Welcome back to our first Autumn Term in year 2!
Yo-ho-ho Land lubbers! Get ready to take to the high seas and set sail in search of treasure! Our topic this term is called 'Land Ahoy!'
During this term we will experience a range of activities that are set to challenge and excite all children in year 2. Through out the term we will be very busy! We will be making pirate pizzas, building pirate planks, researching historical pirates, using materials to make structures and designing new Jolly Roger flags plus much, much more.
Times tables are incredibly important and I would encourage you to help your child with these at home. In year 2 the children are expected to know their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. In year 3 the children are expected to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.
The children are currently learning spellings from the recommended spelling list for year 2. There will be a spelling test every Tuesday. It is important that your children practice and prepare for this each week.
Children should be listened to read every night at home for about 10 minutes. When your child has finished their book please feel free to swap this in the library during wake up work time (before the register at 8:50 am). Reading record books should be filled in regularly and brought to school each Friday so that we can get your child signed off to earn their reading reward badges.
P.E is being taught on Tuesday and Friday. We are very lucky to have The Active Fusion team leading our Tuesdayy PE session and sharing their expertise. Please bring appropriate outdoor P.E kit as this term we aim to get outside for P.E where possible so please make sure they have suitable footwear.
Their P.E Kit should consist of a white T shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and suitable outdoor footwear. Earrings must be removed for P.E. Adults will not take earrings out.
Below is the structure for homework that will be sent home with your child each week.
Your child should be reading 3-5 times a week.
Each week your child will be set homework which is linked to the learning in class.
Each week your child will be set maths homework linked to basic skills such as counting or times tables. This will also be linked to learning in class.
Your child will be given 5 spellings with a spelling rule. They can then think of 4 words of their own with the same spelling rule.
To keep our school looking nice and tidy, can we please remind you to make sure that children have suitable indoor slippers or pumps.
If you have any questions about how you can support your child’s learning in Class 3 please come in and ask.
Please see our term schedule for more detailed information about the events which are taking place in school.