Year 2 Newsletter

February 2018

Spring Term!

Welcome back and we hope you all had a lovely half term break.
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Our Topic

We will continue with our topic of Go Wild this half term.

Literacy

This half term we will be learning all about rhyming poems and will create our own on woodland animals. Our key fictional text is The Owl who was afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson and after exploring the text in depth, the children will be writing their own sequel!


Mathematics

This term the children will continue to develop their fleuncy in maths by using and applying their knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be recapping the properties of 2d and 3d shapes and looking at positioning. The children will be learning how to distinguish between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anticlockwise).


Topic

We will be learning about Sir Isaac Newton this half term and the reasons why he is such a famous scientist. In our science lessons we will be observing the changes to materials when they are heated and cooled.

We are looking forward to creating a multi-media presentation in computing on a topic of our choice (we shall see what the suggestions are!) The children will use a variety of sources online to research for their project and then use Microsoft Powerpoint to bring it all together.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 27th February - The chicks arrive in school! Watch out for the eggs!

Thursday 1st March - World Book Day for Heronshaw - children can come to school dressed as their favourite book character!

Tuesday 6th March - Theatre company are in school to perform the Little Princess.

Monday 12th -Friday 16th March - STEM week! The week will be themed around science, design technology and maths. Teaching Talons will also be paying us a visit!

Friday 23rd March - Half term

How can you help?


Practice the spellings sent home and remember to practice the common exception words.


Here are some websites that have online games linked to literacy and maths that your child can play.

www.ictgames.com

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1


Below are some additional activities that you can do to support their learning:


Literacy

  • Write their own story. Choose a section of the story to edit and improve. Can they improve an adjective they have used by using an expanded noun phrase? Is there a better way to start their sentence?
  • Practise common exception words and their joined up handwriting by choosing words from the list and putting them into sentences. Can they use alternative punctuation (! ?) at the end of their sentence?


Maths

  • Ask your child to tell you the Rolling Numbers songs for the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.
  • Give them a problem solving task e.g. "There are 4 apples in a bag. I have 5 bags. How many apples do I have?"
  • Practise their knowledge time and reading both an analogue clock and a digital clock to five minute intervals.


Topics

  • Carry out a science experiment of your own at home! There are lots of ideas on the internet that can be completed at home.
  • Ask your child what their multi-media project is going to be about and help them to research an element for their project.

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