Year 2 - Butterflies and Ladybirds
Autumn Term 2022
We hope you have all had a lovely summer break. This half-term we will be learning the following:
Year 2 will be continuing to follow the Read, Write, Inc. programme. During this term, your child will be placed into similar reading attainment groups, where they will be able to read a story fluently and complete writing tasks based on what they have read. Your child will be bringing home 3 books each week (storybook, book bag book and a library book). Please ensure your child reads these books with you and returns them by the date written in their reading records. Additionally, our English class text will be A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies.
The intial focus for maths this half term will be place value. The children will be recognising the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones) and learning how to identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations. We will also be focussing on addition and subtraction. They will adding and subtracting numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally.
We will be focusing on 'Everyday Materials' as our science topic this term. We will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard. We are also finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
This half term we will be rehearsing for our production of 'Pirates vs Mermaids'. It is a fun-filled play with catch-of-the-day fresh songs; full of adventure. The pirates will show off their swaggers and the feisty mermaids will sparkle.
Ladybirds: Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Butterflies: Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Art will be taught by Ms Clausen on a Thursday. They will be studying the artist Eric Carle and focussing on character drawing.
Homework and Reading
Mathletics will be set weekly on a Monday. Children also have access to Times Tables Rockstars where they should be focusing on their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Library books will be changed in class on a weekly basis. We encourage that children read every day at home and please record these in their reading records.
Miss Brooks, Miss Jackson and Miss Townsend.