Mrs Boyle & Mr Alford (Team Leader)
Spring Term Newsletter
Please click on the link below to access your child's spellings. These will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
Topic This term we are looking at famous people through our topic 'Hall of Fame'. Our main focus will be on Roald Dahl. We are going to use 'The Twits' as the basis for our English work, imagining what further tricks could be played on Mr and Mrs Twit. We are going to look at what it must be like to be famous, rank people in order of how famous we think they are and look at whether we would like to be famous. We are going to look at a range of historical figures and place them on a timeline. We are also going to speak to the Mayor, coming up with a range of questions about what she does and why it is important.
It is really important to read with your child as often as possible. Your child should have the opportunity to change their school reading books most days - please encourage your child to do this. As you are reading it is useful to stop and ask questions about what the book is about, what the characters are doing and what might happen next. At the end of the book get your child to think about what they like or did not like about the book and reasons why. Please fill in your child's Reading Diary once you have read with them.
Every week your child has plenty of opportunities to write. We encourage the children to write at length in many different subjects. We also have a weekly Big Write session where we focus on writing lots of different text types, e.g. traditional tale, diary entry, explanation text.
To view the English objectives that we will be cover this year, please click on the link below.
BIG Write and the BIG Talk!
Every week your child takes part in the Big Write. This is an extended writing session where the children have the opportunity to write at length on a particular topic. We will add some information about the weekly Big Write and suggest ways that you could help your child to prepare for it in a weekly newsletter. We do try very hard to make the Big Write as exciting as we can, so sometimes we might not give too much away!
In Year 2 we have four sets which the children are placed in according to their ability. Throughout the year we will cover; number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, properties of shapes, position and direction and data handling (now called statistics).
You can access your child's MyMaths using the following link: