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Welcome to Year 2

Welcome back. We hope you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the time with your children.
English
 Core text: Aesop’s Fable
The Hare and the tortoise and other fables
 Main themes:
1. Narrative-To write their own fable with a moral.
2. Biography of a real event.
Writing
You can help your child by encouraging any form of writing at home.  It would be helpful to let them write about their personal experience of an event such as learning to ride a bike, learning how to swim, ice skate etc. Encourage the children to also orally retell their favourite stories including speech and description. Plan stories using the titles beginning, middle, end, characters, setting, problem and resolution.
Encourage the children to read and include the year 2 common exception words in their writing.
Encourage them to recount events from their weekend by keeping a diary. 

Reading
You can help your child by reading each night for at least ten to twenty minutes and signing their reading diary. It can be a book sent from school or any that you have at home or from the library. Please feel free to record all of their reading in their reading records. Please encourage your child to re-read the book at least 2 or 3 times to improve their fluency as well as their comprehension.

Homework
Help your child apply their weekly spelling rules and the year 2 common exception words in their writing.

Maths
Main themes:

1. Place value
2. addition and subtraction
3. money
4. length, mass and weight
5. Multiplication
6. division
7. Geometry
How you can help
You can help your child by completing their homework which will be sent every Friday and revising times table facts; number bonds to 10, 20 and 100; also talking to them about getting change from up to 50p or more and measuring ingredients when cooking in the kitchen.
Creative Curriculum
Main themes: What makes a wonder woman?
How you can help
We will be focusing on learning about significant individuals such as Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Rosa Parks. If you have any books or artefacts that you would be happy to share with us and that would be appropriate to our learning, it would be very much appreciated.
Science
Main themes: Animals including Humans
How you can help
In this unit children have the opportunity to closely study human and animals and their life cycle. Children will explore factors involved when animals change from baby to an adult. 
Discuss common animals and their babies. Try to help them recognise and name common animals found around your home such as cats, dogs, rabbits and the local environment.


Trips
We will try and visit the Florence Nightingale Museum this term.

Children in 2S will need their PE kit on a Monday and Thursday. Children in 2M will need their PE kits on a Wednesday and Thursday. They will be going outside for most lessons so please make sure they have a jumper in their kit and trainers to wear.  Please clearly label all of the clothing and their bag so that they can be identified easily if they happen to go missing. 

Children are expected to bring their book bag to school every day.  Please ensure their reading record is kept up to date and signed by you once a week. Homework will be given out on Fridays and should be returned on Wednesdays. 

Please ensure that your child brings their book bag and a clearly labeled water bottle to school every day and a weather appropriate coat.

We thank you for your support and look forward to an excellent year with your child.


With best wishes
Mrs Ahmed, Mrs Ramasamy , Miss Fisher and Mrs Rahman

 

Trips and Events

Educational Visit to Florence Nightingale Museum

Dear Parent/Carers,

The children in year 2 will be visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum at Waterloo as part of our work on “What is a Wonder Woman?” and learning about significant individuals. They will be taking part in a workshop involving Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.

Both classes will be going on the 3rd February,

We will leave school by 9.15 am and return by 3.30 pm travelling by tube to and from the museum.

Your child will need a packed lunch (and a bag that each child can hold on their backs), water bottle, a warm waterproof coat along with sensible walking shoes.

The voluntary contribution requested for the visit is £7.00 per child. However if we do not collect 70% of the requested contribution the trip will have to be cancelled.

Please make your payment by 2nd of February.

We will need parent helpers for each class. If you are available to help please speak to Mrs Ramasamy and Mrs Ahmed.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Ramasamy and Mrs Ahmed

Year 2 teachers

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