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Welcome to Year 2 

Summer Term 2

Dear Parents,

It was really lovely to see so many of you at our Stories for Schools Celebration, many thanks for coming to support your children, their singing was truly fabulous!  With only a few weeks left until the summer holidays, our focus this half term will be ensuring that the children are ready and confident to move up to Key Stage 2. We’ll be focussing on independence in the classroom so that they find their transition comfortable.

We have a fabulous half term planned packed full of exciting learning opportunities including gardening, Fun and Fitness week and learning about some pretty revolutionary women.

The children have worked so hard this year and we were so proud of them during May. We are very lucky to have such a supportive group of parents. The children come into school bursting with ideas that they have picked up from you and we are certain that this has a tremendous impact on their learning. Thank you! We have so enjoyed working with this lovely class and we are really looking forward to our last half term together.  As always, if you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to pop in and see us and we’ll do our very best to help.

Best wishes,

Mrs Vivian & Mrs Duckett

 

 

SUMMER TERM LEARNING – SECOND HALF

English

In Literacy this term we will be reading slightly longer stories in the Penny Dreadful series by Joanna Nadin. We’ll then be using her humorous inspiration to write our own stories.  This will give us the opportunity to practise all that we have learnt so far including the use of conjunctions, paragraphs and descriptive techniques such as similes and expanded noun phrases.  We’ll then turn our attention to silly and humorous poetry and write our own tongue twisters.  We’ll take a careful look at play scripts and have a go at writing our own including detailed stage directions.  Our focus this half term will be on enhancing vocabulary so I will be on the lookout for fabulous words!  Please ask the children to share their best finds with the class so that we can add them to our word tree.

 

Maths

In Maths, we’ll be recapping on our partitioning skills and working on our mental addition and subtraction.  We will revisit money and use estimation to check that our answers seem reasonable.  We’ll look again at multiplication and division, this time focussing on finding remainders and we’ll use this knowledge to assist us in finding fractions of amounts.  We’ll remind ourselves of all 2D and 3D shapes and compare their properties and get our rulers out to practise measuring.  We’ll extend our knowledge of time by learning to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes and for those that can already do this, we’ll tell the time to the nearest minute.  We’ll also start looking at duration – if you get the chance, ask the children to have a look at a bus or train timetable.  Finally, in readiness for the challenges in year 3, we’ll start looking at 3 digit numbers.

 

Physical Development

In PE we will be practising for sports day and developing our throwing and catching skills. Fun and Fitness week will also give us lots of opportunities to enjoy a broad range of exercises.

                                                  

Wonder Women

We are rather on trend this half term as, like so much of the media currently, we will be looking at seriously impressive women.   We’ll start with fabulous Florence Nightingale, move on to the sassy Suffragettes and finish with the revolutionary Rosa Parks. It should be an inspirational few weeks!

R.E.

In RE we will be learning about The Gospel.  We’ll look at the story of Matthew the Tax Collector and look at other stories that show how Jesus offered the people good news. We’ll analyse how this news affects how Christians lead their lives and discuss what we have to be thankful for and what we might choose to pray for.  

Science

Children will be coming home with green fingers as we’ll be spending some time looking at plants.  We’ll be exploring how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.  We’ll be planting sunflower seeds and cress and we’ll look carefully at habitats around the school.   

Special Events and Activities

Tuesday 4th June -  Back to school

Thursday 6th June - Class photos

Thursday 13th June – Non uniform day (in aid of the Family Fun Event)

W/C 17th June – Fun and Fitness week – PE kits in every day this week please!

Wednesday 19th June - Sports Day

Friday 21st June - Knightlow Family Fun Event

Thursday 27th June - Induction Morning – your child will visit their new teacher for a morning

Friday 19th July - End of Term

Cursive letter formation powerpoint

Spellings Summer 2

  • Knightlow C.of E. Primary School,
  • Hill Crescent, Stretton-on-Dunsmore,
  • Rugby, United Kingdom, CV23 9NF
  • Tel: 02476 543751
  • Email: admin3590@welearn365.com
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