Year 2
Year 2

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Class Curriculum

Spring Term 1 in Year 2!

Happy New Year!  We’re so pleased to welcome you back to the first half term of the Spring term 2022.

We are so proud of the children’s independence coming in by themselves in the morning and settling so well in class ready to start the day’s learning.  Well done everyone – let’s keep going with this.

If you need to let us know about any changes to collection arrangements please email us or use the small whiteboards on the outside of the classroom window.  In the afternoon we will leave school via the front pedestrian gate.  Please wait for us on the pavement.

Our next Cornerstones project is ‘Movers and Shakers’ which focuses on developing our historical understanding of significant people who’s actions have changed history.

Reading is still an important part of our day and over the coming weeks we will continue daily guided reading sessions alongside individual reading throughout the week. Our class novel is ‘An Alien in the Jam Factory’ by Chrissie Sains.  Please continue to read at home as much as possible and talk about and enjoy books with others. Reading books and reading diaries need to be in school daily.

As writers, we will be learning and innovating a non-chronological report – ‘Weymouth Water Dragons’.  We will be learning about the features and structure of non-chronological reports and will continue to reinforce our ‘every time’ toolkit for writing; these are the things we need to remember to do every time we write. (To use punctuation, finger spaces, neat handwriting and to spell common words correctly.)

As mathematicians, we will begin the term learning to represent and read data in charts and graphs.  This will be followed with a unit on fractions. To help at home, please look at fractions in everyday life – such as having ‘half each’ with a sibling or a quarter of the cake/pie each.

Our PE will remain on Friday afternoons. Please make sure PE kits (to include jogging trousers and jumpers suitable for outdoor lessons) together with a pair of trainers or plimsoles that fit are in school and available for PE. Please also make sure (named) water bottles are in school everyday too.

As the weather remains cold and wet please remember to bring a coat to school everyday.

Please check the Home Learning section of our website every Friday so you can practise your spellings and mental maths ready for the test the following Friday.  Also, have a look at the class blog where photos and learning are uploaded each week for a snapshot of learning in year 2.

Please contact us at k.maitland@southill.dorset.sch.uk or  j.clark@southill.dorset.sch.uk if you have any questions, messages or anything to celebrate. It’s great to hear from you.

We’re really looking forward to a busy and exciting half term.

Miss Maitland and Mrs Clark