### Welcome to Year 2

#### Spring Term 2 2019

This term our whole school theme 'Let's Go Wild' continues.

The key text for this term is 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King-Smith.  He is a great children's author who has written lots of great books which are suitable for Year 2 children so we would encourage you to look at some of his other books at home or loan them from the library.

In English children will plan and write their own animal story based on the main events in 'Hodgeheg'.  The focus will be on organisation, conjunctions such as and but, if and so, capital letters, full stops, commas in lists, cursive handwriting and accurate spelling of key words. We will also be looking for children to use descriptions in their writing using adjectives and adverbs where appropriate.  Can they wow us with some super vocabulary?

In Maths we are focusing on Fractions - finding half, quarter and three quarters of shapes, objects and numbers.  We later move onto Measurement - measuring, ordering and comparing lengths (cm/m).

Theme work this term links to the story of Hodgeheg.  We are studying habitats in Science; exploring our local environment in Geography, with a focus on maps and symbols and physical and human features; road safety in PSHE; collage in Art and construction in DT (making bug houses).  Computing will run alongside the topic and children will be learning how to insert images into a document, save and print work.

In RE we are looking at special books.

Children will do football on a Monday and Gymnastics on a Friday in their PE sessions.  Please ensure your children have the correct PE kit.  I would advise girls to take tights off during PE and so they may need socks to wear with their trainers.

To motivate children to read more at home we have introduced a reading effort chart.  Every time children have a reading comment in their planner from an adult at home they can put a sticker on the chart.  The first one to complete the chart will get a prize!

Homework

Children will get homework on a Friday - English, Maths and Spelling.  The spelling test will be on a Monday and the homework is due on a Wednesday.

Children will have one or two projects to complete throughout the term.  The first one is due in on Wed 13th March.

You are welcome to come to chat to us about your child's progress at any time - please make an appointment at the office.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Maxted and Miss Renshaw

#### Spring Term 1 2019

This term our whole school theme is 'Let's Go Wild'. In Year 2 our learning will be inspired by 'The Ice Monster' by David Walliams and 'How To Wash A Woolly Mammoth' by Michelle Robinson.