Year 2B

year 2

Teacher: Mrs. Brock       Teaching Assistant: Miss Rogers
 
Our Topic this Half Term is…
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Our exciting topic this half term is all about castles, tunnels and bridges. We have a wonderful opportunity to visit Conisbrough Castle in November, where we will discover what daily life in a castle was like.
 
In Literacy, we will write chronological reports, recounts and we will study the story of ‘Sir Scallywag’ and Anthony Browne’s story ‘The Tunnel’.
We will be following the abacus scheme in Maths to learn how to use place value to solve problems, as well as ordering several two digit numbers. Our times table focus will be on the 10 and 2 times tables. Children have the chance to earn their gold award if they can recall all multiplications and the related division facts for each times table.

In Science, we will be investigating the strength of projectiles and how to make the strongest tower. We will also be researching the burrows of different animals. In History, we will be learning about castles and what life was like in the past. In Geography, we will learn about castles, bridges and tunnels around the world. In DT, we will be designing and creating different towers and tunnels out of a variety of materials. In ICT, we will be learning how to log onto computers and run different programmes. In Music, we will be learning the song ‘Hands, Feet and Heart’. Our PE topics for this term are gymnastics and ball skills. In PSHCE, we will be learning about the Caring School and Friendships. In RE, our focus will be on Christianity this term.



Remember on your way to school…
Monday      
Book bag, spelling log and diary
                  
Tuesday     
Book bag, spelling log and diary
PE kit with trainers/pumps
Diary hand-in
Maths homework hand-in (in plastic ‘school bag’)

Wednesday
Book bag, spelling log and diary
                  
Thursday   
Book bag, spelling log and diary
PE kit with trainers/pumps
Reading scheme book hand-in (in plastic zippy wallet)

Friday
Book bag, spelling log and diary
Diary hand-in
                
                
 
On your way home…
Monday      
Book bag, spelling log and diary

Tuesday     
Book bag, spelling log and diary

Wednesday
Book bag, spelling log and diary

Thursday   
Book bag, spelling log and diary
New reading scheme book
New maths homework

Friday        
Book bag, spelling log and diary
                  
                  

Homework
Reading regularly will develop a love of books and your child’s skills as a reader.  We recommend reading at least 3 times each week.  Each day you indicate in their diary that your child has read, this means they race along our Reading Racetrack (as staff count home reads every Tuesday). 3 or more reads earn Team Points.
Weekly Maths homework will be sent home every Thursday to be handed in on Tuesday.  This will often practise a skill that has been taught throughout the week.  On-line games will also be added to your child’s page on www.activelearnprimary.co.uk or www.ttrockstars.co.uk throughout the term.
Homework earns Team Points.
The RWInc Spelling Log will be sent home each week listing words that focus on a new spelling pattern or rule. These words will be tested at the beginning of each new week.
A spelling zapper will be part of morning job.  The words on this are for your child to practise reading and spelling in school and the full list of Year 2 common words will be sent home.  There will be no spelling ‘test’, but children will be given new words when they are able to spell the zapper words. 
Number facts are an important skill to keep practising throughout Year 2.  Our end of year target is for most children to be able to recall multiplication facts for 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Homework club is held every Thursday for children who have not had the opportunity to complete and hand in Maths homework or have not read at least twice at home.



PE
Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.  Children need a change of clothes to participate, such as t-shirt and shorts, as well as trainers or pumps for outdoor PE.  Children with pierced ears need to have  earrings removed on PE days or plasters/micro-porous tape can be provided in their kit bag to cover earrings. Correct kit earns Team Points.



Dates for your diary
Wednesday 04.09.19 School opens
Wednesday 18.09.19 Parents’ welcome meeting 2:15pm
Friday 25.10.19 Parents’ meetings-by appointment to be arranged