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Welcome to Year 2

Throughout your child’s last year at St George’s School we will work hard but also have lots of fun. We will continue to develop a love for reading, become even more efficient writers and mathematicians, learn new and interesting things and continue to be thoughtful and caring friends.

This is an outline of curriculum coverage for the Autumn Term 2015 and also clarifies routines and events which take place during each school week.

SUMMER TERM

2017/18

Mrs Barber (Blake Class) Mrs Yendell (Dahl Class)

Dear Parents and Carers

Here we are again, all ready for Year 2’s last term at St George’s.  We hope you all had a restful and happy Easter holiday.

In this letter we will cover the outline of the curriculum for this term.

 

English and Maths

In both English and Maths we will be working from the new English and Mathematics curriculum. Our English schemes of work will be linked as much as possible to our topics this year, to enable as many cross-curricular links as possible. 

 

Topic– 1st Half-term

Topic – Glorious Gardens.

This unit provides an opportunity for children to learn where and how a variety of ingredients are grown. Firstly, children will learn how to plant seeds and care for their plants so they yield produce that can be used in their cooking. They will learn how to cook with the ingredients they are growing; following recipes and using different kitchen equipment. Children will also think about different garden styles and design and make a model garden.

Topic-2nd Half Term

Rivers, Oceans and Seas

This topic incorporates science, art, drama, and D&T activities including a raft race, undersea display & sea-creature role-play. Children will study pictures of different boats and ships and discuss their different designs and purposes. They will look at floating design in boats through looking at toy boats and testing them in water. They will identify the particular features of boat design that support stable floating. There will also be a series of sessions where the children design and make their own small boat for a raft race. They will begin by designing their rafts with a knowledge of the materials that are available to them.

 

Science – Plants in the local environment.

We will look at the conditions plants need to grow in our local environment. This will link with our work on Glorious Gardens. The children will plant seeds and bulbs, observing and monitoring their growth in a variety of controlled conditions.

 

R.E. – In R.E. this half term we will be studying the topic What can we learn about Islam?’ Which explores the similarities and differences between Christianity/Eid and focusses on our school value of community.

After half-term the topic will be ‘Special Places’. Children will think about what we can learn from visiting St George’s church.

Music - Exploring tempo, timbre and dynamics – we will continue to use the Music Express scheme for our music lessons and the focus this half term will be on timing, texture and expression using dynamics.

 

Computing 1st half-tern – We are zoologists. The main focus for this topic is using data handling, using charts and graphs to collect and display information electronically.

 

P.S.H.E. and P4C – The children will be setting their own goals, own criteria for success and building their questioning and reasoning skills.

 

 

PE – Games involving throwing, catching, dribbling, kicking and hitting and also athletics

In the first half of the term Dahl class will be doing a dance session once a week and Blake class in the second half.

 

Please ensure all children come to school with full and labelled PE kit.

Children with long hair must have their hair tied back.

Pupils wearing earrings should either remove them

or cover them with micropore tape during PE.

General Information:

 

Home-School Contact Books

Contact books are for correspondence from home to school or vice versa. These should be handed in every morning by the children and will be given back every afternoon. Watch out for the yellow card flap which indicates a new message has been written in the book. 

Home Reading

The home reading records are to be used solely for home reading. Every time you hear your child read, a short note should be entered in the book. If there is nothing particular to note then simply the page numbers read will signal that your child has been heard. These books should be handed in by your child daily to be checked and then sent home again. If your child has read they will receive a sticker.

 

Reading Eggs

A letter has been sent home  detailing use of Reading Eggs and includes your child's individual password.

Please see the link below for a parent brochure explaining the different tasks in both Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress.

There are many exciting and engaging activities to aid your child's reading on this interactive website. We hope you and your child enjoy them and find them beneficial. smiley

 

Mathletics

 

This is another great tool for children to learn and practice mathematical skills at school and home.

Your child has been sent home with their own individual login for use with this website.

Letters home

Homework

This term, homework will be given to the children on a Friday, and must be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.  Any work handed in after the Wednesday deadline will be acknowledged with a sticker but will not be marked.  One week the children will be given a Literacy based task, and the following week it will be a Maths based problem.

During the Summer Term the children will also have times tables practice.

Reminders

Please ensure all children come to school with full and labelled PE kit.

White t-shirt with school logo

Black shorts /Tracksuit bottoms (for outside PE session in colder weather)

Black plimsolls

Gym Bag

Children with long hair must have their hair tied back.

Pupils wearing earrings should either remove them or cover them with micropore tape during PE.

 

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