Teacher: Mrs Bryant
We will begin our term by looking at our Power of Reading text, Traction Man. We will be creating our own story boxes of an additional plot within the story which will lead onto writing a short narrative of our own.
We will also be exploring the characters thoughts and feelings through role play. Through the text we will broaden our understanding and use of appropriate vocabulary. Nearer the end of the term we will start looking at mixed up fairy tales, identifying the similarities and differences between the different versions.
This term we will start by exploring shape, the children will be describing the properties of a range of 2D and 3D shapes using mathematical vocabulary. We will then move onto position and direction. Throughout the term we will also be continuing with our problem solving, creating links in our learning through applying skills previously taught, getting ourselves ready for year 3!
Please continue to explore your fluency skills of numbers bonds, doubles, halves and times table. Remember you can use hit the button or times-table rockstars for this.
Learning Journey (cross curricular subjects)
Our Learning Journey this term is ‘Toys!’ We will be looking at toys from the past. The children will be ordering a range of toys, recognising changes and identifying differences between them.
Within Art we will be focusing on drawing and painting, therefore we will be exploring a range of techniques which will lead to drawing and painting a range of toys in the style of Andy Warhol.
Within Music we will be composing our own piece of music which is suitable for a baby mobile. We will be listening to a range of music used within toys, thinking carefully about the suitability of the sounds used. We will then compose, record and edit our own piece of music.
Please remember to hear your child read daily – it makes such a difference to your child’s reading.
A new homework sheet will be stuck into the children's homework books at the beginning of the term. Please ensure the books come into school each Monday. I love to see what the children are learning at home! Thank you to everyone who produced some fantastic and creative homework last term, the year 2 team were very impressed!
I will also be sending home some Maths and English homework sheets for children. These will include all the different skills that we have been learning this year. It would be great if your child would like to complete them.
Class targets for this term
- To use a range of punctuation within our writing.
- To identify similarities between texts that we read.
- To use a range of written methods to solve problems. (Repeated addition, bridging 10)
- To recall halves of a number up to 20.
Personal and Social
- Begin to develop the ability to understand and manage change.
- Things to remember!
Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school.
Please can your child bring their reading book in daily, we love to hear them read too!