Curriculum Notes Year 2 Autumn 2016

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays and we look forward to working with you and your child this year.

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Autumn term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school.

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Autumn term:

Maths

Place Value

Ordering Numbers

Writing Numbers in digits and words

Addition Subtraction

Number bonds

Counting in 2s,5s,10s

Literacy

Handwriting                                                                                  Re-telling Storeis

Punctuation & Grammar                                                            Descriptive Writing

Spellings – (to be given out and tested on Mondays)       Letters

Poetry                                                                                              Diary Entry

Science (includes trip to the National Sea Life Centre)

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

ICT

Communicating information using text – keyboard skills

Email safety

Relevant cross-curricular research

Geography

Oceans

World Continents

History

Famous Explorers (e.g. Christopher Columbus)

Art

Mother Nature (link to Oceans)

Observational drawing to explore line, colour and shape

Portraits (link to Famous Explorers)

Design Technology

Exploring patterns and combining materials/components.

Using simple construction techniques (sewing – link to Oceans)

PE/games

Gymnastics

Dance

Music

Cross curricular links with Science and Geography

Famous Composers

Class singing – preparation for Harvest/Christmas

RE

Living by rules                                     Sharing & being generous

Self discipline                                      Trying to make things better

The Story of Christmas

Equipment required

Please ensure all items are clearly named and that pumps fit correctly

PE kit

Water bottle

Painting apron

Book bag

Homework

Spellings – Mondays

All other homework set on Tuesdays

Home Readers to be changed at least twice a week and Library books changed once a week.

Trips/ Clubs money etc

Details for trips and clubs etc are sent out separately but will generally be paid for through ParentPay unless otherwise specified.  If you do not have access to ParentPay yet please ask for details of Parentpay at the office otherwise, send correct amount by cheque or cash in a named envelope.

Medication

Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.  If your child requires medication please collect a medicine administration form from the school office

Class Information

P.E. –   Tuesdays and Thursdays

Please avoid booking holidays during next May due to SATs tests.  Dates will be given out when available.

On a Wednesday afternoon while the Y2 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment the children will enjoy one hour of Spanish and one hour of Art.

 

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year.

Mrs L’Homme & Miss Cook