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Welcome to 2KS

Autumn 1

Welcome to the new school year!  We hope that you all had a great holiday and are refreshed and ready for the challenges of Year 2. 


In our topic this half term, we will be going back in time to the end of the First World War and investigating what life was like for the people, who lived in Droylsden, 100 years ago. We will be exploring the local area to look for clues; visiting Portland Basin Museum; and having our very own 'Edwardian Day' in school. Do you know of anything from your own family history at this time to help bring our topic to life?

In English we will be identifying the features of recounts and writing our own recounts based on our activities this half term. We will be learning about present and past tense verbs and time adverbials. Later in the half term, we will be developing our narrative writing skills through the story of Peter Rabbit.


In Maths we will be reading and writing numbers up to 100; comparing and ordering numbers; partitioning numbers into tens and ones; and using place value and number facts to solve problems. We will be solving addition and subtraction problems  and increasing our knowledge of mental and written methods.


In Science we will be learning about a variety of materials and investigating how suitable they are for various tasks.


Important information

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. 


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 Monday. This half term Manchester United will also be working with Year 2 on a Thursday afternoon. 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.