Our topic for the Autumn Term is ‘Healthy All The Way!'
During this topic, we will be learning about what it means to be happy and healthy. We will be exploring where in the world our food comes from and how we can create healthy recipes. Through a local study of Ross-on-Wye, we will be exploring the range of crops that are grown locally and how the seasons have an impact on the food that we can grow. We will also be exploring the impact that exercise has on our bodies and why it is important and how the health services and the importance of hygiene has changed over time.
Please download and view the topic web at the bottom of the page for more information.
Communication Book and book bags:
Please could you ensure your child brings their book bag into school each day. Book bags should contain your child's green 'Communication Book' and reading book. Please check your child's book bag each evening for letters that may have been handed out that day.
Reading books will be changed when the Communication Book is signed to say your child has finished their book. Please could you aim to read with your child every day, even for just 5 to 10 minutes! Every little bit of reading practise will help your child develop their reading skills- not just word recognition or sound blending techniques, but their comprehension of the text they are reading. The children will be given a level for their comprehension skills so, as well as hearing them read every day, asking questions to check their understanding of the text is really helpful too! Children will be heard reading in their RWI and Literacy and Language sessions. Children may also be herd reading as often as possible by any other classroom visitors!
The English focus for the Autumn Term 1 is stories with a familiar setting (fiction) and explanation texts (non-fiction).
In Maths we will be working on our place value to 100. Children will be thinking about the value of each digit in a 2-digit number and how they can represent it in different ways using mathematical equipment. We will also be thinking about odd and even numbers and counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10.
This term we will be covering the topic 'Animals including Humans'. Children will be investigating what animals and humans need in order to stay happy and healthy, thinking specifically about diet, exercise and hygiene. They will also be looking at the life cycles of both animals and humans, identifying similarities and differences.
Please make sure you have your PE kit in school for the whole week. It is recommended that you have your indoor and outdoor kit, including joggers and a jumper so we can go outside as much as possible. PE this term will be on Thursday.
Homework in Year 2 will be issued on a Thursday or Friday every week and should be returned the following Monday morning. Each week there will be a variety of homework focusing Maths, English, Spelling and reading. Also, please remember that for anyone wishing to do a little extra homework, Education City is still accessible via the Internet.
Follow this link to find out about using Education City on your iPad.
The children also have list of spellings appropriate to the level they are working which they can work on at home as well as in school. As part of their writing assessment, children will be tested on their spelling of the Year 2 common words. Please find these spellings attached at the bottom of the page.
For photographs of class and school activities, please see the bottom of the page or click on 'CHILDREN' and then 'GALLERY'.
Please feel free to come and see me about anything you may need help with. I am happy to meet with you and discuss any comments, questions or concerns you may have about our topic, the work covered in class or your child's progress.