Beech – Miss McIntosh (Year 2)
A big hello families, it seems odd to welcome you back to school when it is taking place in your own home. I hope you had a restful half term and are feeling ready to continue with our remote learning. Below are details of the curriculum we will be following for the remainder of Spring term. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any support.
In Maths we will begin by looking at ‘Statistics’, the children will learn how to gather and record data using tally charts, pictograms and block graphs. The children will also interpret data given to them by reading the information in charts, graphs and pictograms. They will apply their counting in steps and multiplication skills to interpret data using a key. After this unit we will move on to ‘Properties of Shapes’. Children will recap the names of 2D and 3D shapes and then learn about counting sides, edges, vertices and faces. We will also learn about symmetry and making patterns using shapes.
Our second Spring unit of writing in English will be based on the text ‘Grandad’s Island’ by Benji Davies. This book sensitively approaches the subject of loss in an age-appropriate and subtle style. The children will write a return tale and also an informative piece of writing about animals which will link nicely with our Science work too.
Children will continue to improve their basic punctuation accurately using capital letters and full stops. They will now also improve their use of commas, question marks and exclamation marks, applying them more accurately to the appropriate sentence type. Children will apply a range of written features such as noun phrases, similes, adverbs and prepositions.
In our reading units we will look at traditional tales and poetry as well as immersing ourselves into an alternative version of a popular traditional tale told from a different character’s perspective. We will as always be focussing heavily upon increasing our vocabulary, incorporating a range of higher level words into our spoken and written vocabulary. We will learn to read more words from the Year 2 Common Exception Word list to increase our fluency and reading speed. Children will work on their inference skills, ‘reading between the lines’.
MyOn or Bug Club at least 30 minutes daily.
While at home children could be missing a huge amount of the reading they do each day at school, it is incredibly important we make up for this.
Animals including humans
In this unit we will learn about how humans grow, stay healthy and have offspring. The importance of a healthy diet and exercise.
Wow, what a week we have had! Well done to everyone for making a great start to remote learning. Parents you have well and truly smashed it this week! Overnight you have had your homes turned into schools, you have become teachers and all while juggling your usual workload too! Big well done to Scott for achieving superstar reader this week, Connor for his outstanding Maths and Hendrix for a high standard of home learning. It was lovely to see some of your smiley faces in assembly this morning. I wonder who I will spot on Monday and who will achieve our awards next week? Grown ups – make sure you and the children have plenty of rest time this weekend, we have all had a hard week and we want to be ready to roll on Monday!
All the best,
Well Happy New Year to you all! What a start we are having! Lockdown #2 here we are – most of what you need for home learning will be available to you on our google classroom but if you have any queries and need to contact me please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s keep in touch and stay safe everyone!