Spring 1- What a Snowy Day it is!
This term we will be exploring the topic of the Arctic Circle.
Within Literacy, the children will be learning about stories from other cultures, such as The Polar Bear Son and The Polar Bear and the Snow Cloud. All of these stories have been carefully chosen to allow children to learn about the characteristics and difference in lifestyle of living in the harsh Arctic Circle. The children will be creating their own adaptation of one of the stories and beginning to research and gather information and facts about the Arctic Circle and the animals that live there, such as the polar bear. Within the last two weeks, the children will focus on writing their own poetry based on the story, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
In maths, the children will be learning to estimate, count and compare different quantities, and looking closely at the place value of numbers within the range of Thousands, Hundreds, Tens and Units. There will also be time spent on consolidating the children’s understanding and knowledge of multiplication, particularly on the different strategies needed to solve multiplication problems using bar modelling. A focus this term in maths is for the children to learn about the importance of money. We will be using our number facts to add up money and to then be able to give change and work with it efficiently within simple problems.
Scratch is the Computing Software that we will be using this half term.
Our homework is set weekly on Friday and is to be returned to school on Monday mornings. You can expect to receive 3 pieces of homework weekly, Literacy, Maths and Spellings. Ms Rickards runs a homework club on a Thursday, for children who have not completed their homework, or those who need a little help.
Our reading books should be read as often as possible and brought into school every morning. As little as 5 minutes a night can help your child so much!
PE this term is on Wednesday and Thursday. Please remember, your PE kit should be in school all week.
AMBASSADOR OF THE WEEK!
Important Dates this Half Term:
Dates for you diary:
7th February- Year 2 assembly
Times Table Rock Star!
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Have a look at the website Oxford Owl at home with your child. If you sign up for free, there are hundreds of free ebooks for your child to read which are directly from our school reading scheme.