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Dear Parent/Carer,

Please find below details of the work that your child’s class will be doing during this term. I have also suggested ways in which you can help your child at home.

Thank you for your support,

Miss S Davies

Summer Term 2017

 Theme - Explorers

Main Areas of Study

Mathematical Development

  • Using the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (Y2) to solve mathematical problems.

    Reading scales and using negative numbers(Y2) when reading temperatures.

    Using money to pay for items up to £1 and finding change from values up to £1.

    Telling the time to the nearest quarter hour on digital and analogue clocks.

Literacy, Language and Communication

  • Explanation writing– read and write simple explanation texts.

    Information writing – write information texts about different countries.

    Narrative – looking at settings, characters and plots within stories and writing their own stories.

    Handwriting Nelson scheme of work used. 4 basic joins taught and use of pens introduced.

    Spelling- Children sent spelling words home (high frequency) weekly spelling tests carried out in school, and being able to use these words in context.

    Reading – daily reading and comprehension work from fiction and non-fiction texts.

Knowledge and Understanding

  • People and place – identify similarities and differences between different countries and the locality. Identify natural features on a map.

    People and time – identify how transport has changed over time. Identify how places have changed over time. Study an explorer from history.

    People and non-living things – explore how sound is made and travels.

Ways Which You Can Help At Home

  • Please send any interesting objects/ photographs to school (not valuable items, please)
  • Please hear your child reading at home every night (a Reading Diary is provided for you to make comments)
  • Homework will be sent home every Friday, to be in by the following Tuesday.
  • Spelling words will be sent home every Monday ready for testing Friday.
  • P.E. kit will be needed at the start of term. Please provide your child with shorts, t-shirt and gym shoes in a bag with their name clearly marked. Kits will be sent home half termly for washing.
  • We offer the children with a variety of fruit and healthy snacks. If you wish for your child to be provided with a daily snack please send in £1 every Monday.