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Year 2 Autumn Term 2 Newsletter - 2017
Welcome back to Term 2! Can you believe we are nearing the end of 2017 already?! Thank you to those of you who completed the holiday challenge and whose children have really enjoyed telling all about their time machines! If you haven’t yet completed this activity there is still time as we are just beginning our journey!
This term we have said goodbye to our Castles topic which we celebrated with a lovely banquet where we enjoyed Medieval music, dancing and with some children trying their hand at juggling and seeing if they could make the King and Queen laugh with their jokes!
We are now off on an exciting adventure ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. We will be using our time machines to take us to different countries where we will be looking at the environment, people who live there, learning some of the language they speak and also comparing it to England and of course sunny Eastbourne! Our first stops will be to Antarctica and Africa!
In English we are using a wonderful book called ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker. It is a wordless book filled with stunning illustrations. So far the children have loved studying the pictures and using their imaginations to think about what is happening in the story and predicting events that might happen! They have also used the illustrations to be describing and creating noun phrases about all the things they can see in them. We will also be using this book to inspire our own stories, using our time machines to whisk us away to far away places!
In Maths we have moved to multiplication! The children have been finding out about repeated addition and have been using a drawing method to help solve the problems they are given. We will also be working on doubles, halves and of course continuing our counting patterns of 2’s,5’s,10’s and 3’s.
Our Learning Journey afternoons will be focussed to our global work and our time machines will help us to explore many countries and continents as we go!
We are also planning a Science week in December where we will be investigating properties of materials and finding the best material for the job! Look out for more information coming soon!
Our focus for Wellbeing this half term is exploring mindfulness using the senses, developing good friendships and celebrating being a Wise Old Owl learner at school and at home.
Also, thank you to those of you who came to Parent Consultations. It was so lovely to meet with you all and share how well your children have settled as we build their independence even further! If you have not yet seen your child’s teacher please do arrange an appointment as soon as possible.
Please continue to support and encourage your child with reading, spellings and Friday Challenges at home, it really does make a difference!
Year Two Team