Welcome to Term 2
Teacher: Miss O'Rourke
Teaching Assistant: Ms Roose
Teacher: Miss Brobbey
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bomers
Term 2 Topic: Titanic
Our Big Question for the term is: 'Why was the Titanic said to be unsinkable?', and we will link this to our English, History, Design and Technology and Art learning. We will start the term with our 'Titanic Hook Day' and an in-school Titanic Workshop to enrich our learning on the topic.
Our P.E learning takes place Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. We will be outside as often as possible, so please make sure that your child comes in to school in the correct kit. Please also ensure that hair is tied back, and that earrings are removed.
Our Learning this term:
English - This term, we will be writing Information texts about the Titanic (presented as a billboard) and a Recount where we will image ourselves as one of the children on board 'The Polar Express'.
Children will be encouraged to continue playing on Spelling Shed, an online resource to support them with their Key Stage 1 spellings at home. These spellings will be tested each Friday. Click on the image to visit the website.
Reading is the key to success!
Children will be expected to read most nights in the week for at least 10 minutes. Please record what you have been reading and how your child has got on with the book in your child's reading record.
The children will start the term by learning how to use manipulatives and pictorial representations to solve addition and subtraction calculations. They will also look at recognising, describing and comparing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. The recall of all number bonds to and within 10 will continue to be a focus to help us to reason with and calculate bonds to and within 100.
The children will to use Time Tables Rockstars, which is an online app that supports the learning of times table facts.
In Year 2, we focus on the 2, 5 & 10 times tables and this resource is a fun way to support this. It is expected by the END of Year 2, that, your child knows the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you lose/forget your login or have any queries, please see the class teacher. Click on the image to start playing!
Please see the topic web below for more information on this term's learning.
Key ways to help your child SHINE
Having the confidence and accuracy of rapidly recalling number facts is the key to success in Maths. White Rose Maths have created a great app that allows primary aged pupils the opportunity to develop these skills in short impactful bursts. Children are given as many questions as they can answer within 1 minute. They can practise Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division through a series of progressive questions. Why not download this app onto a tablet or phone to be easily accessed?
Please ensure that your child is reading frequently for at least 10 minutes at a time, at least 4 times each week. It is important that your child is reading regularly as this helps them with all their subjects as well as broadening their own vocabulary and knowledge. We encourage your child to read a range of texts, from fictional stories to leaflets to magazines to menus etc. There are opportunities to read all around us.
Please ensure that you are regularly accessing the online resource Spelling Shed. Each week there will be new spellings for your child to practise in fun, different ways. There will be weekly spelling tests on the Phase 6 spellings linked to Spelling Shed. In addition, Year 2 will learn the KS1 Common Exception Words. The children are expected to be able to read and spell these words independently by the END of Year 2. If you lose/forget your login or have any queries, please see the class teacher.
Below, you can find a number of useful links to help support your child's learning:
- Number Fact Families
Have a go at practising your fact families.
- Sumdog Maths online games
Contact the office for login details
- SPaG - Small Town Superheroes
Brush up on your SPaG with the help of some superheroes
- BBC Bitesize
- Oxford Owl Free Online Books
So many great books to choose from!
Our Termly Topic Web outlines how the topic of the term will play into each subject. It acts to outline what will be studied across the curriculum in the term. Our current Topic Web can be found in the attachments below: