Welcome to Hickory Class.
Mr Atkinson will be taking you through Year 2.
We are very much looking forward to the year ahead!
What we are learning
In English this term, we are beginning with consolidation of the work the children completed in Year 1. We will begin by reading On Sudden Hill and The Proudest Blue to build on our knowledge of sentence structure and the use of adjectives.
We will then explore non-fiction texts based on the Great Fire of London. We will make links to our History topic by writing a diary entry from the perspective of Samuel Pepys.
In Maths, we will be continuing to follow our Maths No Problem scheme. We begin the year by revising our knowledge of place value before moving on to the formal methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using two digit numbers. Throughout these units of work, the children will be developing their knowledge and understanding of numbers up to 100.
In Science, we will be learning about habitats. We will be identifying and comparing the difference between things that are living, dead and have never been alive. We will also explore a range of habitats within the school grounds and describe how these habitats provide for the needs of plants and animals that inhabit them.
In Topic, we will be learning about The Great Fire of London. By analysing historical sources, we will investigate the cause of the fire. We will also explore the fire’s aftermath and the rebuilding of London.
Homework: Termly homework will be set on Seesaw with the expectation of one subject activity to be completed weekly. In addition, children will be provided with weekly spellings and be expected to practice their 2, 5 and 10 times tables in preparation for Friday’s times tables quiz.
Reading: Children should read daily and we ask for three parent/carer comments to be recorded in their reading record each week. Children should have their Reading Records in school every day.
PE will take place on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Please can your child attend school in their school uniform with their PE kit in their bag. Children will be required to take their PE kit home after their second lesson.
Every child needs to bring their full PE kit including a top in their house team’s colour, clean socks and suitable trainers.
Water bottles: Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school. These must be taken home at the end of each day and returned the following day. Due to COVID, please note we will not be able to provide the children with drinking cups.
Please do not hesitate to contact us on our class email address if you have any concerns or questions at email@example.com
If you need to speak to us directly about anything, then after school when you pick up your child is the best time.
Thank you for your support.