Year 2 - Penguins

Welcome to Penguins!

I hope you all had a wonderful summer break and are ready to start back at school.

This term our topic is ‘Growing’. We will read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books based around the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and other well-known fairy tales. Reading is very important and it would be great if you could support your child at home by reading at least three times a week. They will need to bring in their book bags every day please. Everyone will be trying to read as many of the keywords as they can on their reading snakes in class.

In handwriting the focus is on letter formation, making sure all letters are formed correctly before moving on to beginning to join. We will continue learning the use of correct punctuation and using Fred Fingers and spelling rules whilst writing independently.

In Maths we are developing our knowledge of place value of numbers up to 50 and beyond, addition and subtraction with the numbers we know and the number bonds to ten and twenty. We will be continuing to learn our 2,5 and 10 times tables through fun games and using Times Table Rockstars. Logins will be sent out at the start of week 2.

In science we are finding out about seeds and plants; where they grow, the different types of plants, how they disperse their seeds and what each part of the plant is called alongside its function. We have a We Can Grow lesson every week and we will be planting and harvesting our own food.

In computing we are investigating the ICT around us and how it helps us and in RE we are learning about the Islam faith and what it means to be a Muslim. We will be remembering the Queen and learning about the coronation of King Charles III in history. Whilst in art we are learning all about the American artist Andy Warhol and making our own printing pictures. Music is all about rhythm and beats and learning songs from different cultures.

We are lucky to have PE with Coach on a Wednesday and a class session on Monday so be prepared to work hard and please wear your PE kit on these days.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.smiley


Mrs Turner, Ms Cao and Mrs Beaumont