Year 2 – Beech

Summer term is here! Let’s hope the summer weather is here too, especially as we begin the countdown to our residential trip to Tattenhall in June. I will be hosting a parent information session regarding the residential so keep your eyes peeled for an invitation. Summer term means we will be checking in and assessing the children’s Key Stage One knowledge, this is an exciting time for the children to showcase their skills and also an informative time so we can ensure that everyone is ready for Key Stage Two. After school tutoring will be offered to those children who may need to close a couple of gaps in their learning, please do take full advantage of this fantastic offer!

As always, please come and chat if you have any queries or questions.

Happy Summer!

Reading – as always, reading remains a crucial part of our curriculum. Children should read at home every single day. If this presents a problem, please come and see me as a matter of urgency. Reading at home allows you to support your child in accessing every element of their school curriculum. Don’t forget, write every read in their record and keep track. When your child reaches 50 reads they choose a brand new free book to keep and enjoy forever. 

Homework is now set on Google classroom – please check the stream for updates. If you have any questions please let me know. 

Welcome to Beech, we are now the ‘golden oldies’ of our corridor as we enter our final year of Key Stage One. Our class team is made up of myself (Miss McIntosh), Mrs Kacirova and Miss Murphy. We are delighted to be working with year two this year, below you will see an outline of our curriculum this half term. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, one of us will always be at the door in the mornings and afternoons. 

laura.mcintosh@theoaks.cheshire.sch.uk

Maths

In Maths we will continue to practise the four operations and secure of our understanding of the number system through a range of units; beginning with shape and fractions. We will then move onto measures which includes time, volume, length and capacity. Maths club will continue for selected children to support these areas.

English

Our English writing unit this half term is based on the text ‘The King who banned the dark’ by Emily Haworth-Booth. This text links wonderfully to our history unit as we discuss the role of royals. The children will be taught how to write a persuasive letter as well as furthering their narrative writing skills. As we enter summer term we pull together all of our KS1 writing knowledge to showcase our abilities as writers; thinking especially about the effect on the reader.

At home, practising spellings and handwriting is an excellent way to support your child in improving their writing. Many children enjoy writing stories at home and playing school, this is a great way to help their understanding.

Science

Our next Science unit is – ‘Materials and their properties’. This provides us with plenty of opportunities to set up tests and experiment as scientists.

PE

PE is on Mondays and Thursdays. Children must wear their kit to school. School t-shirt and jumper/cardigan with red shorts or black joggers/leggings and black pumps or trainers.

Curriculum –

Our big history question is – ‘Which King or Queen reigned the longest?’. There may be opportunities for you to discuss and research this at home with the upcoming Jubilee. We will be having lots of celebrations in school so please do chat to your child about this important time in the history of the country.

RE

This half term we will be learning about how and why Jesus taught his followers through stories. We will also reflect on our own worldviews.

Homework

Reading – 10 minutes every night of school book. Phonics video for those in phonics lessons.

Spellings books – please learn highlighted spellings, 5 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri

Maths – Numbots 5 minutes Tues, Thurs

Homework is highlighted weekly on Google classroom for additional pieces.

 

Logins are kept in the front cover of your child’s yellow reading record. Please send this record and their reading to book to school each day in their bookbag.