Year 2

Welcome to Class 2
 
Your teacher is Mrs Stephenson.
 
Your TAs are Miss McGoldrick and Mrs Iacoban.
 
Geography - Uganda
During this term we are studying Uganda, a country in the continent of Africa.   We will look at mapspictures and internet sources to help us find out about this beautiful country.   We will learn how to use these as well as books to help us find out details about the country, who lives there and how the capital city of Kampala compares to our home city of Plymouth.    We will think about the similarities and differences in living in these two places.
Maths 
In maths this half term we will be starting with multiplication and division- refreshing our understanding of these two connected number skills.  We will remember how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and do lots of practice.  We will move on to looking at tally charts, pictograms and block diagrams, using them to help us handle dataWe will remember and expand our understanding of shapes. Finally we will look at how to measure heights and lengths.
Important Spring Dates
 
Friday 18th February - End of Spring 1 term
 
w/c 31st Janurary - National Storytelling Week
 
Tuesday 8th February - Safer Internet Day
 
Monday 28th February - Non Pupil Day
 
Tuesday 1st March - Pupils return to school
 
WB 14th March - Science Week
 
Tuesday 22nd March - World Water Day
 
Friday 8th April - End of Spring 2 term.
Writing
We will start the term looking at Free Verse and write our own poems based on the theme of Africa. Following this we will spend some time learning about writing stories in unfamiliar settings and look at a story set in Africa, before writing our own.  Finally we will look carefully at, and then write our own letters!
Religious Education 
We will begin looking at our local church and think about the books we use there.  We will follow this by thinking about the Islamic faith and the importance of prayer in the home.  We will finish by explaining how Mass is a time of thanksgiving to God.
Homework
  • Firstly, thank you for all you are doing to support your child's learning at home!  Please keep going reading and encouraging!
  • Reading occurs in school with 5 x 15 minutes dedicated to independent reading.  There is an expectation that children will match this time at home - this is the best thing you can do to help your child's education at this age!  Reading is tracked electronically. 
  • Spellings will be issued each Tuesday for those children who have completed the Phonics programme.  They will be tested on the following Monday and should be practised by completing the sheet each week in careful handwriting.  This forms good handwriting practice at the same time.  Children will have access to 'Spelling Frame' to help them learn their spellings and we will gradually increase the use of this to help them get the most out of it.
  • Numbots must be practised for 30 minutes in total across the week - this develops children's recall of mental arithmetic and is great fun!
Handwriting
Handwriting practice can be found on the link below.
Username: gt1054
Password: home
On a tablet the username is the same and the swipe code if the shape of a letter L