Year 2W

year 2

Teacher: Mrs H. Wain
Teaching Assistant: Mrs E. Stacey
Our topic this term is … Towers, Turrets and Tunnels.

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 time table.
Science: In Science, we will be investigating the strength of projectiles and we will be investigating how to make the strongest tower out of sugar cubes. We will also be researching the burrows of different animals.
History: In History, we will be learning about the history of castles and what life was like in the past.
Geography: In Geography, we will learn about castles, bridges and tunnels around the world.
Art and DT: In D and T, we will be designing and creating different towers and tunnels out of a variety of materials.
ICT: In ICT, we will be learning how to log onto computers and run different progammes.
Music: In Music, we will be learning the song ‘Hands, Feet and Heart’
PE: Our PE topics for this term are gymnastics and ball skills
PSHCE: In PSHCE, we will be learning about the Caring School and Friendships.
RE: In RE, our focus will be on Christianity this term.

        PE Days- Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Friday will most likely be outdoor PE.
Remember on your way to school…
Reading diary, reading book, spelling log book
Reading diary (to be handed in today), Homework (to be handed in today), reading book, PE kit, spelling log book
Reading diary, reading book and spelling log book.
Reading diary, reading book, spelling log book
Reading diary (to be handed in again today), reading book and PE Kit
Remember on your way home…
Maths homework will be sent home on a Thursday. Please hand this back in on a Tuesday, placing it in box in the classroom. 

Spelling rules will be taught and tested in class through the Read, Write, Inc spelling scheme. I will also send a copy of the 100 and 200 High Frequency words, as well as the Year 2 common exceptation words for you to practise with your child at home.
The scheme book is changed every Friday and handed back out on the same day. You are welcome to change your child’s individual reading colour band book any day of the week before and after school. The individual colour band books are located in the classroom on the bookshelf.

The more times your child reads at home, the further they will proceed along the reading race track, which is situated in our cloakroom. They can also earn certificates for the amount of times they read. Our school target is for your child to read at least three times a week at home- if they achieve this target they will receive a team point.

PE Kit                                     
Children will need to wear black shorts and a white t-shirt for PE. They will need to bring trainers or pumps in case we do outdoor PE. Hair needs to be tied back and earrings need to be removed or plasters/ micropore tape needs to be provided.