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         February 2018

Year 2 - Spring Term 2nd Half


Dear Parents,


Year 2’s topic this half term is called ‘The UK’ It is a mainly geography based topic but does have many links to other curriculum areas. The children will start by learning about the continents and oceans of the world and the countries in the United Kingdom, including their capital cities. We will be comparing Delph with a settlement in India and learning about the history of St. George’s day.


In English, the children will be continuing to read Roald Dahl and will be learning about some other UK authors and their books e.g. Mairi Hedderwick and Julia Donaldson. They will be writing character profiles and non-chronological reports. As part of their English work they will also be looking at poetry and taking part in Oldham’s Choral Speaking Competition. More information on this to follow! As always please continue to read with your child regularly, support with spelling practice and encourage your child to complete at least two pieces of Journal Work (purple book) each half term. The children do receive ladybird rewards for this!


In Maths, the children will continue to develop their understanding of the x and ÷ notation and will continue to learn their x tables. They will also continue to develop their problem solving skills linked to money and real life problems, including addition and subtraction. Please allow your child to pay with cash when you are shopping as this is a great way to practise such skills. The children will also be developing their time reading skills, so please also continue to ask your child to tell you the time at home (both analogue and digital), as most children need to continually practise this tricky concept!


Can we ask that you continue to work through the maths activities sent home at Christmas? This sort of learning is best revisited regularly! The children will also be learning about the fractions ½, ¼, ¾ and 1/3 and will be finding fractions of shapes, amounts and objects. A great way to consolidate this learning is to allow them to cut their food e.g. a slice of toast into the different amounts and compare the fractions.


Your child was sent home with the Year 2 Common Exception words to learn. They will be assessed on these this week. Please also continue to revisit as they need to be spelling these words correctly in their own writing. Please encourage joined handwriting at all times!


The children worked very hard last half term and we are sure that they will continue to do so again this half term. Many thanks for your continuing support with their learning. You can check the class BLOG to see what they’ve been up to. You can find it by visiting school’s website and clicking on the Year 2 page. It is on a tab at the top.


Yours sincerely,




Mrs K. Mair & Mrs A. Turner                                    

Year 2 Class Teachers                                           


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