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Micklem

Primary School

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Year 2

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope that all our new children will soon settle in and enjoy being back in school. In Year 2, Mrs Cavender our the class teacher, Mrs Waterton is our teaching assistant and Mrs Rawson will teach the class on a Thursday.

 

This term we are really looking forward to our new topic

What’s Out There?’

Coming up this term:

We have lots to look forward to in school, including:

  • Learning about the stars and planets
  • Creating an alien
  • Interviewing an astronaut
  • Learning all about satellites and maps
  • Building our very own moon buggy
  • Star gazing!
  • And so much more!

 

In Maths we will be working really hard to learn our number bonds to 10 and 20. Our mental maths strategies will focus on counting on and back in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s, recalling doubles and halves.

Learning will include place value, addition and subtraction, problem solving, money, 2d and 3d shapes and to estimate and measure time, length and weight.

The children will also have the opportunity to learn data handling skills in our topic based activities.

 

In English we will be story telling to help the children in their writing. Role play will give the children opportunities to re-tell stories and create new versions of their own. We will also be reading and finding information from  non-fiction texts and the internet.

 

During guided reading, the children will be developing their comprehension, accuracy and fluency. As always phonic work will be linked to reading skills and spellings.

 

Speaking and listening continues to be a key focus and this term the children will prepare a short talk which will be published on our school website!

 

A Few Reminders:

PE will be on Wednesday and Thursday. Please can the children come to school in their P.E kits on this day. They will be wearing them all day, so please make sure they have joggers and a jumper.  

 

A named water bottle will be needed and this can be refilled in school in school each day. This can stay in school all week, be filled up each day and go home for a wash at the weekend.

 

A new reading book will be sent home each day and we ask you to please read with your child as regularly as possible. Enjoy sharing and please initial the reading record book whenever you read .

 

Homework and spelling will come home every Friday. Please make sure that completed homework and library books are returned to school on Wednesday each week.

 

Lastly, please feel free speak to me briefly at the end of the day if you have any concerns or worries. Alternatively, email me at year2@micklem.herts.sch.uk

 

Looking forward to a great year ahead,

Mrs Cavender, Mrs Waterton and

Miss Rawson

 

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