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Welcome to Year Two

 

Our topic this term is ‘People of the Past’.  The children will be learning about Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus, Roald Dahl and Martin Luther King Jr., amongst others.   The loved dressing up on the first day back in January – we had Jackie Onassis, Ayrton Senna, Barack Obama, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana and Louis XIV!

We will be doing lots of learning on SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar), Writing and Maths as well as conducting scientific investigations.  The children have just taken their practise SATs tests which they all coped marvellously with.  We are very proud teachers!

READING IS IMPORTANT!!

Please try and listen to your child read daily or as much as possible. This is such an important part of their learning and they need to be confident to read different texts. By the end of Year 2, children should be able to read and write the 300 high frequency words. When you listen to your child read please write it in their yellow Reading Record so we can keep a check on how well they are doing!

Click here for a list of the 100 and 200 high frequency words that your child should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2.

There is an amazing free website that you can register with to read a great selection of e-books. These books link with our reading levels and have activities to do after the children have read the book. The website comes with audio, so if your child finds reading challenging try listening to the story first to build confidence.

Give it a go! After all it’s free!!

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Primary Advantage Maths

At Great Heath Academy we follow the Primary Advantage Maths Programme.  This programme develops children’s understanding of mathematical concepts using concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches.

Click here for some interactive maths games www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=1

This half term we are learning about place value, measuring length, capacity and mass, fractions and using multiplication, division, addition and subtraction in real stories (word problems).

Literacy

We have been learning about spelling patterns, punctuation and grammar.  This includes learning about different sentence types – exclamation, statement, command and question – and how to punctuate them, and other grammatical terms and uses.

We are learning how to infer and deduce information from a text, and ask an answer questions.

Ask your child about ‘metacognition’ and ‘schema’!   Image result for tomato and lettuce salad

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  • P.E. kits need to be in school on a Monday, for the whole week.
  • Water bottles are very important.
  • Reading books with yellow reading diaries EVERY DAY!
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather – sun hats in the hot weather.