Year 2

Welcome to Class 2
 
Your teacher is Mrs Carr.
 
Your TAs are Miss McGoldrick and Mrs Iacoban.
 
Science - Plants
During this term we are continuing to study Science but focussing now on plants!  We will be exploring the Eden project to learn about plants from around the world. In class, we will look at different plants and how they grow. We will also be growing our own beanstalks.
Maths 
In maths this half term we will be consolidating our knowledge of addition and subtraction, as well as multiplication and division and how to use these in word problems  We will also think about  time. We will remember how to measure temperature,  mass and capacity  Alongside this we will brush up our arithmetic skills!
Important Summer Dates
 

Tuesday 7th June - Disco 3.30-4.30

Wednesday 8th June - Trip to the Eden Project

Friday 1st July - Summer Fair after school

Tuesday 5th July - Sports Day at 13:15 (reserve day on 12th July if wet)

 
History
This term we will be exploring the Mayflower. We will find out how the settlers travelled to America and discovering what they found there. Also we will look at some of the differences between Plymouth and America at the time of the Mayflower. Were the voyagers on the Mayflower the first settlers?
Writing
We will start the term looking at Riddle Poetry and write our own poems ready to perform. Following this we will investigate, and then write our own recounts. Finally we will spend some time learning about fables before writing our own, thinking carefully about the person who might read it!   
Religious Education 
We will begin by thinking about how our actions have consequences and how we can manage these.  We will then look at how we can forgive others for their actions and finally how God forgives us. 
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