Welcome to 2KS
Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a great holiday and are refreshed and looking forward to another very busy half term of learning and fun filled activities.
Our topic this half term is 'Where in the world is Africa?'and we will be learning about life on a different continent, including climate, population and environmental issues.
In English we will be identifying the features of non-chronological reports and building up our bank of sentence structures. We will be writing reports on African animals and even creating our own African hybrid animals and writing reports identifying their features and individual characteristics. Later in the half term, we will be developing our narrative writing through the story of Handa's Surprise.
In Maths we will be working on multiplication and division - learning facts for the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables; adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers; telling the time; and developing our understanding of 3D shapes.
In Science we will be continuing to work on animals and their habitats, including adaptation of animals and food chains, particularly on the African continent.
Homework will be given each Friday and will almost always consist of a Maths or Literacy activity to be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday; and spellings to be practised throughout the week for a test each Thursday. In addition all the children have their own ongoing targets to practise.
Reading books should be in school every day and the children do need to be reading at home for at least ten minutes every day at this stage to develop their confidence and fluency. Please sign your child’s reading record when they have read so that books can be changed regularly. As part of their homework, children's reading records are expected to be signed three times every week. The children also have access to other books on their band on Bug Club!
Our PE day with Mr Ellis this year is Friday. Please ensure that your child’s PE kit, consisting of a white tee shirt, navy shorts and pumps, is in school. We will send PE kits home at the end of each half term so that they can be washed and returned to school after the holidays.
Highlights of the Autumn term