Year 2 - Amethyst
Term information for Amethyst class
Super Starter – Important message from a special visitor
Fabulous Finish – Making space rockets
Welcome back and happy New Year! Thank you once again to those of you who were so kind in giving members of staff a gift for Christmas. We also hope that you enjoyed the Nativity that the children worked so hard to make perfect. I hope you all had a good rest and are ready for another term ahead.
This term our topic is called ‘Great Explorers...’ Our topic will be based on the history of some well-known explorers such as Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong, Amelia Earhart and Tim Peake. We will also be making links with other subjects. Please see the topic web for more information.
On 2nd February there will be a KS1 SATs talk after school at 5pm. This will inform you of what to expect in terms of end of key stage assessments this year including any changes. Please look out for parent mail with details soon.
We will be collecting junk modelling for our space rockets during the first 2 weeks of term! We ask that you please donate junk such as large plastic bottles, yogurt pots and small cardboard boxes as we have found these work well for space rockets. Please send your child’s materials in by the 9th January. Thank you for your support.
Reading at home
Please read daily with/to your child. Your child is halfway through Key Stage One now and it is crucial that you support your child now more than ever to feel confident in decoding and discussing what they have read before they enter KS2. Please see the KS1 Reading Vipers document in useful information. No matter how fluent your child is at reading, understanding what they have read is hugely important. This document lists question stems to refer to when reading with your child. It is vital that your child doesn’t simply decode the words in their book but are being challenged to explain their understanding of what they have read or have listened to.
It is very important that your child completes their home learning. If they are unable to do so, please pop in and speak to one of the adults in the class or jot a note in your child’s contact book. Please remind your child to hand in their books when home learning is completed 😊 the children will be learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables this term. Please find additional resources to support them on the class page.