Montgomerie Primary School

Every Second Counts

Welcome to Year 2 Autumn term

How lovely it is to welcome everyone back to school! We are all looking forward to the term ahead, getting to know everyone and learning about new things. We know it's been and continues to be a strange situation but we can assure you we have lots of things that are in place to keep you safe in class and around school.

 

Curriculum 

At the beginning of this term, we will have a strong focus on well-being and settling everyone back into routines and learning expectations. Then we will move into our first theme which is 'Inspirational People' where we will be learning about some of our school ambassadors. We will be focusing on Marie Curie, Emmeline Pankhurst, The Royals and Martin Luther King. We will find out who they are and what they did in their lifetime, exploring their history and where they came from. We will write fact files and instructions and continue to learn different aspects of grammar, punctuation and spelling. We will also look at the artist Vincent Van Gogh and study some of his work, as well as create our own artwork, including self portraits. We'll also explore the technique of weaving. In Science, we will learn about animals including humans and living things and their habitats.  In Maths, we will practise our arithmetic skills and learn about place value, addition and subtraction, money and multiplication and division.

Phonics is also a big focus this term so we will have daily phonic sessions and practise sounds and words to support our reading.

 

Homework 

Reading and recording in planners - You need to read at least 5 times a week to become a star reader. As well as books from school, you can also access online books at the websites below:

oxfordowl.co.uk                 freechildrenstories.com

magicblox.com                  storylineonline.net

booktrust.org.uk               stories.audible.com

Lucky Listeners - This will be set weekly on Google Classroom.

Phonic practise - Children are encouraged to practise sounds on sound mats and phonic activities that will be set weekly on Google Classroom.

Spellings - This will be set weekly in the children's spelling journal. Children are encouraged to learn spelling patterns and common exception words to support their writing.

Maths/Times Table Rockstars - Children are encouraged to log on twice a week and practise their mental maths skills.

Reminders 

  • Please ensure that ALL items of uniform including coats, shoes, water boxes and lunch boxes are clearly named.
  • Children must come into school wearing their P.E. kit on P.E. days. Year 2 P.E. days will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Remember children need to remove earrings and have suitable clothing for colder days as we will be going outside in all weathers. Long hair also needs to be tied back.
  • If you need to speak a teacher, please book a suitable time with the office or email curie@montgomerieprimary.essex.sch.uk  

I look forward to a great year with you!

Miss Moss