Summer 1 2024

It is important that the children learn to spell the Year 2 Common Exception words. A link has been attached to this newsletter with all Year 2 Common Exception Words. Please practise spellings at home.
It is important for the children to be fluent in the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We are working hard on this at school but the children will benefit from extra practice at home. Click on the links to learn them through song or test your fluency by completing MathsFrame Multiplication Check.
The children will become confident with finding a half, a quarter and a third of an amount and understand how this relates to multiplication and division.
The children will revisit telling the time to O'Clock and Half Past from Year 1 and move onto 1/4 past and 1/4 to the hour. They will also learn to tell the time in 5 minute intervals. Children do find telling the time on an analogue clock tricky so it would be really helpful to practise this at home too.
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PSHE - Jigsaw
Within this topic, the children will fit together the six pieces of learning about Relationships to create 'Our relationship Fiesta'. The children will identify different members of their family and understand their relationship with them. The lessons will focus on physical contact, conflict with friends, secrets and people who can help.
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Design and Technology: Textiles
The children will learn how to sew using a running stitch. The first few lessons will consist of them practising the stitch on bits of felt and cutting fabric using a template to support them.
Why was Charles sent to Prison?
In this enquiry, the children will be interpreting a range of historical evidence relating to life and times in Britain during the period of the First World War, both at home and overseas. The children will discover how people communicated using pigeons and describe how horses were used during the war.

Science - Plants

Through observations and investigations, the children will learn about the growth of plants and what plants need to stay healthy. They will record the growth of the plants that they grow over a period of time. This website will provide short videos to support your child's learning.

Ideas for home:
Gardens are so special and are an excellent place to visit together. Why not take close-up photographs of flowers and use a plant identification app or spotting guide to find the name of each plant? You could also buy some wild flower seeds and watch them grow. Alternatively, bake recipes containing fragrant herbs and spices! Cheese and chive scones, cinnamon biscuits and lavender cake are all delicious!

Key Vocabulary:

germination, roots, seed dispersal, shoot, nutrition

How does the geography of Kampong Ayer compare with the geography of where I live?
During this enquiry, the children will make comparisons between their lives and those of people in a small diverse community in the country of Brunei on the tropical island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. The focus will be on location, homes, weather and schools.
Amble Puffin Festival
The children will apply their painting skills of tints and shades to create a background scene. The children will draw and paint a puffin for the foreground.
Physical Education
Ball Skills: Hands
Within this unit, the children will be challenged to combine their developing dribbling, passing and receiving skills in order to keep possession and score a point. They will apply these skills in teams in various games and activities.
Swimming will continue to be weekly on a Tuesday.
Online Safety: 'Being Kind Online' - The children will be beginning to consider what 'Cyberbullying' is and how to deal with this if it happens to them. We will be focusing on identifying if someone is being purposefully unkind and sicuss where to go for help if necessary. This video explains more.
Making Music: We will be using computers to make music and explore how different music can make us think and feel. We will be using some of the Music and Sound tools in Purple Mash (through School360) to help us as well as exploring some online music making tools. We'll also explore Chrome MusicLab.
Religious Education:
Who is a Muslim and how do they live?
In this unit, the children will find out more about Islam, key beliefs and ways of living for Muslims. The children will learn about the five pillars of Islam and how these upon the lives of believers. They will learn about the importance of prayer and what it means for Muslims all over the world.