Mrs McElwee and Miss Brown
Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all had a lovely half term. We are looking forward to learning lots of new and exciting things this half term. Have a look bvelow to see what our learning challenges will be each week...
Our new topic is called 'Coronation Street'. We will be finding out lots of information about The Queen and what life was like in England in 1953 when she came to the throne. We are going to have our own street party, just like people did all those years ago to celebrate her coronation.
Our Royal theme of 'Coronation Street' will inspire our reading and writing this half term. Children will write a recount of our street party, an invitation to a Royal Ball and a story based on The Little Princess books. They will continue to work on using accurate punctuation in their writing. They will also work on including different sentence types in their writing.
We will be doing lots of work on fractions, finding a half, a quarter, three quarters and a third of shapes and quantities. We will also learn about measuring capacity and temperature, reading simple scales and making comparisons.
Our topic is called 'How can I be the next Royal Chef?' We will find out what seeds need to germinate and grow into healthy plants. We will also learn about healthy eating, and children will design and make their own salad for The Queen.
Our PE days are MONDAYS and FRIDAYS. All children should have a full PE kit, which includes a T-shirt, shorts and pumps or trainers. Children will need outdoor shoes this half term.
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 Friday.s 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. Our new Reading Record chart will help children keep track of how many books they have read and earn certifictes when they reach a certain number.
Please continue to read with your child at home and sign their reading record when they have read their book. Many thanks.