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Termly Learning Focus

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We can’t believe how quickly Christmas came around and we hope that everyone has had an enjoyable break. The children in Year 2 have worked extremely hard since September and they all deserved a lovely rest before we start again in the new year.

This term we will be learning many new things:

In Literacy, we will be delving into The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark and using lots of exciting writing techniques to re write this story. We will also have lots of experience days to learn all about Owls. Following this, we will learn to write letters and we will be using Oliver Jeffers’ well known book ‘The day the crayons quit’ to influence our letter writing. In maths we will continue to work hard in multiplication and division and we will learn new methods to solve problems. After this, we will start to learn about statistics and how we can use interpret data from charts and graphs.

Across the rest of the curriculum, we are growing our learning in:

Science

Humanities

Art/Design Technology

Computing

Music

PE

Materials   

Anglo Saxons   

Food Art

Creating Media – Creating Videos  

I Wanna Play in a Band

Fundamentals

 

Pilates   

How can you help your child at home? This term in Art we will be using food as inspiration in children’s art lessons. It would be great if children could explore different foods and their textures whilst at home.

Daily reading at home remains an important part of your child’s learning and is essential if your child is to progress across the curriculum. Reading journals must be in school every day so adults can use them to record when they read with the children. Children are required to complete the child’s comments section.

This year your child will come home with a library book, please enjoy it, and talk about it with your child.

P.E will take place on a Wednesday this term for both classes. Please note these days may change but you will be given notice.

Children are required to come to school each Wednesday in their PE kit. This consists of a pair of trainers/plimsolls, a different white t-shirt other than their school t-shirt, dark coloured shorts/jogging bottoms and a jumper. Children with long hair will be expected to tie it up for PE due to health and safety reasons and children with earrings should ensure that they are removed on PE days.

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Mr Gayton and Miss Kindell