Miss Neal and Mrs McKevitt would like to welcome all of our new year 2 children back to school! We hope you all had a great summer and are ready for the new challenges year 2 has to offer. We are really excited to be in year 2 and have a lot of amazing and fun lessons planned for the new curriculum.
Our English topic will be focused around the book ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Children will be looking at and exploring traditional tales and writing instructions. There will also be huge focus on phonics throughout this half term as we start to introduce our Read, Write, Inc phonics, reading and spellings.
For maths, we will be focussing on basic skills. We will count in steps of 2, 5, 10 and 3 and place value using dienes, numicon, place value cards and money. We will compare and order them using our place value knowledge. We will also begin adding and subtracting numbers, using apparatus such as number lines, hundred squares and numicon. We will move on to solve problems using the skills we have learnt.
This half term children will be learning all about St George’s Hall and how it has changed over time. Children will visit St George’s Hall where they will learn how it was used for different functions in the past to the present day.
During our science topic, children will be investigating different materials. This will be linked to our English topic as the children work out which materials will be best for the Three Little Pigs to use to build a safe and strong house.
During computing this half term, the children will learn how to code using robotics and gaming applications to create their own Three Little Pigs game.
Our Art topic this half term will see the children exploring painting techniques and researching Liverpool artist Ben Johnson.
We will be exploring the theme of round and round for our music lessons.
Our RE and PSHE topics will focus on leaders and teachers and we will follow the Jigsaw scheme of ‘Being me in my own world’.
We are looking forward to getting to know you all! J
Miss Neal and Mrs McKevitt
Some important information for Year 2 parents/carers:
- Home Reader books will be given out every Monday and should be returned to school to be changed every Friday. Children should read daily at home.
- E lessons will take place on Friday afternoons for this first half term. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school.
- It is important that every child has a water bottle in school each day.