Asalaam Alaykum year 2 parents, I pray you are all well. Alhamduliah we have reached the end of the term and considering it’s been a short one, it’s been a busy one.
A big jazakumAllah to all the parents who attended the assembly on recycling, the children did extremely well and spoke with confidence!
Here is an outline what we will be doing when we return:
Week 1- Mental multiplication and fractions
To revise doubles and corresponding halves to 15; find half of odd and even numbers to 30; Revise and recognize 1/2s, 1/4s, 1/3s and 2/3s of shapes; place 1/2s on a number line; count in 1/2s and 1/4s; understand and write mixed numbers.
Week 2- Multiplication and division
Count in 2s, 5s and 10s to solve multiplication problems and find specified multiples; introduce the × sign; record the 2, 5 and 10 times-tables; investigate multiplications with the same answer; write multiplications to go with arrays.
Week 3- Time
Tell the time to the nearest quarter of an hour using analogue and digital clocks; understand the relationship between seconds, minutes and hours and use a tally chart; interpret and complete a pictogram or block graph where one block or symbol represents one or two things.
Week 4- Recap multiplication and division
Revise 2, 5 and 10 times-tables; revise arrays and hops on the number line; multiply by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10; arrange objects into arrays and write the corresponding multiplications; make links between grouping and multiplication to begin to show division; write divisions as multiplications with holes in and use the ÷ sign.
Week 5- Money and money calculations
Recognize all coins, know their value, and use them to make amounts; recognize £5, £10, £20 notes; make amounts using coins and £10 note; write amounts using £.p notation; order coins 1p – £2 and notes £5 – £20; add several coins writing totals in £.p notation (no zeros in 10p place); add two amounts of pence, using counting on in 10s and 1s; add two amounts of money, beginning to cross into £s.
In literacy we will be reading two books. The Great Escape and Man on the Moon. We will be looking deep into these books and writing diary entries, letters, retelling, poems and our own stories! We will carry on doing work on comprehension papers.
We will begin our new history topic which will be the life of Florence Nightingale. We will be looking into her life before she became a nurse, how nursing has changed since then, how she helped during the Crimean war and much more. Children will also be participating in a drama hut workshop where they will be able to meet Florence!
In science our topic for this term and next term will be plants. Children will be taught to observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. Also finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. We will be planting potatoes and sunflowers and even doing experiments with plants in different habitats.
I understand some parents would like to know their children’s marks for the test. Words that have been slept incorrectly will be highlighted at the back of the homework book along with your child’s test mark.
As many of you know I am passionate about children reading every day. Looking through children’s reading journals and having conversations with them it has become clear that many of the children are not being read at home. With the help of my TA I can only read with a few children during the day, the real reading is done at home. To put it into context, if a child is unable to read or make out simple sentence’s SATs will be a huge struggle. If you would like to arrange a meeting with me regarding your child’s reading or understanding of the text, please see me.
I pray you all have a restful half term