Welcome to Year 2 Ivy Class
Arrivals and Departures
Yes, it is sad that that this term will be our last at Laughton site, but it is also very exciting because we are moving on to Blyton. Arrivals and Departures will give us much to think about this term as we remember all the happy times we have shared at Laughton and get ready for exciting times ahead.
Our story this term is Meerkat Mail. We will follow Sunny on a journey across Southern Africa and compare it to the place where we live. We will write post cards describing some of the places Sunny visits. We will write a diary for Sunny describing his adventures and his feeling as he tries to find a new home. This story will remind us of how special our family, friends and homes are…
Remember! A meerkat alone is on its own. Stay safe, stay together!
We will learn about meerkats, jackals and their habitats and how they compare to animals and their habitats in the place where we live. We will use nature as a subject for observational drawings and paintings. We will try to paint landscapes using the work of famous artists to inspire us.
We will continue our Easter celebrations ending with the story of Ascension and Pentecost. We will listen to and retell these stories as we think carefully about our Christian value PEACE. We will be asking some very big questions in our RE lessons… IF you could, what would you ask God?
To help your child’s learning please try to listen to them read every day. Your child can bring home a book from the class library every week to read at home. Help your child to learn by heart the 2, 3, 5 and 10 timetables. Measuring is a very important skill. Try to help your child by practising measuring in metres and centimetres at home with rulers and tape measures. You could try baking and learn to accurately weigh out ingredients in kilograms and grams. Continue to practise telling the time. What is a minute? How many hops or jumps or spellings can you do in one minute?
Homework is sent out every Friday. Please try to do the homework. It will support your child by reinforcing what we have been learning in class.
www.topmarks.co.uk is a useful website to practise your skills in English and Maths.
www.ictgames.com is a great website to use to practise all the skills we are learning in Maths.
www.schoolreadinglist.co.uk - recommended children’s books for all age groups
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites.