Mrs Loynds, Mrs Joshua and Miss Tait.
Friday 1st March - Forest School
Tuesday 12th March 4pm-7pm
Thursday 14th March 4pm-7pm
This half-term, our topic will be:
This term we will be looking at Famous People from throughout history who are famous for all sorts of different reasons.
Throughout the half-term we will learn about:
🌟 Florence Nightingale
🌟 Julia Donaldson
🌟 George Stephenson
🌟 Georges Seurat
🌟 John Williams
In our English lessons we will continue using adjectives in our work to add more detail when describing as well as suffixes, adverbs and conjunctions. We will also think about non-fictional writing when learning about the lives of the different famous people as listed above. This half-term we will be spending lots of time practising our hand-writing, so please take some time to work on letter formation at home, if ever you have a moment! We shall also be looking at Julia Donaldson’s books in great detail to help us write our own fiction story based on one of her books.
In Maths, we will be consolidating our addition and subtraction skills whilst also continuing to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We will also be looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, how many faces, edges and vertices they have, as well as how many lines of symmetry.
It’s going to be a very busy half-term with Fair Trade fortnight, Mothers’ Day and Easter celebrations all taking place before the holidays.
If you want to have a go at some other creative homework tasks, there are some ideas below:
🌟 Research a famous person of your choice
🌟 Have a go at drawing a famous person
🌟 Create a PowerPoint of information and pictures to showcase a famous person
🌟 Replicate a piece of art work in a style of your choice
🌟 Create a piece of music in your favourite style
🌟 Write a fact file about your favourite author
🌟 Carry out a questionnaire to find out your family’s favourite books or films and record the results in a table or graph.
🌟 Debate with your family about what it would be like to be famous – would you like to be famous? Why or why not?
Make sure you bring anything you do at home in to school so we can share your success and celebrate your efforts!
A few reminders and things you may need to know:
Please bring a water bottle into school every day – make sure these are kept upright with the lids on tight when you bring them into school as we tend to have a lot of leaks if not! Please don’t put them into your red reading bags!
Reading books and reading records should be brought into school every day too. In Year 2, it is the children’s’ responsibility to change their own reading book when needed. Class teachers will hear the children read on a weekly basis as part of group guided reading session and will change book levels when appropriate. Please can we ask that children read with an adult at home every day and engage in lots of discussion about whatever book they are reading. This is really important to help children further improve their comprehension skills.
PE Days are a Tuesday and a Thursday. Please ensure that children have their full PE Kit in school on these days. Children who have their ears pierced need to have earrings removed on these days.
Spellings will be tested weekly. The children will bring home a list of spellings for the half-term during the first two weeks. Please help children to learn their spellings whenever possible.
Mathletics – The children will all be given a log on to use Mathletics whenever they like at home. Class teachers will ensure that appropriate work is available on Mathletics in order to consolidate the learning we have been doing at school.
Other than regular reading, spelling and Mathletics – no other formal homework tasks will be set. If children would like to explore our topic in more detail, then we have suggested some different learning opportunities below. Please feel free to bring any completed tasks into school so we can share and celebrate them!