Year 2

Year 2 - Summer Term 2022

Welcome Back!

It is hard to believe it is already the third and final term in Year 2!  I hope you all enjoyed the Easter break.

This newsletter contains useful information about what you should expect from the Summer term. If at any time you have any questions or you are unsure of anything please ask. We are always happy to speak to you, however, if we are unable to see you at the beginning of the day please make an appointment to meet at a mutually convenient time.

Summer Overview!

This term our topic is Coasts.  We will be learning about the coasts around the United Kingdom and the different features, such as rook pools and the different types of beaches.

Maths

 The main objectives we will be covering are:

  • Read and write two digit numbers in figures and words e.g. 98 – ninety eight.
  • To be able to say the value of each digit in a number i.e. how many ones and tens.
  • Say the number that is 1 more or less and 10 more or less than any given number.
  • Create and describe number patterns e.g. multiplies of 2, 5 and 10.
  • Recognise sequences, including odd and even numbers to 30 and beyond.
  • Use the vocabulary related to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division plus symbols to describe and record number sentences using these four operations.
  • Double numbers to 10 and know their corresponding halves.
  • Solve problems involving counting, adding, subtracting, doubling or halving in the context of numbers, measures or money, for example to ‘pay’ and ‘give change’.
  • Multiplication and division.
  • Fractions using halves, thirds and quarters.
  • Shape.
  • Organise information using lists, tables, block graphs and pictograms.
  • Problem solving.
  • Tell the time on an analogue clock (with hands) to 5 minutes e.g. 5 past 3.

Important Reminders

  • Please make sure your child’s belongings are clearly named.
  • Reading books need to be in school every day and please remember to sign your child’s Reading Record.
  • Please make sure any money sent into school is in a named envelope.
  • PE is on a Tuesday and a Thursday.
  • Homework – reading, spelling and times tables.
Holy Trinity School

Our motto is:

Alta Pete – Aim High

“The primary aim of the school is to help each pupil reach his or her full potential so that they may develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to take full advantage of the opportunities available in their future lives.”

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English

For English we will be concentrating on sentence writing to be able to write more complex and accurate sentences. We will be using description to add detail to our sentences and continually checking so we can edit and improve our work.

This will be the main focus of writing this term so we are absolutely confident at writing in sentences, punctuated and spelt correctly in a neat handwriting style.  We are also starting to write in paragraphs where possible. Presentation is very important and we want children to take pride in their work.  This term we will also be concentrating on story writing to become more creative in our writing. We will also be continuing to learn the 200 high frequency words.

Reading is an integral part of our school day. As well as a daily designated class reading time the children will
access a wide range of texts throughout the day. They will be given opportunities to read texts during shared teaching, as part of a small group and individually. Your child will read with an adult in school at least twice a week. It is important that your child brings their reading book into school every day so that we can maximise additional opportunities for them to read. Please encourage your child to read every day at home and make it a special time together. Remember little and often is the best way to develop a love for reading! Please can you sign the reading record when you have read with your child, thank you.

Foundation Subjects

SCIENCE

Our topic is looking at ‘Plants’ and ‘Habitats’, which will include lots of investigative activities.  We will explore the school grounds, identify plants and mini beasts we find, discuss habitats and explore the similarities and differences.

HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY

This term our topic is Coasts.  We will be learning about the coasts around the United Kingdom and the different features, such as rook pools and the different types of beaches.

RE

This term we will be looking at why we should care for other people and the world we live in.

COMPUTING

In computing pupils will be finding out about messaging and virtual worlds.  They will develop their understanding of digital texts, communicating in a technical world as well as understanding what a virtual world is.

PE

Please provide your child with trainers as we will go outdoors as often as possible to play games and do athletics.

MUSIC

We are learning a range of summer songs and adding musical instrument to them.

ART and DT

In Design and Technology, the children will be designing and making a kite. Which we will then fly and explore how they work. Then we will be creating a healthy diet and food associated with this.

Homework

Homework may be given to consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, it may also extend learning through research and investigation. The task set is the responsibility of the child with the support of parents.  Homework encourages independence and responsibility in the children. The most important homework your child can do is to read and share books with you, at least daily, practice the list of 200 high frequency words and learn at least the 2, 5 and 10 times tables by heart.

We hope you have found this information a useful insight into the term ahead and thank you for your continuing support.

Mrs Tyrrell and the Year Two team