Welcome to Nichols Class – Year 2
Class Teacher: Mrs Smith and Mrs Summers
TAs: Mrs Moore & Ms Snowden
Our topic this term is…
How have Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela helped to make the world a better place?
Our next topic is about Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. We will spend a lot of time looking at how society has changed over time. We hope to draw on the experiences and memories of older family members to help with this.
In English we will be studying a book by Ellen Levine called, ‘Henry’s Freedom Box’. This book is based on the real life story of Henry Brown, a man who escaped slavery by posting himself to Philadelphia, where slavery had been abolished . We will write letters in role. In addition to this, we will also write some poetry.
Our reading focus book for this term will be Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown.
In Maths we will be continuing to learn about division and we will then move on to fractions.
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.
We will continue to work on a range of spelling patterns. One of the main patterns for this term will be suffixes, such as words ending in -ed, -ing, est.
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 four, 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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