Welcome to the Typhoom Class page.
WELCOME TO YEAR 2:
We have got lots of exciting things planned for your children in Year 2 and we are looking forward to a great year.
This term our topic is:
This is a Science based topic but we will also be incorporating Geography, Art and Design, IT and DT skills too.
In Science we will be looking at habitats, living and non living things, food chains and basic needs of animals.
In Geography we will be looking at the physical and human features of our local coastal environment.
In Art and Design we will be doing some 3D modelling with clay as well as looking at seascapes and we will be making finger puppets in DT. We will also be making collages out of natural materials that we collect from our beach walk.
We will also be developing our IT skills by looking at digital presentations and using the internet as a research tool.
Typhoon and Hercules enjoyed their Wow Day at Skegness beach. We looked at different habitats and collected lots of interesting things to help with our science learning.
In Maths this term, we will be looking at the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and the different strategies that the children can use within these operations to solve problems.
We will be teaching the skills to the children on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the children will be applying these skills on a Thursday. Learning on a Friday will consolidate and develop mental maths strategies and arithmetic skills.
In English, some children will be following the Read Write Inc programme and some will be involved in class based English sessions. These sessions will focus on different texts within different genres. We will be focusing on a selection of fiction and non-fiction writing which will include poetry, narrative, instructions and recounts.
We are also continuing to encourage the children to use their weekly targets in their writing across the curriculum. These are used throughout the curriculum to ensure the children show their best writing skills in all subjects, not just in Literacy!
In RE, we will be looking at Jewish celebrations and festivals. The children will start with looking at the festival of Rosh Hashanah which is the Jewish New Year and will learn about their beliefs and traditions.
P.E. in term 1 will be on a Friday with the sports coach and they will be teaching the children the skills of dribbling and ball skills. Please could your child bring their full PE kit at the beginning of the week so they will be able to take part as we do not keep spare kit in school. Just a reminder that the correct PE kit for school is: black shorts, white t shirt and trainers or plimsolls. A black tracksuit maybe worn in the cooler months.
If your child has their ears pierced, please could you ensure they are taken out for PE or they will need to have them taped up.
Topic: Just a reminder that a selection of exciting homework activities linked to our topic will be given out at the beginning of the term. The intention is that one activity is completed each week.
Any child who completes good quality homework linked to our learning will receive a merit.
Maths: To begin with, we will be sending Ted’s Teasers number bonds sheets for the children to complete. There will be an explanation on the sheet about what to do.
Spelling: When all initial assessments are completed, we will send spellings out every term. These will be taken from the Common Exception Words list for Years 1 and 2 which the children should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2. These will be individually assessed and given so that you and the children know which words they need to learn.
These will be tested termly.
Reading: If you have read with your child, please make sure you have signed their reading record. Please feel free to write comments in the reading record book too so we can see how they are getting on with their reading at home. We have a changing box in the classroom so if your child’s book needs changing, they can put it there and we will endeavour to change it the same day.
Please always ask your child questions about their reading using the ideas on the attached sheet. Assessment of reading throughout school is focused on the understanding that your child has of the text they have read.