Year 2 Term 1 2015/16 Welcome to Year 2. We are really looking forward to this first term, getting to know all the new Year 2s and finding out their interests so we can plan some really fun and challenging learning throughout the year. Below we have detailed what we will be covering in this first term up to the October half term holiday. If you have any questions please see your child’s teacher between 8:50 and 9:00am or at the end of the school day. English Maths In English this term we will be reading the In maths this term we will be focussing on place value. We will work story ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia with numbers up to 100. We will ensure the children all have a deep Donaldson and then using this to help us write understanding of what each digit represents and we will be able to use our own castle themed adventure story. We this knowledge to help with addition, subtraction, multiplication and will also be learning how to write a set of division later on in the year. instructions for how to look after a pet dragon! During the term we will We are practising counting in concentrate on securing basic letter formation and punctuation and start to steps of 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s this focus on the use of more adventurous word choices within our writing. term and will be using our knowledge of counting to complete sequences. Science This term we will be learning about materials. We will be using the scientific vocabulary: wood, metal, plastic, glass, rock, squashing, bending, twisting and stretching in our learning. Topic Our Topic this term is ‘What makes a good castle?’ We will be using and developing our Design and Technology skills as we learn about how different parts of castles were designed and built. We are working towards hosting a gallery of the fabulous castles that we will build. We hope you will come in to school on Tuesday 20th October at 3:10 to share in our learning. We are also planning on visiting a castle towards the end of this term. We will let you know the dates and costs as soon as possible! Your child will need their PE kit on a Monday and Wednesday. Your child will be tested on their spellings on a Friday. Homework is handed in on a Friday.