Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a wonderful break and are looking forward to being back in school. Our themed curriculum this term will be 'Coastline', which is a geography based theme. We will be learning about about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a comparison with a coastal region in Africa.
In our DT lessons, we will be focusing on 'Beach Huts', where we will be learning about making and strengthening structures, including different ways of joining materials. Each child will create their own mini beach hut, which will be used in conjunction with our science lessons to create a planter.
In Science, we will be learning about 'Plants'. We will be learning about what plants need in order to thrive, understand that plants need water, light, and a suitable temperature in order to grow well, understand the difference between a bulb and a seed, understand that plants make their own food, know how plants grow from a seed to a plant and recognise the importance of flowers and seeds. We will be carrying out three different scientific investigations across the term.
Termly Curriculum Maps
Please note that our timetable is flexible and may be subject to change!
In Year 2 we are all eager to learn and ready for new challenges. Rowan class are enthusiastic and positive learners who show increased independence and confidence in the classroom.
Year 2 is about becoming even more independent and the children taking responsibility for themselves. The children already know the high expectations that they need to show and this will continue to increase throughout the year.
Each Friday, your child will be sent a set of spellings to learn/ revise over the course of the week. They will be assessed on these spellings on the following Friday. Please send their sheet back into school on the day of the test. Some spellings will be words they can ‘Fred talk’ to spell e.g. th-i-s = this, however some are ‘red’ words that they will just have to learn e.g. after. Many of these red words are words which have a high frequency in the English language so it is important that children learn to spell them correctly.
In order to practise, the children need to:
Additionally, they could write a sentence using the words or write the words out of the order listed for even more practise.
The children will receive a piece of Maths or English homework each week. This will be handed out on a Friday and will be due in on the following Wednesday. We encourage parents to support their children with their homework but prefer that this work is child led as the homework will reinforce the work that we have been completing in class.
I will be responsible for judging the standards that your child is working at by the end of the year. To help inform those judgements, pupils sit national curriculum tests in English and maths, commonly called SATs. These are merely a tool to help measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move up to Year 3. The tests will take place during May. I will use the results from these tests, along with the work your child has produced throughout the year, to help me reach my own judgements. As with the phonics screening check in Year 1, your child will not know that they are completing a test.
SATs have been cancelled this year.