Welcome to our Year 2 class! This term we are learning all about growing. We will be planting lots of different types of seeds to see how they grow and what they grow into! This topic also gives us the opportunity to see what plants need to grow healthily; we will be learning about growing seeds hydroponically and investigating whether they can grow in the dark.
We will also be learning about how to grow plants in order to save our wildlife, such as bees and butterflies. Our nature garden is looking a bit unloved so we will write letters to local businesses, asking them for donations to plant seeds that will attract wildlife. In ICT we will design a new nature garden with bug hotels, bird baths and lots of flowers! Our maths will come in very handy for such a project as we will need to do lots of measuring to make sure everything fits in!
It’s very busy in Year 2 as we are also Superheroes in training, ready for our SATs (Superhero Assessment Tasks!). We will be busy learning all about fractions, time and shape in maths so that we are ready. A graduation party will be held after our SATs to celebrate!
Our PE lessons are on Monday and Tuesday. Children need to make sure they have a full PE kit in school every day, especially as the warmer weather is now here as we may decide to go out if it is a lovely afternoon! Please make sure your child has their name on all items of their kit. Jewellery, including earrings, must be removed and long hair should be tied back.
The All Saints reading challenge is an opportunity for children to earn certificates for reading in school and at home. The more the children read, the more certificates they can receive. It is really important to encourage reading to be done as often as possible at home. Although the children do not have to read to an adult, an adult will need to sign their records to say they have seen them reading. Children will need to ensure their reading records are in school every day. This half term, the class with the most reads on average each week will get a non-uniform day at the end of the term so get reading!
Spellings, along with other homework, will be sent home each Friday and a spelling test will take place the following Wednesday. Please ensure your child practices at home during the week to help them improve throughout each spelling test.