GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Kahlo Class (Year 2)

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Class teacher: Mr Hartwell

Learning Assistants: Mrs Smith and Mrs Robbins

Spring 2 Curriculum Newsletter

Kahlo Class

Welcome!

Welcome to term 4 in Year 2! We are all looking forward to another wonderful term partnering with you and your child in their learning and development. As ever this term is a busy one, packed full of exciting learning. Within this curriculum newsletter there is some key information to help you support your child’s learning.

PE:

Our PE days for this term continue to be Wednesday and Friday of each week. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day in case these days change.

Homework:

STEAM Project Homework Menus

 Children will have a termly topic menu with additional homework options based on our STEAM curriculum. We would love if all children could bring in at least one piece of homework that is based on our STEAM topic each term. This can be completed in their purple homework books if needed.

Reading

All children have a reading diary, which they should bring to school in their book bag every day. Please record your child’s reading (as well as any additional comments) in the reading diary including the date and, where appropriate, page numbers. Halfway through the diary is a guide to help adults to support children’s reading as well phonics/spelling guides for children as they progress through the school. We will check the reading record is completed regularly.

Times Table Rockstars

Children will all have a login for Times Table Rockstars, and we are asking for the children to practice for at least 5 minutes, 4 times a week, or the equivalent of 20 minutes a week. This will greatly help with their mathematical fluency and recall. If you need help with their login, please contact myself via ClassDojo.

 

Curriculum

STEAM

This term our STEAM focus is on art. We will be focusing on the question ‘Can I create a piece of art based upon a period of history’. We will be exploring the life of a significant individual – the Queen! We will look the history of her life and that of the monarchy. Using this, we will create a piece of art in the style of Pop-Art. We will look at famous artists such as Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein and use this for inspiration in our final art piece. 

Maths

Our maths topics this term will allow us to explore division. We will look at sharing quantities into equal groups, and look at the relationship between division and multiplication. We will learn to use visual representations as well as skip counting to solve division problems, and look at division problems in the context of real life situations.

Writing

This term our writing will be focused on character description and letter writing. We are going to create a character description for our own character, and use literary devices such as adjectives and adverbs to effectively describe their appearance. We will also look at how to write a letter accurately.

Music

Our music this term will see us continue to learn to play the ukulele, including playing chords accurately.

Computing

Computing this term will look at data analysis and input. We will look at how data can be manipulated and also how we can answer questions regarding data.

HRE

In HRE we will continue learning about relationships. We will think about what a safe relationship is – both in real life and online. We will also think about the ways we can respect ourselves and others. 

PE

This term’s PE will be focused on gymnastics during our indoor sessions, and using a racket or bat to control a ball in our outdoor sessions. We will practice our tennis and cricket skills and look at balancing and striking balls, while also using rolls and jumps in a gymnastic sequence.

RE

For RE our big question is ‘is it always wrong to lie?’. We will explore pilgrimages and rituals in Islam, Hinduism and Christianity, including the importance of bathing in the Ganges, the pilgrimage to Mecca and also Holy Communion in Catholicism.

 

Thank you for your continued support – we are looking forward to an exciting rest of the year and partnering you in your child’s development.

Mr Hartwell and the Year 2 team.

Useful links: 

Times Table Rockstars

Numbots

Ruthmiskin