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Year 2

2 Crystal - Mr Pardoe

2 Lion - Mrs Loynds

 

Summer 2

 

We hope you've all had a fantastic half-term.

Can we say a big thank you to all of the adults who came into school on the (very rainy!) last day of term to help the children make their puppets. They all look amazing... See the pictures below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our topic this term will be 'Our Wonderful World.'

 

We will be busy thinking about the beautiful world around us - all the nature, animals and people that form our wonderful world.

 

In English, we will continue writing in lots of different forms to show how much our writing has improved.

 

In Maths, we will be looking at data-handling, shape and re-capping some our number skills too.

 

In Science lessons, we will be learning all about plants and what they need in order to grow properly. We will also be looking at mini-beasts too.

 

As part of our RE lessons, we will be learning all about important symbols which will lead into our trips to St Mary's Church on Tuesday 3rd July.

 

Please remember we will also ​be going to the Enviornment Zone at Robert's Primary School on Friday 13th July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a few notices and pieces of useful information:

 

Sports Day - Friday 22nd June, please can children wear a coloured T-Shirt of whichever house team they are in. Please ask if you're not sure! ​

PE Days

 

PE will remain on a Tuesday and Wednesday and children should always have their PE kit, clearly labelled, in school on these days. Any children with their ears pierced should make sure these are removed on PE days.

 

Water Bottles

 

​Children should always have a labelled water bottles in school. These should be taken home each day and brought back in for the next day. Please don't keep them in book bags as they often end up spilling and getting everything soggy!

 

Reading

 

It would be brilliant if children could spend time reading with an adult everyday at home. Ideally, children should be spending about 20 minutes reading and discussing their books. The children are able to change their reading books everyday in school or whenever they need as long as their reading record has been signed by an adult from home. Some children may also have word lists to practise too - so look out for them hidden away in book bags!

 

Homework

 

In Year 2, paper-homework will not be set weekly and there will be no pressured expectations regarding completion.

When appropriate, children will be given creative tasks linked to topic work (see below) and occasionally Maths and English tasks aimed at consolidating learning.

We will continue to set Mathletics homework weekly, so make sure you have your log on details at the ready!

(Come and see Mr Pardoe or Mrs Loynds if you can't access the site for any reason.)

Don't forget to keep on looking at the word lists that were given out at parents' evenings too.

 

Creative Homework tasks to try:

 

- Make a shoe-box sized 'mini-world.'

- Describe somwhere in the world by writing an acrostic poem.

- Study a plant for 2 weeks and make note of all the changes that occur each day.

- Record the number of mini-beasts you find in a particualr place in your garden - show your results using a graph or table.

- Paint the location of your ideal holiday.

- Take a trip to the library and find some non-fiction books all about mini-beasts.

- Create your own bug! You could even make it out of recylcled materials too.

- Write a diary entry as though you had become stranded on a desert island - what beautiful things would you see?

 

 

Make sure you bring in anything you do at home in to school so that we can share your succes and celebrate your efforts! ​

 

Embracing the fullness of life, embedded in a Christian ethos of caring and sharing.
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