Welcome to 2 Mars!
Autumn Term 2019
We do hope you have all had a fantastic summer holiday and are ready for the term ahead!
Our topic this term is 'Toys'. This provides an excellent opportunity to delve into history and look at how things change over time. The children will be learning how to use a range of different sources to find out information and will begin to make comparisons between modern items and historical artefacts.
In English, we are going to be starting the term by writing all about our summer holidays. Then, we’ll spend a few weeks enjoying stories set in familiar places, then planning and writing our own stories. To celebrate our visit from author Michael Rosen, we will spend some time exploring poems; writing some fun poems of our own. Later in the term, we will link our work in English with our 'Toys' topic by writing non-fiction pieces around the book 'Traction Man'. Of course, this term also includes Christmas so we will be reading and enjoying lots of festive stories.
In maths, we will start the term re-capping numbers to twenty, then will quickly progress to numbers up to 100. A lot of our early learning will focus on Place Value and number sense. Once the children are ready, we will progress by using our knowledge and understanding of number to add and subtract. Please encourage your children to practise their times tables, using Times Table Rock Stars, little and often; this makes a huge difference to their learning.
In science, the children will start the year by learning about animals including humans. They children will learn why it is important to eat a balanced diet, why we should keep ourselves clean and how we grow. Later in the term, we will explore the life-cycles of a variety of living things. We are also hoping to have time in the garden!
Please look out for communication later this half term about our autumn term school trips. We’re sure this term will be exciting and challenging for the children and we look forward to all of the wonderful learning they will be doing.
If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to catch the teaching team briefly before or after school, or make an appointment via the office.
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The Year 2 Teaching Team