We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Easter break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of the summer term. The summer term is always a busy time for children in Year 2, especially this year with SATs starting week beginning  7th May. However, please remember that your child’s results from the SATs form only one part of our teacher assessment.

 

In English, we will continue to concentrate on grammar, punctuation and spelling every day through discrete lessons and as part of our daily English lessons. Children will have the opportunity to practise these skills across a range of different texts including information texts, stories and poems. In Maths, we will continue to focus on methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Throughout the term, children will secure their knowledge of number place value and will practise their arithmetic skills regularly. Please help your child continue learn their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 as well as timetables as these are extremely important skills.

In Science, we will be studying ‘Plants’ and in Geography we will be learning about similarities and differences between Wolverhampton and another part of the world. In Art we will be designing and painting a vase of sunflowers in the style of Vincent van Gogh. After half term we will study the life of an important figure from our past in History and in DT we will be designing and sewing a sunflower. During the summer term children will also have the opportunity to take part in an overnight residential at Kingswood (more details to follow shortly).

For more details about our learning this term please click on the Summer Term Overview.

Our PE sessions are: Wednesdays

Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Should you wish, PE kit and water bottles can be purchased from the school office. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.

Children in Year 2 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Thursday and tested on the following Thursday. In addition to weekly phonics based spellings, children will also be taught ‘whole class’ spelling patterns. These spellings will not be tested formally, but will be practised every day in class. Children are still expected to complete their reading comprehension homework and questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book. Children should complete at least one comprehension per week. Children reading junior band books will be expected to complete at least one reading journal (examples will be stuck inside their comprehension book) per week. Additional creative homework (purple book) will also be given out.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.

March 2018 - Visit to the Safari Park