Southborough C of E Primary School

Year 2
What have Year 2 been doing?

Traction Man is here!

Please note reading books will be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned on a Wednesday.
This term we will be delving into the world of Traction Man! This is an engaging book which we will use to write character fact files/Top
Trumps, play scripts and adventure stories. We will also be developing their skills in story telling using a wide range of vocabulary. As we
lead up to Christmas the children will be learning how to write diary entries, explanations and how to use language to write a persuasive
letter. Throughout all of their writing experiences this term we will be focusing on their use of a wider range of adjectives, verbs, adverbs,
punctuation and conjunctions to create interest for the reader.

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MATHS & Times tables

This term we have begun by looking at the place value of 2 digit numbers and addition of 2 digit numbers. We will begin to explore and
learn more about subtraction as we move on through the term. After subtraction we will be jumping in to the world of multiplication of
the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and the matching division facts. It is vital that your child practises these regularly at home so that they can
recall them in any order and at great speed as this will support their learning in school.

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humanities

This term children in Year 2 will using aerial pictures/photographs and plans to navigate their way around our school and our local area
whilst keeping an eye out for Traction Man. Thankfully the children have already begun to use their map reading skills this week and
rescued Traction Man who was hanging precariously from a tree in the school grounds!

After the October break we will be looking at our local area and how it has changed over time. This will include a trip to Leeds Castle on
Monday 6th November.

science

In science our main focus is ‘Everyday Materials’. Developing your child’s understanding of how materials are different and how they can
change and their uses.

computing

Children will be using and designing algorithms to create their own moving sprites using the Scratch software. They will then use these
skills after the October break to create their very own computer game.

r.e

In R.E this term the focus is the Christian creation story, the children will be learning how this story tells Christians about God, Creation
and the world. As we lead up to Christmas they will be learning about why Christmas matters to Christians and what they do to celebrate.
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p.s.h.e

Children are discussing and creating class rules in P.S.H.E and will then move on to looking at ways in which we show respect for others
and ourselves. This term Cambridgeshire 2 will begin their Small Steps pedestrian training on a Tuesday afternoon.

p.e

Please ensure that a full PE kit is in school every day as our timetable for PE lessons can vary on a weekly basis. This term all Year 2
children will be having local P.E coaches on a Wednesday for dance with a dance specialist and another PE lesson during the afternoons
for multi-skills.

art and d.t

In art the children will be improving their observational sketching, developing their skills in how they create line and shape. Our DT topic
this term is very exciting as the children in Year 2 will be making and evaluating stable structures, followed by a challenge to use wheels
and axels to create a new mode of transport!

MUSIC

The children will have singing with Mrs Bateup every Monday morning and weekly music lessons on a Friday afternoon with our music
specialist Mrs Capewell.

HOME learning

Wednesday  - Please return your child’s green Home Learning book, school reading book and yellow reading record.

            - In class we will have a weekly spelling and times tables check.

                            - Buster Book Club bookmark sent home, please read and enjoy a book from home.

                 Thursday - Please sign and return your child’s Buster Book Club bookmark.

                            - Home Learning set and green book, reading book and yellow reading record sent home.

1. RWInc sounds/ words for children having Read Write Inc. lessons.

2. Daily Reading – Yellow Reading Record to be signed weekly by an adult.

3. Mathletics /Times tables & number bonds

4. 8 Spellings a week (5 statutory, 2 topic, 1 wizard word. Write definition of topic and wizard words. Additional challenge to write all spelling words correctly within a paragraph.)

5. From Term 3 - Fortnightly comprehension.

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