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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 2

Happy New Year!

The children have returned to school fully recharged and ready to go! Can I take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for their continued support and I am looking forward to continuing our partnership as we step into 2018.

Last term, we enjoyed many rich learning opportunities. The children enjoyed watching a professional live drama performance of Snow White, as well as visits to church for our Harvest and Christmas celebrations. We enjoyed being taught about road safety by our School House Captains and their teams.

Our last topic ‘London’s Burning’ set the children alight with lots of fun activities based around Guy Fawkes and the Great Fire of London. To finish our topic the children made a fire in our Forest School session and enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate whilst discussing fire safety with friends. Our highlight of the term has to be our Christmas performance. The children were absolutely fabulous and worked hard to put on an amazing performance! See photos attached.

This half term our new topic will be ‘We’re going on Safari’. Throughout the term, we will be travelling to the continent Africa and focus our learning on the country Kenya. We will compare our family with the Masai tribe, explore world maps, atlases and globes, as we will learn to identify and name the world’s seven continents and five oceans.

In English, we will continue to focus on the spoken language as this is such a vital skill that underpins reading and writing. The children will experience daily reading and writing opportunities as we travel across the world. We will identify the features of non-fiction books and compare these with fiction books. Writing opportunities include making our own non-fiction books about African animals and recounts, inspired by a trip to Knowsley Safari Park.

This term in Maths, we will be learning to recognise various coin values and combine different coins to make given amounts. We will learn to multiply and divide using concrete objects, pictorial representations, arrays and repeated addition. We will develop an understanding that division is the inverse operation to multiplication. Later on in the term, we will move on to 2D and 3D shape work.

We always have a daily Mental Maths session in class and you can support your child at home by taking all opportunities to practice and consolidate their learning. It can be as quick and simple as practicing a times-table as you walk up the stairs together. Mental maths tasks are given out as weekly homework and it is vital that your child completes these tasks at least 3 times per week.

I have attached our Year 2 Spring Term Newsletter, which has lots more curriculum information and other important classroom information.

As always, I will keep you fully updated on our weekly homework letter. Drop-in sessions continue to be available on Mondays, between 3.15pm and 3.45pm, for you to discuss with me any concerns you may have. You can also arrange a time to speak to myself on the phone or I am able to offer a meeting at a later time, by prior arrangement.

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Edwards

Year 2 Class Teacher

Spring 2018 Newsletter Year 2.pdf (PDF 361.4KB)
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Guidelines for spelling, year 2, including word lists.pdf (PDF 65.9KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 2.pdf (PDF 64.5KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 2.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)