Summer Term in Year 2
During the Summer Term, as well as continuing to develop your child’s literacy, speaking and listening, mathematical, PSHE (citizenship), PE skills and ICT skills, we will be studying:
Topic Our topic question is for this half term is ‘Is the United Kingdom all the same?’ Next half term, our topic will be ‘Why was Florence Nightingale so important to the world?’ If you have any resources or knowledge about this topic we would be grateful if you could share them with us.
Science This half term we will be learning about Living Things and Their Habitats. This will be followed by a unit on Animals, including Humans next half term.
RE Over the course of the spring term we will be learning about Sikhism, with two focussed RE days.
PE lessons Children should bring in their PE kit on Monday and they leave it in school until Friday, so that it is available for clubs, or in the event that the PE class timeslot changes. Year 2 will be having a whole afternoon of PE on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure that each item of clothing is named and put in a PE kit bag that is also marked clearly with your child’s name. All the children are expected to participate unless they have a doctor’s note.
During the second half of this term, we will be providing sex and relationship education, using the Chris Winter Project materials. If you would like to find out more about the project, you can look on the website: www.tcwp.co.uk . Our topic is ‘differences.’ Please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher if you would like to look at the resources, make any comments or discuss any concerns.
Allfarthing does have a homework policy. The following homework is set for Year 2 children:
Talking Homework - 30 minutes / weekly
Talking homework will continue to be sent home on a Friday. This will give you an opportunity to discuss your child's learning with them at home.
Reading - 20 minutes / daily
lists for the half term were sent out earlier this week. The children will be tested on each week’s spellings on a Friday morning and the results of the tests will be sent home. Please help your child learn their spellings. If we are on a trip on the Friday, the spelling test will happen on the Thursday of the week.
Mathletics homework will be set every Monday and will consist of 3 tasks. Mathletics homework is an excellent way of furthering the children's learning in class using engaging web content. It is also compulsory, so please work on the tasks set by us with your child once a week.
Water and fruit are encouraged. We suggest every child brings a bottle of water to school every day to drink from in the classroom. They are also welcome to bring in a piece of fruit to eat at playtimes. Please ensure your child’s water bottle is labelled with their name and if they bring fruit, please ensure this is named.
Punctuality and Absences Please ensure that your child is punctual in the mornings. Your child needs to be in class for register at 9am each morning. For reasons of organisation and safety, the school asks you not to accompany your child into the building, so please say goodbye to your child in the playground. As you know, at the end of the day, the children line up in their classes and will be sent to you. Please do try to be on time dropping off and collecting at the end of the day. If you find that you are going to be unavoidably late to collect your child please phone the school to let us know. If your child is absent for any reason, we would be grateful if you would telephone the school office on 020 8874 1301.
If you should wish to make an appointment to see either of us at any time to discuss any other aspect of your child’s schooling, please do not hesitate to do so. We always welcome contact with you and appreciate your support and feedback.
We look forward to another happy and successful term.