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Year 2 (Honeygold) 2022 - 2023

Ms Deen

 

Welcome to Year 2! 

The children have had a fantastic term and we are looking forward to the new year!

A short overview for the first part of the Spring term is below.

Topic:
We are starting a new and exciting topic this term - Coastline! This half term we will be focussing on Geography. The children will be learning about the features of a coastline, using a compass to describe a location and .reading a map with a key. We will also be looking at the human features of a coastline and comparing the past and the present. 

English
We will be reading 'Little Red' by Bethan Woolvin. The children will be encouraged to share their opinion on the book and discuss which version of the story they preferred. We will be looking at newspaper reports and diary entries. We will be revisiting using verbs and nouns as well as learning how to use subordination (using when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (using or, and, but).


Reading is vital in Year 2 and so this term. We will focus on reading skills which I encourage you to mirror at home. Below are some questions you could ask to support your child with their reading at home.

Predicting - What will happen next? What could this story be about? What might the character say next and why?
Retrieving - Which word was used to describe the character? Where is the story set? 
Sequencing - What happened at the beginning of the story? What happened at the end of the story? Can you summarise the story?
Vocabulary - What is another word for 'big'? How else could the author describe the main character? How can we figure out the meaning of the word...?
Inference - How do you know the character is feeling sad? What clues tell us the character is happy? Look at the image, what can we infer about the character? 

I encourage you to read at home as much as possible and, where possible, ask key questions to ensure the children understand what they have read. Please ensure you note down when your child has read a book in their reading record.

Maths
In Maths we will learning about money. The children will identify coins and notes, count to find the total, make amounts and compare amounts of money. After this unit, we will be moving on to multiplication and division.  

Science
Our topic this half term is 'Uses of materials.' The children will be exploring everyday materials, exploring how materials can change in shape and linking properties to uses. We will be carrying out an experiment where they will be testing some paper types for their strength, texture and absorbency.

Religious Education
We are learning about Islam. 

PE
We will be learning about ball games where will be learning about the skills needed in order to play successfully. The children will also learn how to master basic skills such as jumping and throwing. Our second lesson in the week will be on gymnastics. The children will learn how to perform basic shapes, a variety of jumps and rolls.   

Reminders

Homework will be sent out every Friday and should be returned by the folloiwng Thursday. Reading books are given out every Friday as well and should be returned the following Thursday.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Ms Deen

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