Year 2 – Saint Francis of Assisi
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Welcome back! I hope you all had a great Christmas break.
Just a reminder that your teaching team is Mrs Ives supported by Mrs Szabo as the Teaching Assistant. Mrs Szabo will be in class each morning.
For your information, children in Year 2 will have P.E. lessons on a Monday and Tuesday. PE kits should be in school at all times. Wellington boots can be left in school on the boot rack in the KS1 outside area.
Reading books are be changed every Monday. The children need their books in school every day and it would be fantastic if you could read with your child as regularly as possible at home and ask questions about the books they have read to help them understand the content.
Your child will continue to have weekly spellings to learn and will be sent home with a number bonds/multiplication sheet which they will work through at their own pace and achieve rewards as they learn them. Parents are encouraged to come in on Thursday mornings from 9.05-9.15 to practise times tables with their children. The children are expected to confidently know their 2, 5, 10 and 3 times-tables by the end of year 2.
Please don’t hesitate to make an appointment to see me if you have any issues you would like to discuss. Additionally, if anyone can spare their time to volunteer in school and hear readers please do get in touch.
Mrs Ives and Mrs Szabo
Spring Overview 2020
Teaching focus: paragraphs and tense
Tale of a Quest
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Teaching focus: characters feelings
• Book Week
What is pink? Christina Rossetti
Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces
Identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes (for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid)
Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones) through context of measure, money
Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.
Compare and order, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
Simple word problems linked to capacity
Calculation x and /
Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts
Find 1/4, 2/4 and ¾ of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
Tell and write the time to five minutes
Cross curricular theme
Living things and their habitats
- Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
-Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
-Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
-Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
Think about what information they will need to collect to answer questions
Ask questions that they want to find the answers to including questions that can be answered yes no
Collect data in a variety of ways including digital microscopes to capture images
Use data to create charts and graphs
Answer questions from charts and graphs
Create decision trees using objects or photographs
Explore a branching database
Save their data and retrieve it
Find information from different sources such as web sites
CREATIVE TOPIC WORK
Cross curricular theme
• ask geographical questions
• use globes, maps and plans at a range of scales
• use geographical vocabulary
• identify and describe what places are like
• recognise how places compare with other places
• make observations about other features in the environment
• express their own views about people, places and environments
• design and make artefacts
I Wanna play in a Band by Joanna Mongana: learning to play Rock music
Mexican music (cross curricular)
Net and Wall – Tennis / Ball and racquet skills
Days of the week
Months of the year
The Good News