Welcome to Year 2 - Squirrels!
Miss Reynolds is our class teacher.
Miss Carter is our TA.
Mrs Foster is also working with our class whilst she trains to be a full time teacher.
Term 6 : Local Environment
Wow! I can't believe it is already the last term of the year! It's going to be a fun packed term. We have swimming lessons throughout the term starting on the 11th June (you should have received a letter about this). We will be going on another school trip (information coming out soon) and we also have Sports Day, Healthy Living Week, School productions and lots of other fun activities to look forward to. In our topic we will be learning about habitats and animals. We will find out about how animals are suited to their habitats and simple food chains. We will also be learning about plants and what plants need to grow. Whilst our SATS have now finished it is still a very important term as we consolidate what the children have learnt and get them ready for moving to Key Stage Two next year. It's going to be a busy term so do make sure to check your child's bag for letters and information.
Term 5 - Australia
We will be learning about Australia in Term 5. In this topic we will be finding out about the Aborigine culture and comparing it to ours. We will find out about Cook and his discovery of Australia and how the UK first utilised the land. As part of our topic we will be focusing heavily on Aborigine stories including the 'Rainbow Serpent' and stories such as 'How the Kangaroo got her pouch'. Term 5 is a very short term and we also have our SATS which does mean that a lot of our learning will be revision and preparation for these. We will be taking the SATS tests in the 3rd and 5th week of term - letters will be sent out to explain the exact dates. It is important that your child is in school everyday to ensure that they can learn and do their best in the tests.
Term 4 - Explorers
In Term 4 we will be learning about significant people in history including Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong, Roald Amundsen and Captain Scott. We will be finding out about their lives and their great expeditions to explore. During the topic we also will have plenty of chances for some DT and will be making junk modelling ships. Term 4 is a very busy term with trips to the Rainham library, Sittingbourne Baptist Church and we will be performing at the KS1 Singing Festival at the Central Theatre in Chatham.
Term 3 - Brilliant Britons
This term we will be learning about the Queen Elizabeth II and comparing her to Queen Victoria. As part of the topic we will be finding out more about the life for children in the Victorian era including learning about school, toys and the jobs they had to do. An exciting part of this term will be a class trip to the Guildhall Museum where we will be finding out much more about Charles Dickens, a local significant figure, and the Victorians.
Term 2 - Fire!
In Term 2, we will be learning about the Great Fire of London. We will learn about how it started and where, about how it changed London and what we have learnt from the fire. The children will be doing some fantastic writing through a range of activities including information writing, poems, diary entries and letter writing. We will also be doing a lot of Art, Music and Drama this term. Of course this term we will also be rehearsing and performing in the Christmas Production and Year 2 have the role of the narrators. We will also be learning about Hanukkah in RE as well as the Christian celebration of Christmas. It's going to be a very busy term!
Term 1 - Healthy eating
Welcome to Squirrel class 2018-2019. In Term 1, Squirrels class will be learning about how to keep ourselves healthy. We will look at exercise, healthy eating and hygiene. Our class book will be the adventures of Supertato! This book will hopefully capture the children's imagination and help to produce some fantastic art work and English writing.
Towards the end of the term we will be learning about Materials as our two week mini-Science project. During this time we will also be reading a variety of different versions of The Three Little Pigs.
PE will be on Tuesday and Friday – please remember that earrings have to be removed for PE. Please ensure that their entire PE kit is named, including shoes.
Also remember to bring in a water bottle every day - even in the winter! Being well hydrated helps us to concentrate and learn.
Reading is a massive focus in Year 2 so please ensure your child's book is in daily and that you sign their contact book whenever you read at home. Reading books are needed in school daily and it is the children's responsibility to change their reading book, although the adults will try to help to remind them. Children who are free-readers are able to choose their own books (this could also be a book from home).
Homework is set on a Monday and due in on Friday of that week. Please help your child to complete their homework and ensure it is in on time. If you have any questions about homework please speak to me after school or write a note in your child's contact book. If you have helped a lot with your child's homework or think they are unsure about the task please feel free to write a comment on the homework itself.
Children will recieve spellings on Monday which are tested on Friday. These follow spelling patterns and are learnt throughout the week at school. These spelling patterns will help the children to spell new and unknown words. Practising these words at home will really help your child to do well with their English writing at school.
Other useful websites:
Daily Ten website.
Full of maths games.
English and Maths games.
Full of Maths websites to help revise at home.
A brilliant quick paced game to help revise number bonds and times tables.
A super revision website for adding and subtracting money.
A fantastic resource for practising the weekly spellings.