Year 2 Newsletter - Autumn Term 1 2021
A warm welcome to all you wonderful Year Two families!
It probably seems like only yesterday that your ‘babies’ were starting in Reception and now they are the oldest children in the school - how time flies! The children are certainly taking their important position seriously – settling back in after the long Summer break and setting a good example to the younger children.
The children spent a lot of time at the beginning of term learning all about the different parts of their brain and how they can use them to help them focus, think, remember information and keep themselves calm. These skills have already come in useful as we have entered into our learning about castles, knights and dragons as part of our ‘Before Me’ focus in our ‘West Rise Learning Tree Curriculum’. Your holiday challenges were simply amazing and soon we hope to have a ‘Medieval day’, which will really bring this topic alive, giving the children first-hand experience of history.
This exciting work will be continued in our Learning Journeys and we will be taking our lead from the children’s interests for our focus topics - we will of course still ensure complete curriculum coverage. Some of the popular topics suggested by children so far are dinosaurs, space, Vikings, Africa and other countries.
In Science this term the children will be looking materials and deciding which might be useful for building a castle and which would not!
In Maths the children will be reading and writing two and three digit numbers, identifying odd and even numbers, and working on place value- hundreds, tens and units and partitioning of numbers, and reminding ourselves of how to add and subtract numbers to 100. What clever children they are!
Finally, as we pride ourselves on being a Global school we welcome any greetings indifferent languages and any other information about your homeland/culture -please share!
Please continue to support your children with reading and spellings as well as ensuring they have a full PE kit in school – we have PE every Thursday and the children change at school. We hope you and the children will really enjoy Year Two!