Welcome to Year 2 Aquamarine!

Our class teacher is Mrs Hughes, and our teaching assistant is Mrs Nield.

During this half term our topic is ‘Going to Extremes – Meerkat Mayhem’.  We will be finding out about the continent of Africa and the Kalahari dessert.  Observing, describing parts of Africa in terms of weather, animals and landscape.

We will be continuing to improve our writing and reading skills.  We will be using contractions e.g. don’t, can’t and didn’t within our writing, using adjectives and conjunctions to join sentences. All children will be heard read at least twice a week to improve the fluency of reading, we also have ‘Reading Skills’ lessons where the children are taught to predict, sequence and answer comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding of what they have read.  You could help at home by listening to your child read as often as possible.  You could visit the library or read magazines about African animals.

In Maths we will be understanding vocabulary associated with fractions e.g. half, quarter, third.  We will be telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.  You can help at home by encouraging your child to look carefully at the hour and minute hand on the clock.

This is a very important part of the year for us as we will be completing the Key Stage One SAT’s tests. These will take place during May and will form part of the normal classroom routines.  For more information please speak to Mrs Hughes or Miss Ramsay.

Reading books are changed on Mondays and Thursdays.  Please ensure that your child’s reading diary is completed so that we are able to change books on a regular basis.

We will continue to have weekly spelling tests so please practise these each week when your child brings them home.

As the weather is now colder please ensure that your child has a warm coat in school so that they are still able to enjoy their time outside.