Welcome to Year 2!
Fortune Class Liberty Class
Teacher: Mrs Bradshaw Teacher: Miss Kaur
Teaching Assistant: Ms Roose Teaching Assistant: Mrs Garrett
What to expect this term...
Our Big Question for the term is 'Why is Rochester castle so important?', which focuses our History and Geography learning on our local area. We will look at the River Medway and how it links to Rochester castle.
Our English writing this term will be based on three main texts: The Dragon Machine, Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears, as well as George and the Dragon. These texts will be used to give the children an opportunity to explore writing to inform and writing to entertain. We will be looking at writing our own dragon story and other short narratives, along with developing our flair for poetry using onomatopoeia and rhyming structures.
In Maths, we will use our understanding of dividing as sharing or grouping to learn about fractions, looking at unit and non-unit fractions as well as equivalent fractions. We will need to recognise half, thirds and quarters of shapes then amounts by the end of term. We will then review the properties of 3D shapes, using vocabulary such as vertices, faces and edges. Within this unit of work, we will review lines of symmetry in shapes and everyday objects.
Please see the topic web below for more information.
Children will be expected to read most nights in the week for at least 10 minutes.
Our Wednesday P.E afternoon will be outside as often as possible so please make sure that your child comes in to school in the correct kit. Please also ensure that hair is tied back and that earrings are removed.
How can you support your child?
Please ensure you are regularly accessing the online resource 'Times Tables Rock stars'. In Year 2, we focus on the 2, 5 & 10 times tables and this resource is a fun way to support this. The children are able to collect coins as they complete questions correctly and use these coins to change the appearance of their avatars. It is expected by the END of Year 2, that your child knows the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you lose/forget your login or have any queries, please see the class teacher.
Please ensure that your child is reading frequently for at least 10 minutes at a time, at least 5 times each week. It is important that your child is reading regularly as this helps them with all their subjects as well as broadening their own vocabulary and knowledge. We encourage your child to read a range of texts, from fictional stories to leaflets to magazines to menus etc. There are opportunities to read all around us.
Please ensure that you are regularly accessing the online resource Spelling Shed. Each week there will be new spellings for your child to practise in fun, different ways. There will be weekly spelling tests on the phonemes that have been set each week. There will also be an extra set of spellings running alongside the weekly ones, which we will NOT be testing weekly. These spellings will be the Year 2 Common Exception Words, which the children are expected to be able to read and spell independently by the END of Year 2. If you lose/forget your login or have any queries, please see the class teacher.
Homework is set weekly each Friday on Edmodo. You do not need to print off your child's work and to bring into school. Edmodo allows work to be uploaded online. If you are unsure or experiencing any issues please contact the class teacher.