People Who Help Us
Autumn Term – 1st Half
This half term our focus will be on the people who help us. Below is a brief account of what we shall be covering and some important information for the rest of the term.
We will begin by creating our own versions of the ‘The Tunnel’ story and changing the characters and the setting. We will then finish the half term with some poetry.
We will begin the half term by focusing on Place Value. We will look at how many tens and ones make up a number and compare them using the more than/less than and equal to signs.
We will then move onto addition and subtraction and continue counting in steps of two, five and ten.
Every Friday the children will have a ’99 Club’ session as part of their maths lesson. The children have ten minutes to work their way through a variety of number sentences. Every child begins on ’11 Club’ and then makes their way up through the levels as and when they complete the club. Please Google ’99 Club’ as there are some resources online where you can practise at home with your child. The clubs are as followed:
11 Club - 11 questions involving addition within 10 and doubling numbers from one to ten
22 Club - 22 questions involving repeated addition of numbers from one to ten
33 Club - 33 questions introducing the 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables
44 Club - 44 questions adding the 1x, 4x and 6x tables
55 Club - 55 questions adding the 7x and 8x tables
66 Club - 66 questions adding the 9x, 11x and 12x tables
77 Club - 77 questions consisting of inverse division facts
88 Club - 88 questions of mixed multiplication and division facts
99 Club - 99 questions of mixed multiplication and division facts
The children will receive a certificate when they have competed a club so that you are aware of which club they are working in. Please remind the children that they are only in competition with themselves and not anyone else. Please keep up the practice at home as being able to compete mental calculations quickly can really help children with many aspects of their math’s work. Any questions please ask.
This half term we will be looking at living things, including humans. We will learn how humans grow and develop and what we need to do to stay healthy. If any of you work within the medical profession we would love to book in a Google Chat with you so that we can interview you and find out more about your job. Please send me a Class Dojo message or give me a ring at the school to arrange.
We will look at the significant lives of Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell. We will learn how they influenced nursing and how they cared for soldiers during certain wars.
We will look at different patterns in our environments and create our own graffiti based upon ‘The Tunnel’ book.
PE will be on Monday’s and Fridays. The children do not need to wear their school uniform on these days and can come into school already dressed in their PE kits.
This half term we will begin to look at Muslim’s and how they worship Allah.
Miss Kate Leah
We love reading at Lanner! Reading to, and with, your child is one of the greatest gifts you can give as this early acquisition of a love for reading will ensure your children becomes a reader for life. Research shows that reading and talking to your child about stories, information books and poems from an early age benefits them for life.
Sometimes, knowing which book to choose can be a little confusing with such a wide range available, so why not have a look at the recommended reads below for Year 2 children. Many of these books are also available at the local library so, if you're not already a member, why not take a look at the link below to join up?