Year 2 Spring 2017

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the New Year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and we look forward to working with you and your child in 2017.

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

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out in school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate your encouragement when it comes to homework and ensuring that your child has all the right equipment they need.

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

English

Literacy lessons and group reading sessions to continue.

Development of events and description of setting in own story writing.

The Minpins – Talk for Writing

Writing non-fiction texts

Poetry.

Spellings will continue to be given out on Monday.

 

Maths

Number patterns, counting in 2s, 5s, 10s.  Recognising 2 digit multiples of 2, 5 and 10.

Know halves and doubles of numbers to 20.

Measurement (mass, length, capacity)

Money (£, p)

Fractions of numbers, shapes and quantities (1/2, ¼, ¾)

 

Science

Use of everyday materials                              Animals including humans

 

ICT

Using software & Internet to search for information to support topics; Africa and famous Victorians.

Animation – link with History.

 

Geography

Understanding similarities and differences through studying human and physical geography of a small area (in UK) and of a small area in a non-European country.

Use of internet to compare with our lives and weather, work to be ICT based.

 

Art

Art work related to topics.

 

History

Famous Victorians (e.g. Florence Nightingale, Queen Victoria)

Understanding chronology – sequencing events

Recognising the reliability of historical sources

 

R.E.

Creating Harmony & Unity – understanding each other

Participating & Willing to Lead – everyone has a part to play and working together

Caring for Others

P.E.

PE will be on Tuesdays – Games

 

Music

Learning African based music & sounds                    Understanding contemporary African sounds

 

Reading

Home reading books can be changed up to twice weekly.

Children also have the opportunity to loan books from the school library on Mondays and to use Bug Club (see yellow reading diary for password)

Please continue to use the reading diary to record when the child is reading and how they are progressing.

Homework

Spellings: Given out on Mondays to learn for the next Monday.

Literacy and Maths: Given out on Tuesdays, due in the following Tuyesday

Please check the school website for details.

Reading at least three times a week and to be recorded in reading diar

Equipment needed

P.E kit – please include suitable outdoor wear such as jogging trousers and top as well as usual PE kit.  Please also check that your child’s pumps are the right size.

SATs & Assessments Week

Please avoid booking holidays in May due to SATs which will take place during this month.

For Year 2 some tasks (practical activities) are also completed this term as part of the children’s classroom work. The tests are marked by the teachers in school and are externally moderated. Results will be reported to parents in July. During this term some time will be used to practise and revise the areas covered in the SATs. This preparation will enable the children to achieve their best and make all round good progress. Please do not hesitate to see us with any questions or queries. More information will be shared at the Literacy Workshop on Friday 13th January.

Medication

Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.

Class information

  • Please remember to send all drinks separate from books to avoid spillage damage to school reading books – only still unflavoured water to be allowed in class please. Children are given a choice of water or milk/juice at lunchtimes and so should not need to buy another drink from the kitchen counter.
  • If your child is to be collected by someone other than yourself or the named contact persons please let the school know; a note to teachers would be appreciated as it can be difficult to remember verbal messages given at the classroom door.
  • Please ensure that all of your child’s PE kit is named and that pumps are the correct size. PE this term will be on a Tuesday. Could all clothing and belongings please be re-named as name labels do fade and many are becoming difficult to read.

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

  • Parents Evening Thursdays 9th and 16th February

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year.

Mrs L’Homme & Miss Cook