Welcome to Wonderful Wisterias!
This half term our literacy learning will be based around the text, ‘The Pirates Next Door’. We will be writing our own pirate stories based on the text, 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 in the next week. Please help them practice 5 of these words a week to support their independent writing and spelling.
We will be starting the year looking at the place value of numbers to 100. We will be looking at ways 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.
TT rockstars will be launched in year 2. This will support us with our times tables. Keep an eye out for the password in the back of diaries.
Superhero Maths will continue, weekly. Keep practising those fast recall of facts for homework!
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; 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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