Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all had a lovely break. We are looking forward to all of the new and exciting things we will learn this half term during our new topic.
Our new topic is called 'Savannah'. We will be finding out lots about the Kenya and what it is like to live there.
Our African theme will inspire our reading and writing this half term. Children will write a riddle about an African animal, information about lions and a story based in Africa. We will work on using accurate punctuation in our writing and checking to make sure it makes sense. Children will use a range of conjunctions to make sure their writing includes more detail.
This half term, we will focus on measuring time, mass and capacity. We will continue to work on learning the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We will also learn division facts for these tables. Help your child at home by testing them on these number facts.
Our Science topic is called 'Can plants grow in the Sahara Desert?' We will ask questions such as 'What do plants need to grow?' and 'What do seeds look like?' We will investigate what happens when seeds germinate and we will find out which plants can grow in the desert.
This half term we will focus on our skills as geographers. Our topic is called 'Where would you prefer to live - England or Kenya?' Children will compare our country with Kenya and find out why people like to visit there for a holiday. They will also find Kenya on a world map and learn about the wonderful animals that live there.
Our PE days are WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS. All children should have a full PE kit, which includes a T-shirt and shorts or jogging trousers/leggings. Children will need outdoor shoes this half term as we will be doing Outdoor Games.
Please make sure that your child's name is written inside each piece of kit. Long hair must be tied back and no earrings should be worn on these days.
Homework will be sent out on Fridays. Please return homework books by the following Wednesday so it can be marked.
All children will have spellings to learn every week. They will be sent out on Mondays, and children will be tested on Fridays. Please make sure your child brings their spelling book back to school, so we can mark it and send it home in order for you to keep track of their progress. Practising spellings at home for a few minutes each day is essential, and really helps to improve children's written work.
Reading and Book Bags
Children need to bring their book bags to school every day. They will read regularly as part of a group or individually when possible, but reading at home is just as important.
Now they are in Year 2, children are encouraged to change their own book bags. There will not be a change over day - children will change their books when they have read them, but it is expected that this will be at least twice a week. They can change their book every day if they wish!
Please continue to read with your child at home and sign their reading record when they have read their book. Many thanks for your support.
Trip to The Lowry Centre - 16th January 2018