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Year 2

Mrs Markham's Email Address:

2m.homework@pussbank.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Mrs Hammond's and Mrs Pope's Email Address:

2hp.homework@pussbank.cheshire.sch.uk

Autumn Term

 

We are looking forward to an exciting autumn term with you all. Please read the brief overview below this telling you what we will be doing in each subject. 

 

As always, you can continue to contact us through our class emails which are at the top of the page. Our emails will continue to be monitored on week days during the term time and we will endeavour to reply within 72 hours. Messages can always be sent via the blue organiser and any brief messages at drop off or collection times are welcome. Any urgent messages should be phoned through to the office.

 

Many thanks,

Mrs Markham, Mrs Hammond and Mrs Pope

Maths

In maths we will be focusing on the Year 1 end of year expectations to ensure the children have retained their maths knowledge. This will include counting forwards and backwards within 100, ordering numbers up to 20 on a number line and number bonds up to 20. We will then move onto to fluently adding and subtracting within ten and adding and subtracting two, two digit numbers.

English

We will be starting to write Traditional Tales. These are stories the children may be familiar with and have a specific structure to.  It will help them to develop as writers. We will continue to focus on a range of writing features including expanding their vocabulary and using capital letters as well as introducing a wider range of punctuation. 

Science

Our topic this term is Healthy Me. The children will be learning about animals including humans and their offspring. this will include learning about growth and discussing the basic needs for survival.

Reading

The children have been given two reading books and one book for shared reading with an adult. They will change these books once a week.

Please continue to read with your child as often as possible and write a brief message recording this in the blue organiser on the righthand side. We are always happy to hear about anything they are reading from home as well. 

Any teachers who read with your child will also write a comment there about how your child is progressing with their reading. 

PE

 

2M and 2HP will be doing PE Tuesday and Thursday.

 

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will doing PE outside as much as possible so can you please make sure your child is suitable clothed e.g. navy jogging pants. The focus will be developing out tri golf and gymnastic skills.

 

 

Please can you carefully label your child's jumpers/cardigans with their names. We do try to make sure any misplaced clothing gets back to the right child and we appreciate it when parents ask about any lost property.  

History

We will be learning about the Great Fire of London in 1666.  The children will ask and answer questions about the fire and use a range of sources to show that they know and understand the key features of the event. This will be enhanced through a visit to Staircase House in Stockport.

RE

In RE, we will be looking at Christianity with a focus on Jesus and his parables. The children will use drama to explore the parables and then begin to retell them both orally and written.

DT

DT will link to our history unit, we will be comparing fire engines from the past and now. Using this knowledge, we will design and make our won method for extinguishing fires. 

Phonics

This year we will be focusing on Year 2 Common Exception Words. We will be playing some memory games to see which spellings we can remember. Once we are confident in reading and writing these words, we will practise writing them into sentences. 

Tricky Words

We are focusing on a range of Year 1 and Year 2 tricky words. The children will be reading these words and applying them in their writing. See attached document for the different words.

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