Welcome to Honiley, our Year 2 Class. We are taught by Miss Grubb.
Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday.
In Honiley Class we enjoy learning in a variety of ways.
The first half of the term we will be focusing on poetry and instruction writing to link with our DT topic of puppets. We will then be looking at texts linked to plants such as The Tin Forest and texts about other countries.
Reading should be seen as an enjoyable activity that can start questioning and discussion based on a text. In school, we will read with child daily and encourage a passion for reading. They will also attend daily Read, Write, Inc. sessions that develop the children's knowledge of sounds, high frequency words and spelling patterns. In addition, children should read regularly at home choosing from a wide range of texts, both factual and fictional, including magazines and newspapers.
Addition and subtraction
The class will be looking at how to solve problems using objects, images and mental methods. We will focus on addition and subtraction facts to 20 and use related facts up to 100. The inverse relationship between addition and subtraction will also be investigated.
Multiplication and division
We will focus on division and the multiplication facts for the 2, 3, 5 and 10 multiplication tables. Problem solving will also be a focus and ways to represent an answer such as materials, arrays, repeated addition, bar modelling, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts will be looked at in class.
We will recap to recognizing, finding and writing fractions of a length, shape, set of
objects or quantity. We will also learn to recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and ½
Pupils will be taught to choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using scales, thermometers and measuring vessels. We will also compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =.
Honiley class will be learning about plants this term. We will be observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will also find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
Our topic for this term is ‘Trading places’. During topic this term we will be comparing the United Kingdom to Sierra Leone. We will be locating other hot and cold countries and key features of these countries.
We will be linking this to our previous topic and will research, design, make and evaluate our own puppets. Our main DT project will be linked to vehicles so we will design, make and evaluate our own vehicles. We will also be learning about plants in science so will link to art to create a clay flower.
Please can all children have a named, old t-shirt/apron kept in school for them to use during art activities.
This term the children will be learning about common uses of information technology beyond school. We will also be looking how we use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
As a School, we will be visiting Coventry Cathedral and completing an art focus week. We will also be answering the question ‘Who made the World?’ Children will be able to retell the story of creation from Genesis 1:1–2.3, recognise that ‘Creation’ is the beginning of the ‘big story’ of the Bible and explain what the story tells Christians about God, Creation and the world.
The children will take part in weekly violin sessions.
Year 2 will be doing PE lessons on a Monday and Tuesday.
Children should make sure they have the correct, named PE kit in school all week.
Year 2 children will continue to math homework set weekly along with a piece of literacy or topic related homework.
Please keep a regular check of your child’s journal. Homework should be completed to the same high standards that we expect of work done during school time and it should be handed in on time. Your child should be spending about 20-30 minutes on each piece of work. We hope that children may feel motivated to spend a little longer when the task engages them!
Homework in Lower School will be set on a Wednesday, to be handed in the following Monday. This will allow time for it to be marked and returned. Individual children may occasionally have additional homework. This might be to complete unfinished class work or tasks to help them make accelerated progress if required.
If you would like to get more involved, to offer your expertise, skills or time in any way, we would be delighted to hear from you. In addition, if you would like to discuss anything further please feel free to come into school to see us.
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Recommended reading list
It’s important for children to read as much as possible; to enjoy reading; to want to share what they have read with someone else and to challenge themselves to read different authors from different periods of time. In this way the children will build a rich vocabulary and greater understanding of the techniques authors use in their work to be able to apply this in their own writing. Have a look at the document linked below for a list of recommended books for your child’s age group!