Welcome to Mr Kowalski's Year 2 Class Page
The first autumn half term has flown by - and what a lot we have learned! The children have worked incredibly hard and we are very proud of them all. Their behaviour at Greenbank Fire Station was exemplary and most children completed the fire safety homework books with their families so a special thank you to all of the parents!
This term we will continue to learn all about some amazing people with a special focus on Isambard Kingdom Brunel. We are all looking forward to visiting the Royal Albert Bridge on the first Thursday after half term and finding out about bridge engineering.
In science, we will 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 autumn.
This term we will be looking at information texts and writing reports about some amazing people. In handwriting, we will 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 of improvement already!
We will work on learning and recounting our 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables with fluency. This will lead to solving problems with multiplication and division. We will be exploring number patterns and the relationships between numbers and operations. Later in the term, there will be an opportunity for the children to explore the British currency and become familiar with giving change using coins and notes.
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, spelling practice and numberwork on most days. Once or twice a term, we will also embrace opportunities to set more creative homework tasks – so get your glue and paint at the ready!
Please read – Every day!
While I would love all children to read daily - what is most important is that children develop a love of reading and choose to read for pleasure, 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 Mondays. Please ensure that 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.