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   Welcome to Year 2!

 

s.ramalli@longsands.lancsngfl.ac.uk.
 

Year 2 Summer 2nd Half Term Information Letter

Please find below the topics we will be covering so that you can support your child at home during a busy last half term together in Year 2! The children will also experience 2 ‘Move Up Days’ to Year 3, and we will prepare ourselves for the transition into Key Stage 2.

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Christianity – We will be learning about the events and symbols used at Pentecost.

Music

Reflect, unwind, replay. The children will be following the Lancashire Music Scheme.

Science

We will explore the different types of materials and their uses and properties.

Geography

Seasonal and daily Weather.

PE

On Wednesday we will have a Dance lesson with Miss Whittaker (starts week 2).

On Fridays we will take part in Athletics – We will be sprinting, running, using over and underarm throws and jumping side to side in a range of activities and we will also have our Key Stage 1 Sports Morning.

Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school at all times and that ear rings are removed or covered prior to the lesson.

PSHE

My Money week -The children will discuss where money comes from and what they do with their money.

We will also take part in Road Safety training. Please ensure the reply slip has been returned to school so that your child can take part. The Fire Brigade will also visit us to discuss safety at home and the RNLI will visit to discuss safety when we are on holiday at the seaside.

Linked to our Transition we will discuss changes in school life and routines and how we can change the way that we behave.

We will also take part in World Environment Day, where we will take part in a range of activities where the children are considering ways to take care of our school.

DT

We will develop our Textiles skills when we design and make a puppet.

Computing

We will discuss safety. This includes keeping personal information safe and also how to use technology safely and respectfully.

Art

The children will develop their collage skills using a range of materials.

As always, if you have any questions regarding this information, please see me.

Many thanks for your support, Mrs Ramalli

 

 

ENGLISH

       KS1 Bitesize Literacy Games

       Creating Sentences

       Capital letters and full stops

       Describing words

       Kids Spell - Spelling Games

        Phonics Play

Spell Zone

 

MATHS

       KS1 Bitesize Maths Games 

       Times Table Shooter

        Hit the button

       20 Questions in a minute!

       Funky Mummy - Mental Maths

 

  

Please read and discuss books with your child daily for 15 minutes - it really does make a difference! Please sign and comment in the diary then new books can be sent home. Reading folders are changed weekly on your child's reading group day. Please see the timetable (KS1 door) for the day it needs to be in school. If you require additional books, please let me know. Reading targets are sent home each time your child develops onto a new reading stage.

 

 

Mental Arithmetic assessments take place in class each week and are sent home. Please look through these with your child and help them to improve their score by practising the number facts and skills.  We practise arithmetic skills each day in class. Little and often is the key! My Maths homework is set each week relating to work covered in class. Your child has a password for this.

 

Spellings are tested each FRIDAY. We are also learning the exceptional spelling words for Year 2 (See word list sent home). Please encourage your child to use the spellings in a sentence in the YELLOW spelling book. Your child should use the targets sent home on the 'Target Pencil' in their sentences in order to up-level their writing.

 

Year 2 visit the school library on their specified day and your child will choose a book independently. Please ask your child to indicate whether they enjoyed the book with an appropriate expression face (e.g. happy/unhappy) and write a short comment on the record sheet in their library folder.  Please return library books to school by the following library change session. 

 

Talk Homework

Each week a Talk Homework slip may be sent home that explains what the topic is. Please spend time talking with your child about the given topic as this will help them complete their task in class.

  

P. E.

Year 2 have their PE lessons on Tuesday and Friday.  Please ensure your child has their kit with them in school at all times and that all items are clearly labelled.  It is essential that all kit is named. For outside games children may bring with a navy pair of tracksuit bottoms/ jumper for colder weather. Your child will need Velcro fastening trainers for outside PE. If for any reason your child cannot take part in P.E. they must have a note as all children are expected to participate. Earrings must not be worn and long hair must be tied back. No other jewellery should be worn.

Homework

Year 2 children should read for 10-15 minutes each day to develop

  • Reading/ Comprehension activities

In addition over the week

  • My Maths
  • Complete the Topic Homework
  • Learn their spellings and use them in sentences using their writing targets
  • Learn Maths Facts to support their work in class such as the 2, 5 10 and 3 times tables.
  • Research one of our topics at home e.g. find some facts about The Great Fire of London and bring it in.

Homework will help support your child's work in class and working together will help your child to progress.