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2017-18 Term 1 - Curriculum Newsletter
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to the year ahead. The following information outlines our topics in Year 2 this term:
This term, we will be begin by reading The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. We will be considering the character of the Rainbowfish, and how he changes through the story. We will be writing descriptions of characters and settings, before writing our own version of the story. While working on this book, we will be practising the skills of using proper punctuation, adjectives and conjunctions to join sentences.
We will be starting the year by exploring our understanding of place value, followed by looking at numbers in depth. We will work on counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 forwards and backwards, recognising the value of tens and units digits and partitioning them and reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100.
Our first topic is ‘Heroes’. We will firstly be looking at superheroes, followed by everyday heroes (police, fire and emergency services) and exploring what it means to be a ‘hero’. We will also be learning about Florence Nightingale and her identity as a hero of her time. We are hoping to have visits from local heroes, to further enrich our topic (please get in touch if you have any hero contacts who would like to come in and chat to Class 2!).
Our focus in science this term will be ‘animals including humans’. We will learn about how humans and other animals grow and change, and what we need to survive and be healthy. Focusing on our own experiences, we will explore the need for humans to eat a varied diet, to keep themselves clean, and to take regular exercise.
In our first term, we will be focusing on the faith of Christianity. We will be learning about the parables, where to find them in the bible and what they symbolise. We will be discussing why Jesus told these parables, and how they can still be viewed as relevant in modern day life.
We will be doing P.E on Thursday afternoons, however please ensure that P.E kits are in school at all times.
Spellings will be tested and sent home every Friday. Please make sure that spelling books are brought back to school by Wednesday each week to allow time for new spellings to be stuck in.
Week ahead sheets will be sent home every Friday detailing our learning for the following week, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see me if you have any queries or concerns at any point. Thank you for your continued support,