Welcome Back to Year 2!
I hope you have all had a lovely Easter and are ready to be back to school this Summer term. Our topic for Summer term is Magnificent Monarchs. This project teaches children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns. It is another history based topic with other additional projects: portraits and poses (art), animal survival (science), cut, stitch and join (design and technology), push and pull (science).
The children will be reading the text Queen Victoria's bathing machine by Gloria Whelan
In school our PE days are Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. The children are to come to school dressed in their PE Kit.
Homework will not be given out on a weekly basis but homework projects may be given out each term for the children to enjoy producing topic work in a creative way. Please refer to the newsletter for Autumn on this page to discover what the children will be learning this term if they have a keen interest and would like to do further research. Every week the children will be expected to practise spellings, read and practise their maths passport target. These can be recorded in their reading record books kept in their organisers so rewards can be given. Their reading book can be changed at any point in a morning coming into the classroom. Ideally, children should be listened to read every day. We ask that children read at least three times a week at home. Please write a comment in your child's reading diary if they have continued to practise their reading so there is a record of this. Please also refer to the online resources and logins provided for further homework resources.
Year 2 end of key stage assessments take place in May. The children will be practising skills in preparation for these end of year assessments throughout the year. Please use the pack provided from the SATS parents meeting.
Photos of class events, visits and successes will be shared through the Class Dojo app. Please make sure you check it regularly to see what is happening in your child’s class and use it as an opportunity to discuss with your child what they have been doing. Keep checking for home learning tasks too.
I thoroughly look forward to the Spring term.