Welcome back after the end of term Christmas holiday. I hope that you are all well rested and looking forward to a busy term.
LITERACY: will include writing a recount about an alien visitor, letter writing, creating our own fairytale and instruction writing.
SPELLING AND PHONICS: please encourage your child to revise, for a few minutes each day, the spelling words for the week, we practice these daily but support from home is important.
HOMEREADERS: Please continue to encourage your child to read daily. It is also important to spend time talking about what the story or non-fiction book is about.
MATHS: Learning our times tables (2, 5 and 10) off by heart as well as counting on and back in 10’s from a 2 digit number is our focus this term. It is important that we master the 5 times table as counting in fives is vital when learning the time. Understanding times of the day is important i.e. the order of the day, what comes before or after lunch, or school or tea or bath time etc.
NUMBOTS – please encourage your child to spend 10 minutes a day on Numbots, the importance of daily practicing of basic maths skills cannot be overemphasised.
ART: We will be exploring Mexican mask making, facial expressions which link to both our author and illustrator of this term Oliver Jeffers.
PSHE: we will continue using the resource JIGSAW with the theme’ Dreams and Goals’.
SCIENCE: Materials – we will look at the use of every day materials and how changes to the environment cause them to change. Our scientist for this term is: Charles Macintosh.
GEOGRAPHY: We will explore the world’s continents and oceans and visit Mexico which is our topic for the first half of the term. We will be exploring and comparing a variety of areas of Mexican life, food etc. to ours.
FRENCH: We will link our geography topic to visiting Paris with the character Barnaby Bear and learn a range of colours, fruit and vegetables in a song.
WEBSITE: Just a reminder that our class page is called Indigo Class. There is a curriculum map and from time to time I add photos and information about our activities to it.
CLASS DOJO: this has been an invaluable form of communication for both teachers and parents and we will continue to use Class Dojo regularly.
SHOW AND TELL: the theme this half term will be items you have any items, pictures or interesting facts about Mexico. We would love to add these to our display and borrow them for this half term.
We are looking forward to a fantastic half term.
Felicity Gibb, Year 2 Teacher