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Welcome to Year 2 

Spring Term 2

Dear Parents,

Welcome back after half term. The children seem to have shot up this last week, they really are growing up! I have lots of exciting learning planned for this half term focusing on our key topic, ‘The Home Front’.  The children will engage in a whole range of activities from reading and writing to drawing and even dying material.  All details are listed below but as always, if you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to pop in and see me and I’ll do my very best to help.

Best wishes,

Mrs Vivian

 

SPRING TERM LEARNING – SECOND HALF

English

Following our exploration of Antarctica with Solo last half-term, we will be exploring stories set in wild places. The children will read ‘Fox’ by Margaret Wild and Ron Brook,  ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward and ‘The Whale’s song’ by Dyan Sheldon.  They will be writing character descriptions, animal stories and animal poems whilst also drawing comparisons between the three books.  We will then be looking at non-chronological reports based upon our own dragons and practising our non-fiction writing skills.   

Maths

This half term, we will be doubling and halving and introducing fractions to the children.  Children will learn to shade a fraction of a shape and find a fraction of a quantity. We will then move on to multiplication and division using a variety of simple strategies and focusing on our times tables.  Finally, we will look at time and ensure that all the children can tell the time to quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour. Please practise time as much as possible at home as it is a skill that needs constant reinforcement and is actually quite difficult for many children to grasp. 

Physical Development

We are very lucky that this half term we have Ricky who brings his fun and funky blend of dance to school each week and also, Ryan who is working with the children on jumping using mats. 

   

The Home Front

This half term, we will focus on the experience of World War Two from the point of view of children.  We will look carefully at when and why the war happened, The Coventry Blitz, being an evacuee and rationing.  I would love for the children to hear about what life was like in Stretton on Dunsmore during the war so if anyone has any relatives that would be prepared to come and talk to the children, please do get in touch.  

R.E.

In RE, the children will look salvation and particularly at the Easter story.   

Science

In science the children will become ‘Material Monsters’ and will identify a variety of different materials.  They will discover the uses of various materials and their suitability for different jobs.  They will find out how solid materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching and what it is that allows something to bounce. As always, we will incorporate a lot of practical learning so that the children can see science in action.

Art, Design and Music

In art, our focus will be on collage and using paper in a variety of ways.  We will be creating collages of spring flowers and wild animals.  We will also look at how fabric can take colour by investigating the dying process and creating colourful bunting for our VE day party!

Special Events and Activities

World Book Day – Thursday 7th March

Red nose day - Friday 15th March

Y2 Celebration Assembly – Friday 22nd March

Sponsored Walk – Friday 5th April

Easter biscuits – Thursday 11th April

Cursive letter formation powerpoint

Spellings Spring 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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