their reading you should hear your child read three times weekly – please record in the reading diary. Children who have three dates recorded for reading weekly will be given a special reading sticker.
We are using a mastery approach to maths teaching, so there will be lots of opportunities to use practical resources. Children will continue to use Base Ten equipment, Place-Value grids, Part-Whole models and bar models to ensure they have a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts. This term there is a focus on learning the 10x, 2x Times Tables so if you could support your child to play Times Tables Rockstars at home your child will gain a quick recall of these.
Spring 2022 begins with a new history topic called ‘The Great Fire of London’ before moving onto a geography based topic called ‘Around the World in eighty days!’ Both topics allow the children to learn new knowledge about the past and the world. Your children will be able to retell important facts about the Great Fire of London as well as developing important skills a historian needs such as asking questions, looking at artefacts and gaining a sense of what life was like in the past.
Our science lessons allow the children to investigate and carry out simple experiments. Our topic is ‘Everyday Materials’
Your child will have two PE lessons weekly – Monday and Wednesday. The lesson on Wednesday is taught by Mr Brown our PE specialist. PE kits should be left in school for the half term.
On Thursday afternoon I have my PPA time so the class will be taught by Mrs Clarke.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions or queries about ways to support your child.
Miss B. Noon (Teacher)Mrs C. Mousette (Learning Support Assistant)