Cycle 4

Wow! What a busy May we had in Year 2! Throughout May all the children did a fantastic job completing their SATS tests, they all worked so hard. Well done!

During this final half term, in English, we will be reading The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl and we will also be looking at some poetry. We will continue to do lots of role play and other activities to support our writing. Recently in English, and this will be continuing, we have been having a big focus on our handwriting. It’s important to make sure all our letters sit correctly on the line and are the correct size.

In Maths we will be covering fractions, addition, shape, measures, subtraction, statistics, multiplication and division. We will be working on using mental methods and solving calculations and problems at a quicker speed.

We have got lots of exciting topics coming up over the next learning cycle. We will be going on a trip to the Gurdwara as part of our learning in RE, looking at castles in History, learning about Aboriginal Art and researching uses of everyday materials in Science.

Homework will continue be sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. Please ensure children complete this as independently as possible and that it is returned to school.

Reading at home is extremely important. Children are asked daily if they have read at home and the reading records are then checked. Please try and read with your child every day and record this in his/her reading record. It is important to also question your child’s understanding of what they have read.  Books will be changed every Monday.

Please remember PE is on Thursday and Friday and your child must be in full kit every week. PE kit is; black shorts, white polo shirt and black pumps. PE on a Friday is outdoor; therefore, children are welcome to bring trainers rather than pumps for this lesson.

As the weather gets warmer over the half term lots of children will be taking jumpers and cardigans off during the day, therefore please ensure your child’s name is clearly visible in all items of clothing.

To ensure the best possible learning in school your child needs to arrive on time (8.50am) and attend school every day. We begin lessons at 8.50am therefore if your child is late, they have already missed some learning for that day. Please inform school immediately of the reason for any pupil absence.