Happy and Successful Children
Summer 1 Term
Dates for your diary:
Visit – Walton Dam – Friday 27th April
Visitor- Zoolab– Monday 30th April
Homework Show – Thursday 17th May 3pm
Trip: Queens Park/Pets At Home Thursday 24th May pm
Year 2 SATS week commencing 14th May and 21st May.
Year 2 Children will be sitting SAT tests in reading and Mathematics. Please ask Mrs Spark or Mrs Thomas if you have any questions in regards to the tests.
This year we will be following the new curriculum through exciting topic such as ; Paws, Claws and Whiskers, Dinosaur Planet, Moon Zoom, Street Detective, Wriggle and Crawl, and Enchanted Woodland.
The Summer 1 topic is Wriggle and Crawl!
The children will be investigating various bugs and insects and finding out about their habitats. To support the trip we will be heading out of school to Queen's Park and Walton Dam to find out which creatures live in our local area.
English this term will focus on:
Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils. Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation. Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by recognising simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry. Explain and discuss their understanding of books, poems and other material
Maths this term will focus on:
Year 1- Multiplication with grouping and arrays
Fractions identify 1/2 and 1/4
Position and direction
Year 2 – Measures including time, mass, length, capacity and temperature.
Also consolidation of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Things to Remember:
Children will receive a weekly spelling homework and they will have a test on these spellings at the end of the week.
As part of our whole school focus on multiplication we will be expecting pupils to practice these weekly.
PE is a statutory requirement. Class 3 PE is currently every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. All children are expected to have the correct school PE kit each week; navy blue shorts, navy blue jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, pumps or trainers. Children must not come to school with jewellery on i.e. necklaces, bracelets etc. and if children wear earrings, they must be able to take them out for PE. Children with long hair also need to tie their hair back for PE.
Reading at Home
Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week at home. They should read independently, as well as having the opportunity to read to/with their adult. All children need to increase their reading pace and fluency. This year, we are taking part in the '100 books to read' challenge. This challenge encourages children to read a range of books and expand their love of reading.