Welcome to Miss Simpson's Year 2 Class Page
Happy New Year!
It was great to see the children back at school this week.
This term we will be learning all about Brazil with a special focus on the rainforest and the creatures who live there. We will be comparing our school day in Plymouth with the school day of a child in Brazil and looking at the differences.
In science, we will still be learning about materials - with a very special surprise project toward the end of the term.
Please be assured that if you have any questions or concerns we will always be willing to listen and will do our best to ensure that your child is happy in school. You will have an opportunity to meet with your class teacher at the start of the the coming half term.
Please read on to find out what the children will be learning during the rest of the Spring term.
Alongside our Brazil topic we will be reading 'The Lorax' by Dr Seuss and finding out about the importance of caring for our beautiful planet. In handwriting, we will still be learning to join our letters and will practice the joins we know in the words that we most commonly use. In Year 2, it is really important that we continue to focus on handwriting and presentation. We have seen lots improvement already!
We will work on learning and recounting our 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables with fluency. We will be learning about fractions and equivalence, and exploring time and measure. We will be adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers which bridge the tens numbers and we will be learning about position and rotations.
Homework will be set each week on a Tuesday ( to be handed in on the following Monday) and will mostly consist of an English or Maths activity lasting no longer than about 20 minutes, in addition to reading and spelling practice. There will soon be another opportunity for the children to complete an open homework project where they can get creative. Get the glue and paint at the ready and watch this space for more details coming very soon....
Please read – Every day!
The best way to develop your child's vocabulary is to read to them as often as possible and discuss the meaning of new words they may come across. Stories, poems and rhymes, newspapers and comics all help your child to develop this important knowledge.
As a school we encourage children to read for 10-20 minutes on most days. We would like pupils to have changed their book at least once per week. Please come and have a chat if you have any questions or would like to know ways to engage your child with reading at home.
We will be learning spellings daily in school with a test once a week on a Friday. These words will be linked to the year 2 spelling patterns as well as the year 2 NC required word lists.
We will have PE on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school at the start of each week and is left at school during the week as it may be needed as last minute opportunities arise. This term we are doing multi skills.