Teacher: Mrs Bryant
Our power of reading text this term will be ‘Lila and the Secret of the Rain’. This is a short picture book based in Kenya. The children will explore the character in detail, following her journey, events and feelings throughout the text. The story will also be used as a stimulus for some fantastic poetry. Within the term the children will produce a non-chronological report based on the country of Kenya.
We will continue to build upon our number skills this term by exploring fractions. We will be finding fractions of a shape and number. We will also begin to spot patterns and find out which fractions are equivalent to one half. Later on in the term we will look at measures, this will include length, capacity temperature and weight.
Please continue to explore your fluency skills of numbers bonds, doubles, halves and times table. Remember you can use hit the button or times-table rockstars for this
Learning Journey (cross curricular subjects)
Our Learning Journey this term is ‘Kenya!’ We will be finding out all about this exciting place and compare it with the UK. We will also be using the atlases a lot to locate different countries and continents. We will be looking at how diverse the continent of Africa is and looking at some of the wonderful countries and cultures within it.
Within Art the children will look closely at a range of African artists. They will compare their work noticing similarities and differences between the styles. They will then use these examples to produce their own artwork.
Within Science our focus will be on Plants. The children will have the opportunity to observe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will be carrying out an investigation to find out how to keep a plant healthy. The children will also have an opportunity to look at and compare plants from Africa to the plants within the UK.
Please remember to hear your child read daily – it makes such a difference to your child’s reading.
A new homework sheet will be stuck into the children's homework books at the beginning of the term. Please ensure the books come into school each Monday. I love to see what the children are learning at home! Thank you to everyone who produced some fantastic and creative homework last term, the year 2 team were very impressed!
Class targets for this term
- ˜ To use a range of words to start our senstences. (Not just ‘I’ or ‘The’)
- ˜ To use a range of punctuation. (. , ‘ ? !)
- ˜ To recognise a use a range of fractions. (1/2 1/3 1/4 2/4 3/4 )
- ˜ To recall and use number facts.
Personal and Social
- ˜ To recognise things they are good at.
- ˜ Identify good things about others.
- Things to remember!
Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school.
Please can your child bring their reading book in daily, we love to hear them read too!