Welcome back after Easter. We are looking forward to an exciting summer term. This term our topic is ‘Let’s go to China!’
Our English text will be ‘The Bear and the Piano’. We will then be studying ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer’.
In maths, we will learning about fractions, including naming half, quarter, two quarters, three quarters and one third; recognising the equivalence of half and two quarters;writing a simple fraction sentence for half and one quarter;explaining that a fraction has been divided into equal groups and counting in halves. We will also be looking at partitioning numbers and comparing numbers to 1000.
In science, we will be completing our topic on plants. We will be investigating the conditions plants need to grow, how seeds disperse and identifying plants and trees in our local area.We will grow our own sunflowers too.
If your child is bringing a packed lunch to school, please send this in a disposable plastic bag (if possible) so that it can be disposed of and not sent back home with your child. This is to minimise items that are travelling between home and school.
Your children will need to bring a clearly labelled water bottle. These will be sent home regularly to be washed.
Your child will need their coat each day. Book bags or school bags do not need to be brought to school.
Your child will need to return their reading book and reading record but no other homework will be returned to school – see homework section below.
All children should come to school wearing their PE kits on the days when they have their PE lesson. In Year 2, this is each Tuesday and Friday.
On Mondays, spellings will be sent home. Please practice these but do not return them to school. All children will have a short spelling test on a Friday.
On Fridays, an English or Maths task will be set. This may be paper based, in a workbook that will remain at home or an online activity. Please return this completed activity online by uploading it onto class dojo where teachers will be able to view the homework.
We will be sending a reading book and a Reading Record home each Friday. Please read with your child over the weekend and make a comment in the record. Please return the book and the record each Monday.
We are requesting that parents adhere to this pattern and get into a routine of returning books each Monday. This is very important as the books will need to be quarantined before they are issued out to another child. If books are returned late, this delays them from being used again in this cycle.
We will use class dojo to communicate regarding homework and other matters. We may also want to send you a message to let you know how well your child is doing and recognise particular efforts and achievements. Please ensure you are signed up to class dojo. If you need further information, please contact the school office by email or telephone.