Welcome to Year 2
Welcome back to the start of the Summer Term. The year is flying by!
Once we have squeezed in some work on minibeasts (which we didn't complete last term because of the snow) we are starting the Summer term with our new topic 'Castles'. We will be looking at who built the first castles in England and how they were built. We will consider the reasons castles were needed and who lived in them. We will then move on to looking at the Peasants Revolt which will result in a debate within the class- I wonder who will win? We also hope to add a trip to a castle this term so watch this space...
Our Literacy focus starts off with stories that have familiar settings using the text 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. The children will need to think about other animals that could visit for tea and what they might do during their visit. In maths we are continuing to develop our understanding of fractions and looking at measures and position and direction.
P.E. is on Wednesday and Thursday. Children must ensure they have the correct kit in school. This includes a white t-shirt, black or navy shorts and trainers or plimsolls. No jewellery should be worn during P.E. lessons.
Homework is given every Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Monday. Homework consists of weekly spellings and a maths activity. It is vital that your child reads every night too and their Reading Record needs to be completed each time.
Finally this term will see your child completing their SATS assessments. These will be completed in a supportive way. The children have already had a go with some sample materials and completed them very well. Continuing to read at home, helping your child learn their spellings and completing all homework tasks is really helpful to support your child's learning. If you have access to the internet using Times Table Rockstars is also really helping speed up recall of times tables. If you have any questions about SATS assessments please catch us in school.
If you have any other queries or concerns please do not hesitate to catch us on the playground each morning or at the end of school.
Here's to a sunny and successful term!!
Mrs Walker and Mrs Bouch