WELCOME TO YEAR 2 - AUTUMN TERM
Welcome to year 2 and the start of a very exciting term for the children. My name is Mrs Spree and I am your child's class teacher this year. Mrs Marsden is our teaching assistant and Mrs Mayor also works in year 2 supporting a child. She also teaches RE and Music on Wednesday afternoons during my PPA. We are now well into our topic 'The Place Where we Live' and learning all about our local area and familiar landmarks. We will also be leaning about the work of Lowry and producing some lovely artwork based on some of his famous pieces. In English we have reading the book 'The Pirates Next Door' and all our work has been related to this text. The children have dressed up as pirates, done lots of role play and thoroughly enjoyed all the activities immersing themselves into the text. We will also be looking at poetry this term and writing some descriptive poems about Autumn.
In Maths we will be covering the following units of work: Place Value, addition and subtraction and measurement, length and mass. There will be plenty of exciting lessons, investigations and challenges prepared for the children, so we will be having lots of fun!
Through Geography we will be looking at aerial maps and identifying places familiar to us in the local area. The children have already become much more confident when map reading!
Please continue to read with your child every day and try to ask questions about the text and discuss any unfamiliar words with your child. Homework will be sent out every Friday and it is important that this is completed as their spelling test on Friday is based on the spellings in their homework. Times table practise is also a good thing to do at home so that your child is able to recall answers to 2X, 5X, 10X, 3X and 4X tables quickly and confidently.
If anyone has any questions or queries then please don't hesitate to come and talk to us at the end of the day.
Mrs Spree, Mrs Marsden and Miss Carthy