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Year 2 (2LM & 2LB)

Welcome back!

We hope you have all enjoyed your half term holiday. The children have made a super start to one of our busiest terms of the year. Our book of the term is Lost in the Toy Museum by David Lucas.

Autumn challenge

Be a History detective - Do some family research.

Ask questions about family members who were in the First or Second World Wars or any other war.

OR

Find out what toys your grown ups played with when they were young. Draw and write about what you know. Maybe you have some old photographs to share.

P.E.

Our P.E. sessions are on Tuesdays this half term. Please make sure your child has a kit in school which is labelled. Children must remove ear-rings for safety. Leaving them at home on PE day would prevent any from accidentally getting lost.

Spellings

We need everybody to be working as hard as they can to learn their spellings. It will make a real difference to their writing.

Back in time!

Our history topic theme this half term is based on significant events beyond living memory. The children will learn why people wear poppies and find out about some of our relatives that fought in the First World War. They will also learn about more recent history and look at the changes in the toys we play with now compared to older members of our families. This work will end with a day out at the Museum of Childhood to see how children spent their time before technology took over!

In Science we will be investigating different materials and their properties. The children will have lots of opportunities to work practically in groups to explore and experiment with theses materials. They will be expected to record their findings and talk about what they have discovered.

Maths

We will be reinforcing addition and subtraction strategies, moving towards drawing jottings to help calculate. One of our measures topics is learning to tell the time to quarter past and quarter to and to begin to look at minutes past the hour. Practising reading times on the clock at home will reinforce the work we’re doing in school.

Date for your diary

Year 2 trip to Sudbury Museum of Childhood

Details coming soon...

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