Year 2 – Autumn 2017
We would like to thank you for your support so far this academic year. We are looking forward to working closely with you to help your child reach their potential. Below is some information about the curriculum we will be covering this half term.
English – We’re off to look for Aliens by Colin McNaughton. The focus of our learning will be to identify descriptive language and sentence structure. This term we will also be looking at alternative traditional tales and will be writing different story endings.
Spelling – Children will bring home a spelling list every Monday. Please practice spellings at home every day ready for the spelling test on Friday. Children will also continue to be learning High Frequency Words.
Reading and phonics – With SATS coming up in May for all Year 2 children it is very important for your child to read at home at least 3 x a week. Your child will read individually with their teacher or another staff member weekly. They will also read to partners, so please ensure book bags are returned to school daily, together with their reading books. Please encourage your child to sound out unfamiliar words using their phonic knowledge.
Maths –We will be focusing on place value looking in particular at the value of each digit in both 2 and 3 digit numbers and the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.. We will be continuing to deepen children’s understanding of what they are learning through reasoning questions. Children will also carry out a weekly skills check.
Go to http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting or www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths for some fun maths games for your child to play.
Science – In the context of our whole school topic on space our science will involve learning
about materials and the process of heating and cooling, as well as exploring what humans
and animals need to survive.
Topic – Continuing with the Space topic we will be looking at the chronology of space travel and investigating which animals have been in space.
P.E – Tuesday Afternoon – Gymanastics
School Uniform: We are pleased to see so many children looking smart in their school uniforms. Children need to wear a blue top, black or grey trousers/skirt and a white shirt/polo shirt – please avoid labels or badges other than Northfield Academy!
Our behaviour system ‘It’s Good to be Green’ will continue. Teachers reward children with house points that are displayed in the classroom. When children reach various totals, badges are awarded and worn on a lanyard. As last year parents are invited to come and see their children get the badges in Friday morning assemblies. An invitation will be sent out when your children have earned their badges.
We are continuing our approach to learning this year using the 6Rs. They aim to make the children successful learners and to help them develop skills that will help them learn throughout their lives. The 6 qualities are:
It is vital for your child’s education that they attend school regularly and promptly. If your child is absent please ring the school office to avoid us needing to telephone you as we now contact all parents if a child is not at registration. If you are planning a family holiday please make every effort to take this during school holidays. If you are unable to do so please ensure that you obtain authorisation before you book – authorisation forms can be collected from the school office. It is important for your child to be in school on time for learning.
We value your support and comments so do not hesitate to contact any of us if you have a concern. Send a note, talk to us on the playground or alternatively contact the office to arrange a meeting. Just a reminder that teaching begins at 8.50 so it is not possible to speak to any parent at this time unless it is urgent. We appreciate your continued co-operation.
Please provide your child with a named water bottle (filled at home) every day. They will be sent home at the end of the day for washing.
Book bags – please send your child’s reading books in a named book bag every day.
Clothing – please name all of your child’s belongings, as it is much easier for us to reunite lost items with their owners. Thank you.
End of the school day – please allow staff to line-up the children along the wall or fence to dismiss them as they see you waiting to collect them. Thank you for your ongoing support with this routine.
Many thanks. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting term of learning with your child.
Ms Willoughby Mrs Adatia