Monday, 6 May 2019

Year 2 Curriculum Letter

Dear Parents and Carers,
Year 2 - Curriculum Newsletter
Welcome back to the New Term! We hope you find this letter informative. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher if you have any questions relating to the curriculum.
Our expectation at Mead is that every child should do the following every night:
·         15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult and note in the reading record.
·         15 minutes practising spellings
·         15 minutes rehearsing counting/times tables facts (arithmetic-all four operations)
If children would like to attempt additional challenges, we have the Year 2 Bingo homework for children to attempt this Summer Term. All the activities are based around the topics, literacy or numeracy and experiences.  Children do not have to attempt every activity but instead select the activities that they are most interested in. We hope that children will take their time with the homework and be proud of the work they produce they should hand this in to their teacher at the end of the Half Term.

Spellings will continue to be given out on a Friday. The children should practice their words every evening. The test will take place on Thursdays.
Year 2 will visit the Tower of London on the 26th June 2019.
Curriculum Information
We have included a summary of the topics, which the children will be covering this term. If you would like to make any suggestions of what you or your child would like to learn in relation to the topics taught, please complete the form attached and return it to your child’s class teacher. We welcome any suggestions you may have.
Yours Sincerely,

Mrs Rolph
Miss Lomas          Miss Gibson      Miss Murray         

Year Group leader
Madagascar                    Egypt teacher            Kenya teacher   



1st Half Term
2nd Half Term
Year 2: Dungeons and Dragons
Year 2: Dungeons and Dragons -Battle of Hastings
Year 2
RWI/Literacy and Language
Reading and Writing

Year 2
RWI / Literacy and Language.
Reading and Writing
At home-Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read. It is so important for your child to read regularly to help their fluency, spelling and comprehension. Reading will impact on all their learning.
Your child will also bring a library book home to share.
For a good selection of children’s books visit your local library.
Useful web links-
Year 2
Position and direction
Year 2

At home-Please practice counting in 2s,3s,5s and 10s forward and backwards.
Useful websites:
Year 2
PowerPoint Presentations
Year 2
Coding  Log in UN-student12206    Password- mead60
Year 2
Mixtures and Potions-Properties of materials
Year 2
Mixture and Potions -Properties of materials
You could visit the Science Museum. Admission is free. Located at Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.
History/ Geography
Year 2
Castles-Attack and Defence

Year 2
Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror

You could visit local castles like Colchester Castle.

Year 2
PE with coaches
Year 2
PE with coaches-Athletics/Sports Day
Please ensure your child has their P.E kit for Tuesday.
Music lessons Monday afternoons with a music teacher.
Music lessons Monday afternoons with a music teacher.
Art/ Design and Technology
Year 2
Art- Textiles
Year 2
DT-Sewing a Puppet
Year 2
Going for Goals
Year 2
Moving on

If you have any suggestions you would like to make in relation to the topics we are covering please fill in the box below.


Child’s name: ___________________________              Date:________________________