Year 2 2018 - 2019
Welcome to Year 2
New year, new topic...
From meerkats to Mandela, we will explore this fascinating continent through our English and topic work.
Our text for this half term will be 'Meerkat Mail' written by Emily Gravitt.
Sunny Meerkat lives in the Kalahari desert with his family. Under the hot sun, Sunny and his brothers and sisters work together, play together, eat together, learn together and sleep together. Sunny needs a break, so he decides to take a trip to visit some relatives. But as he travels from the barnyard through the forest to the city, Sunny realises there's no place like home!
We will be using this text to write a quest tale as well as writing a diamante poem and an information leaflet during the unit.
We are returning to Place Value and Additon and Subtraction. Please revise doubles and halves, as well as addition and subtraction of two digit and single digit, and two two digit numbers.
Use the link below for a 10-minute daily Maths challenge to support these objectives. Choose Level 1 or Level 2 and pick a longer answering time and reduce it as they get quicker!
Daily reading at Year Two is strongly encouraged to help children reach the required level of speed and fluency. Reading Records are checked daily and raffle tickets are given to those children who have read. Each week there is a prize for the lucky winner!
Spelling is a huge part of the Year Two curriculum and regular practise is the key to success. We recommend 5 or 10 minutes 5 times a week whenever possible to support the teaching in class.
Children should have a full PE kit in school at all times. This should consist of shorts and a T-shirt for indoor PE and trainers and a tracksuit for outdoor PE. We will be going swimming this term too. Mrs Ford and Mrs Ball's class will swim on Tuesdays and Mrs Ronald's class on Thursdays.