Christ Church C of E Primary School

Christ Church C of E Primary



Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter- Spring Term.

Happy New Year to you! We have a busy and exciting term ahead for the children.

Our Science topic this half term is called MasterChef, we will be investigating diffeernt types of food that helps to keep us healthy, a balanced diet and making and designing different foods.

We will be visiting The Horniman museum on Monday 29th January to attend a Chinese New Year workshop that supports our topic on China. The Topic will cover the creative curriculum including Art, DT, Geography, History and Computing

Our focus for Literacy this term will be Traction Man, leading to creating and publishing Graphic Novels. Then we will also be looking at and writing non-fiction texts. Our Non – Fiction focus will be on information writing, explanation texts, glossaries and instructions. We will continue to work on long vowel sounds, spelling patterns and high frequency words. There will be an emphasis on spelling and handwriting. Please continue to read on a daily basis and write a comment in the Reading Record

In Maths, we ask you to encourage your child to support the work in class by working with children to learn and memorise their number bonds to 10 and 20 and their 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. Keep practicing counting on and back in 10s from any given number, additionally, it would be useful if you could help your child to read the time on an analogue clock – o’clock, half past, quarter past, quarter past and quarter to, emphasising that the hour hand sits between the numbers when not on the hour. We will also be working in class on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with numbers up to 100, 2D and 3D shape and symmetry and measuring using different units of measurements. Finally we will working on simple fractions.   

During this half of the term in RE we will be learning about ‘What it means to be Jewish’, we will find out about Shabbat, and about the Torah (the Jewish Holy book).

Mrs Bray will be in on Friday afternoon to teach the children to play the recorder for Music this half term Children will be provided with a recorder and a recorder book which must be returned at the end of the academic year. Children will need their book and recorder every week.

In French we will be revising counting to 80, using songs, rhymes and games. We will also learn the names of objects in and around our classroom. We will be using the French programme Rigolo.

Our PE days will continue to be Tuesday and Thursday and we will be working on Gymnastics and Dance and learning to perform a dragon dance. For this half term the children will require t-shirts, shorts and outdoor P.E kit and plimsolls.

Homework is given on a two weekly cycle on Fridays and must be handed in by the date given, which can be found on the web site or in the children’s homework books. Homework will consist of an activity linked to the half terms work. It is expected that homework will be neatly presented and that any writing should be done in pencil.

Thank you as always for your continued support.

Mrs Adkinson and Mrs Favell