Welcome to Year 2 Maple Class
SPRING TERM 1
Our Topic this term is
"What a Wonderful World"
What we are learning in school
In Maths, we will start off the term with multiplication and division, looking at arrays and sharing. We will also be looking at tally charts and pictograms.
In English, we will be reading Meerkat Mail, a book which has recurring language. We will then be writing reports, as well as reading and writing poems about Spring.
In Phonics, we will be consolidating the phonics we have done so far and then moving on to Phase 6 phonics. In Phase 6 Phonics the main aim for children is to develop their fluency as a reader and increase their accuracy when spelling. They will have already learnt the most often used grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPCs) in the English language. Children will be able to sight-read a large number of words. When coming across an unfamiliar word, they have a range of strategies to decode them including their sounding and blending skills We will focus on the suffixes ‘ing’ ‘ed’ ‘es’ and ‘s’, such as copy- copying, copied, copies. We also look at the prefixes ‘re’ and ‘un’ such as cycle - recycle and do -undo.
We visit our library on a Tuesday and reading books are changed on a Friday.
In Science, we will be looking at the environment, with a particular focus on climate change, recycling, saving water and endangered animals.
In PSHE. our focus will be living in the wider world. This incorporates rights and responsibilities, equality and community inclusion.
In Geography, we will be finding out we will travel around the world and continents, visiting hot and cold climates.
How can you help?
Use Bug Club at home to enrich your children's learning.
Read and write numbers in words as well as digits.
Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0 and 10 from any given number.
Practise multiplications of 2, 5 and 10.
Recognise 2D and 3D shapes in everyday life.
Think about halves and quarters—can you cut a cake or pizza into half or quarters?
Learn the seven continents and the five oceans of the world and find them on a map.
Support development of our five Elmtree School values: inclusive, respectful, ambitious, resilient and curious.
Many thanks for your support.
Miss Fowler and Miss Phillips