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Welcome to year 2!
For the second Spring half term 2JE will be doing forest schools on a Wednesday afternoon. Please can you ensure that your child has warm outdoor clothes as we will be out in all types of weather.
Our Spring 2 topic is going to be looking at Kenya. We are going to look at how life might be different in Kenya compared to our own lives. We are going to look at the animals that live in the country and what it might be like going to school there. We are going to also look at people’s initial ideas about Kenya before they know anything about the place.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at Handa’s Surprise. This is a great story that we will basing our writing on and happens to be set in a Kenyan village.
For the first few days after half term we will be continuing to look at using money and working out how much we’ve got. You could help at home by playing shops and counting with different money and finding change. When we have finished money we will move on to fractions. This is an area a lot of children struggle with. We will look at finding fractions fractions of shapes and quantities. We will look at 1/2, 1/4, 3/4, 1/3 ad 2/3.
Spellings will be given on a Monday and tested on the following Monday. This year we will be testing spellings based on the spelling appendices found in the National Curriculum for year 2. A copy of the most recent spellings can be found beneath. Please help your child to learn these spellings. It would be great if your child could find any other words that follow the weeks focus. We will also go through the spellings during lesson times.
Each week your child will be getting homework. The homework will be handed out on a Friday and is expected back in on the following Wednesday. Each week the homework will consist of work from either a maths or English workbook. The homework will be one or two pages from the book. As well as this we would like you to spend time reading with your child and doing some maths. The maths could consist of learning times tables (expectations by the end of year 2 is for your child to know 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables) or counting forwards and backwards below 100 in different sized steps starting from different places.
Homework 16.2.18: Over half term we would like the children to find out some information about Kenya. This information can be presented back any way they want. It could be a picture, some writing or even a model.