Welcome to Year 2
Spring Term 2018
The children have worked really hard so far this year! The jump from Year 1 to 2 can be challenging but the children have risen to it well!
In Literacy this term we will be continuing to work on our beautiful, cursive hand writing. We will be focusing on learning our weekly spelling as well as our Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words, not only using them in discrete lessons but applying them to our writing across the curriculum.
Conjunctions, organising our work into paragraphs and using a range of punctuation will still be a focus. We will be reading the story of 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jefferys as inspiration for our own quest stories. In addition we will be writing monster stories and creating our own machines to write explanation texts. These aspects of our writing are inspired by our Science topic.
Grammar will be an area of focus and we will be embedding our knowledge of nouns, verbs and adjectives throughout the term and using these to make our writing more exciting! We will continue to work on expanded noun phrases and different types of sentences.
In Maths this term in our Mental Maths sessions we will continue to develop our understanding of the main four operations including addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. We will then apply these skills to problem solving activities and word problems. In addition to this we will be exploring fractions, making sensible estimations and data handling, including looking at comparative language such as less than and more than.
In Science this term we will be exploring our topic 'Material Monsters' by investigating materials and how their certain properties are suitable for the purposes and objects they are used for.
In RE we will be learning all about Islam and the key fundamental beliefs of this religion. As part of our learning we will be visiting a mosque and exploring this special place of worship.
In in our topic ' London's Burning' we will learn all about the Great Fire of London and use our writing skills to write about the many aspects of this significant event.
In Art we will be exploring how secondary and primary colours to mix paint and applying this to make Great Fire of London pictures.
If if you have any queries or concerns please don't hesitate to speak to one of the Year Two team we will try and be available at the end of the school day.