Spring Term 1

Welcome to Class 2 
Your teacher is Mr Davies. 
Other adults are: Mr Rapsey, Miss Woffenden and Mrs McGoldrick. 
Mr Davies

Year 2 teacher

For this first Spring half term, we will be immersed in learning, creating and performing Free verse poetry. After immersing ourselves in poetry, we will be composing narratives of unfamiliar settings. These narratives will be inspired by our class book of The Day the Rains Fell by Anne Faundez. Our final unit of writing for the first half of Spring Term will be non-fiction writing, in particular, composing letters.
During the first half of Spring Term, we will be exploring our understanding and knowledge of multiplication and division. We will be learning and practising grouping, sharing and making equal groups, including dividing by 5 and 10. After this topic, we will be exploring statistics. This will include learning how to interpret and create pictograms and tally charts. Our final unit of learning in Spring Term 1 is exploring length and height. We will have lots of fun measuring and ordering different units. 
Religious Education
Our opening unit 'Local Church' poses the question 'why do we need books?'. We will explore how important books are during Mass and other religious celebrations. Through this topic, we will acquire an understanding of the different books used in Church on Sunday by the parish family. Following on from this unit, we will immerse ourselves in learning about the prayer life and rituals of Islam
Reading - The children will complete their 'Star Reading Assessment' in week one and will then receive a reading book matched to their individual comprehension level.  Please encourage your child to read everyday as we will be tracking their reading success in comprehension quizzes!  As often as possible, ask your child questions about their reading book, challenge them to predict what will happen next and ask them to summarise what they have read so far. Reading is tracked electronically for volume and comprehension success. A minimum of 80% quiz scores are expected. 
Spellings - Spellings will be issued each Friday and then quizzes will be completed the following Friday. You can see the lists for spellings on your home learning grids. 
Maths and English Homework - Each week a piece of English or Mathematics homework will be sent home. Please can these be completed in your child's orange home learning book. Along with the homework, please continue to work on your child's individual targets which were given at parents evening
Important Spring Dates
Wednesday 4th January - Return to school Spring 1
Tuesday 7th February - Safer Internet Day
Friday 10th February - Children's Mental Health Day
Friday 10th February - End of Spring 1 term
Physical Education
Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure that your child arrives in school wearing their school PE kit. The children should also wear their usual school jumper or cardigan on these days. PE will take place outside and children will be able to wear hats and coats until they have warmed up for this fun and important area of school life.