Welcome to Nichols Class – Year 2
Class Teacher: Mrs Smith and Mrs Summers
TAs: Ms Geraghty & Miss Archer
Our topic this term is…
Would you rather be a frog or a leopard in Kenya?
This term we will be studying the science topic of habitats and carrying out a geographical study of Kenya and our local area, in order to answer our big question.
We will learn about Kenyan art, listen to some traditional Kenyan music and try to understand how geographical locality has an impact upon our cultures and traditions.
In English we will be looking at some traditional East African tales, including The Leopard’s drum and Lila and the secret of the rain and we will be writing our own stories in a similar style.
In Maths we will be learning about additon, subtraction and shape.
Please find below an overview of our curriculum for this term.
In maths we will continue to practise our Learn Its. These sheets are photocopied and will be sent home so that you can work on them with your child. In addition to this, the children will be set Maths Family Toolkit homework. This will be set every two weeks on a Wednesday and it will be due in two weeks later to allow children time to complete it.
Every week we send home five personalised spellings for your child to learn, please spend time helping your child to learn these – the car can be a great place to do this!
The most important thing you can do at home with your child is to share books together. Please hear your child read at least five times each week and continue to read more challenging stories to your children. Reading at home doesn’t just have to be reading from the coloured banded books, it could be anything appropriate that your child is interested in. Developing a love of reading is key.
Please remember that every child needs to bring a filled water bottle to school each day. As the weather gets cooler and wetter, please ensure that your child has a coat in school.
Wellies and PE kits should be in school every day, however for term two, PE lessons will be on Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that all items of property that come to school are clearly labelled with your child’s name as we already have a large amount of unnamed school jumpers.
Please do let us know if you have any questions at all. After school is always better than the morning for a chat, as the mornings are very busy.
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