Our Local Area
This half term we are going to be exploring our local area. We will learn more about the history of Clayton village.
In geography we will be exploring and comparing the human and physical features in our environment.
In Science we are continuing our work with our topic of animals, including humans. We are thinking about the importance of exercise, hygiene and eating a healthy diet.
In February, as part of our science topic, we will be visiting Pizza Express where the children will have the opportunity to learn more about the ingredients we use in cooking, and how to make sure we prepare our food safely and hygienically. The children will be writing their instructions for how to prepare a pizza using command sentences.
Clear sentences with capital letters and full stops are important, as always! The children are also being encouraged to write neatly with correctly formed letters.
Our Maths lessons will be focusing on different ways of presenting data, such as pictograms, tally charts and bar charts. We will be learning how to read and interpret them so we can accurately answer questions about the information.
We will continue to develop our division skills – sharing amounts equally.
We will also be looking again at 2D and 3D shapes, thinking specifically about the properties of shapes: How many sides, vertices, edges etc.? The children in Year 2 need to learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables so please encourage them to practice. We also need to be able to count in 3s!
Spellings, reading books and homework will continue to 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 continued support.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs G. Cox