Hello and welcome to P2!
Teacher: Miss Wilkinson
Assistant: Mrs Rawlinson
This year our topics are:
- All About Me
- Polar Explorers
- Under the Sea
Please ensure your child has the following in school every day:
- a coat
- a healthy break time snack
- lunch box or dinner money (unless free school meals)
All homework for the week will be sent home on a Monday and be expected back in on a Thursday.
Monday to Thursday nights the children will have reading. It is important to hear this reading every night. Guided reading books will be read in school then sent home the following week for homework.
Every Monday the children will get new words in their Tricky Word books and words in their word box.
A literacy or phonics homework will be sent home once a week and a numeracy/maths homework once a week. These may be worksheet based or an online learning homework (seesaw). Occasionally your child might have a topic related homework.
Spellings; these will begin from November. Spellings will be written out Monday to Wednesday and revised on a Thursday for Friday test. Tricky words and number facts will also be done each week and tested on a Friday.
Theme – Long, long ago ……. Dinosaurs!
This term our new topic is “Dinosaurs”. We will be learning all of the dinosaurs names, what they look like, what they like to eat and all sorts of other interesting facts.
We are looking forward to being real-life archaeologists during Play Based Learning! We have a Dino Dig set up in our playroom for us to dig for fossils and dino bones! We are also making junk model dinosaurs and dinosaur skeletons.
Watch this space for photos of dinosaur activities!.
In Literacy this half term we are going to read a variety of fiction books and some non-fiction books related to our topic. We will be finding the title, blurb, spine, author and illustrator for each book. We will also be making our own dinosaur fact books. The children all love to hear a story – please encourage this at home as well as we want them all to have a real love for books.
We are really trying to reinforce good handwriting and correct letter formation - help your child practise their letters as much as possible, especially if they reverse any letters. We will also be looking at capital letters and practising them in our handwriting books.
Keep trying to encourage the children to write simple sentences themselves, using as many little 'common' words as possible. Help them to write out any words they know or can sound out e.g. the, up, see, good, look, on, off etc.
The children are revising their Jolly Phonics sounds from last year. We are also looking at the name of these letters in the alphabet (grapheme). We also have some tricky words that we need to learn each week.
Keep up the good work with the reading books and Jolly Phonics sounds – it all makes a difference!
In number work we will be learning how to take away. We have been practising how to count backwards to prepare for this. We will also be learning more about money – how to count out the correct amount of coins at the shop. Why not help out at home by playing shop with some real money and items to ‘buy’?
We will also be telling the time – revising o’clock and starting to learn about half past.