A huge welcome to Year 2 - to all children, parents and carers :)
This term we will be learning about the Great Fire of London. We will find out lots of interesting facts and information about the fire and what it would have been like to be there. We will use this to write our own diary entries, imagining ourselves to have been in London at that time.
To link with the fire theme we will also be sharing dragon stories then designing and writing about our own dragons!
Our Science topic is Materials. We will explore and compare different materials and think about why they are or are not suitable for different uses. This will also link with our Great Fire of London work, thinking about why the houses burned so easily. What were the houses made of that caused the fire to spread so quickly?
In English, along with our topic writing, we will be working hard to write nice clear sentences, using adjectives for description. We will be carefully checking our spelling and punctuation when we are writing. Handwriting - forming our letters neatly and correctly - will also be a key focus.
Our R.E. topic is The Chosen People. We will listen to and retell the stories of Abraham, Moses and Daniel. We will also be thinking of ourselves as God's chosen people. What have we been chosen to do for God?
In Maths we will be completing tasks involving place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. The children will be practicing their times tables (x2, 5 and 10) and counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
We will also be looking at 2d and 3d shapes, thinking about their names and properties.
Spellings, reading books and homework will be sent home each week. Please support and encourage your child in completing and returning any tasks set, and let me know if there are any problems.
Thank you for your support. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.