Welcome to Wonderful Wisterias!
Welcome back to Autumn Term in Year 2!
Mrs Brown and I are ready for all the exciting learning to commence and we can’t wait to see all the fantastic progress Wonderful Wisterias are sure to make.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to come talk to me.
Mrs Metheringham , Wonderful Wisterias Class Teacher
In literacy we are reading the exciting and adventurous text The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle. Using this text as a basis for our learning, we will be writing our own pirate stories, concentrating on our writing targets; ensuring we are using capital letters and full stops more consistently and using adjectives to describe nouns. In spelling we will be focusing on adding suffixes –ing and –ed, as well as recapping some of our phonics sounds to help our spelling. The spelling sheets for common exception words will be placed in the back of your child’s diary. Please help them practice 5 of these words a week to support their independent writing and spelling.
Our first topic in Maths this term will be looking at the place value of numbers up to 100. We will be looking at a variety of strategies to draw representations of numbers and be able to identify the number of tens and ones a number has. This will support our thinking when moving into addition and subtraction later in the term. We will also be developing our arithmetic skills.
Superhero Maths will continue, so keep practising those fast recall of facts!
Our topic and science learning this half term will focus on Pirates. We will be looking into ‘floating and sinking’, as well as looking at maps and the coastline of Britain. We will also be researching famous Pirates. In computing, we will be learning to programme ‘Scratch’; looking at how we can control and make things move.
One of the most important ways to support your child is by listening to them read. Please find time to read with your child at home, 3 times a week for at least 10 minutes – or more! Diaries will be checked and RED TED stars given each Friday. Each child will receive a brand new bookmarks this year for their reading book band. These have questions you can ask whilst reading to support your child's comprehension skills.
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