Year 2 - Penguins

Welcome back Penguins!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and are ready to start the new year back at school. 

This term we are reading a variety of poetry, suspense stories and information texts to help us solve problems. We will be working incredibly hard on our reading and it would be great if you could support your child at home by reading at least three times a week. Everyone will be trying to read as many of the keywords as they can on the special word tree in class. Reading books will be changed for Friday as usual.

In handwriting the focus is on letter formation, making sure all letters are formed correctly before we move on to beginning to join. Some of us are almost there! We will continue to develop our phonics knowledge and common exception words spellings to create sentences using the correct punctuation whilst writing independently.

In Maths we will be continuing to learn our 2,5- and 10-times tables through fun games and using Times Table Rockstars and will add the 3x table for an extra challenge. We will consolidate our developing knowledge of the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and also focus on measures and weights.

In science we are exploring everyday materials, their uses, how they can change whilst using our observational and scientific skills to test our predictions.

In PE we are lucky to have Coach Ash once a week in addition to our normal PE lesson so be prepared to work hard! 

Homework books should be handed in on Wednesdays as this gives us time to mark it and provide the next homework tasks. Homework books and reading books will be handed out on Friday.

If you have any questions, please ask!

Mrs Turner and Miss Dickinson