Welcome to 2C
Summer Term A
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This connector will focus on the lives of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. Children will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the past using a variety of sources. They will also meet an actress in the role of Florence Nightingale and will learn all about her life, why she went to the Crimea, how she made things better for the soldiers and what happened as a result of her work. They will have the opportunity to handle a selection of real and replica objects and try on replica uniforms for a Nightingale nurse and Crimean soldier.
In English we will be writing a diary with a historical setting and learning how to write a biography.We will be focusing on using the past and present tense correctly and consistently, using commas in a list and making simple additions, revisions and corrections to our writing.
In computing we will identify the benefits of using technology including finding information, creating and communicating and continue to learn how to be safe online.
In maths our focus will be on telling the time. This will include o'clock, hal past, quarter past, quarter to and 5 minute intervals. Please practise daily with your child. We will be looking at measurement, reading a variety of scales and using vocabulary to describe position, movement and direction.
Library books will be changed every Tuesday. We will change six children's reading books each day. Your child will be told which day they are changing their book. However, it is very important that your child brings their reading book to school every day. Should your child need to change their book again during the week, we will of course do so.
Please read with your child daily and ask them questions about what they have read. Starting this half term we will be sending home 60 second reads as part of the weekly homework. Please ensure that your child practises reading the text aloud. By the end of Year 2 children should be able to read 90 words per minute accurately and fluently. If you have any questions about reading or how you can support your child at home, please speak to me.
This half term PE will be on a Friday. Your child will need a full PE kit in school, so that they can participate. Homework will be handed out every Friday to be completed and returned no later than the following Wednesday. Please ensure your child completes their homework and hands it in on time. Your support is greatly appreciated.
If at anytime there is anything you wish to discuss, please do speak to me.