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29/01/19

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2:
Tawny Owls and Barn Owls


Miss Saunders and Miss Annand are teaching Tawny Owls this year and Mrs Harrison is the class teacher in Barn Owls.

Welcome

Welcome back to the second half of our Spring term! We hope you enjoyed a restful half term break.

We hope you find the information below useful for this half term. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Spring.

PE

In year 2, the PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school.

Trips

This term we will be involved in two enrichment weeks within school.

Week 2- Book Week

Week 5- Art Week

We look forward to sharing our learning from these weeks with you.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. We are implementing a ‘Soft Start’ from 19th February 2018. This means that from 8.45, children will be able to walk to their own classrooms. Children must be on their way to their classrooms by 8.55 as the playground doors will close as normal, at 9am.
In KS1, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:20.

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Make it

Our Power of Reading text this half term is:

Traction Man by Mini Grey.

Using a variety of sources such as the internet, your local library, and/or books from school including the school library – your task is to read a wide selection of stories written by Mini Grey. Or perhaps you would rather find out about other superhero stories.

 

Then, choose your favourite story and write a review about why you liked it.

In our IPC topic we will be looking at toys from the past and present.

 Your research task is to find out about toys that your parents/grandparents/family and/or friends played with when they were children.

 

You might want to write a letter to a grandparent or elderly friend or relative and ask them questions.

 How were the toys different from today’s toys? Are there any toys that they had that are still around today? What different materials were toys made out of?

Find out about their favourite toy and bring in some information or a picture to share with the class.

In Science we will be learning all about Materials.

Your make it task is directly linked to the design it task below.

Make a fun toy or board game out of different materials.

Materials you may want to use are: cotton, wool, rubber, wood etc. Think about which would be the most appropriate.

Is your game colourful and engaging?

Have you used ideas from other toys or games to help you?

 

Practise it

Write it

Design it

 Spend some time practising the skills we are learning in school:

* Practise adding number bonds to 10, 20, 50 and 100.                                                                          * Continue practising your new spellings each week.              
* Read to an adult every evening and record this too.                             
* Practise skip counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s and from any given multiple also.                                    * Practise counting to and across 100 in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s – forwards and backwards and from any number. 
* Use all of the centre pages of your reading record diary to help you learn all of your phonics sounds.          
* Practise questioning your child about the story book that they have read. Get them to think and understand the text deeply. 

Can you design a leaflet for your own toy museum? Perhaps you could include some photos of your own toys that might be on display or use clippings from a catalogue or the internet.

Remember to include lots of fun facts that would encourage people to go.

Remember to always ask an adult before going online.

In Science we will be learning about Materials.

Design your fun new toy or board game using drawings, sketches and/or diagrams.

How will you make your toy so that it is fun to play with and others will want to play with too? What cool features will it have? What will it be made of?

Don’t forget to label your drawings and include some information about how it is made.

Explain why it is good for the environment to recycle.

 

A note to parents, over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together.

The homework will be due in on Friday of the second-to-last week of half term, which ends 23.3.18.


What are we learning?

In Literacy we are going to be exploring a new Power of Reading book ‘Traction Man is here’ by Mini Grey. We will be developing our narrative writing and comprehension skills and will be exploring the genre in greater detail. In Maths, we will be revisiting some key skills such as Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Our new IPC topic is ‘The Magic Toymaker’ where will explore toys from the past, present and future. In Science we will be studying Materials and their uses, as well as looking at the global environmental impact of the use of certain materials such as plastic and packaging.

How can I help at home

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 20 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children have a Mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. They are also given a login to “literacy planet,” which can be used regular to help develop spelling and fluency in reading.

If you have any questions, please talk to your class teacher, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Miss Saunders, Miss Annand and Mrs Harrison