Hello from Robin Class!
We are already half way through the year! I can't quite believe how fast it is going and how much we have done in the year so far!
This half term our topic is 'Who takes care of our habitats?'. We will be looking at the different habitats and micro-habitats that are around where we live and finding out what animals live there. We will also be learning about food chains and the life processes of how you know whether an object is 'living', 'non-living' or 'never alive'.
As part of our topic launch we went for a 'habitat hunt' walk to the Radcliffe memorial gardens. We had a lovely time spotting different animals and discussing where they might live, as well as identifying some of the many spring plants that have started to appear. Luckily, we were treated with glorious sunshine and not snow!
In PE will be linking dance to our topic and creating movement to ‘Our World.’ We are also working on the 'Creative Cog' of our Real PE sessions. The emphasis within this area of PE is for the children to use their imagination to think of new movements that link and flow into one another. Throughout the Creative Cog we will also be focusing on Co-ordination and different ball skills and Counter balancing with a partner.
In Year 2 the focus of whole class reading sessions will be to work on comprehension skills to deepen our understanding of a text. You can help your child with these skills when reading at home by asking questions about the books they are reading. These questions might include what surprised them about a story or answering any questions they have after finishing a text.
It would be great if you could also support our learning by practising the two, three, five and ten times table in any order counting forwards and backwards. Another very important area of maths in year 2 is to be able to independently read and 'deconstruct' a word problem to be able to know what a question is asking the children to do. Any practice of this at home would also be a great help.
We will also be continuing to develop the children’s creative writing using adjectives and adverbs to make their writing more interesting and trying to start sentences in different ways.
What an exciting half term we have!
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