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LORDSHIP LANE PRIMARY SCHOOL

A Love of Learning and the Perseverance to Succeed (LLPS)

Summer

Catastrophe

Welcome to 2P!

This term our topic is
'Catastrophe' 

This half term we have been looking at natural disasters with a special focus on volcanoes.  We are investigating what makes a volcano erupt and will be making our own volcanic eruptions.  We will also be learning about what causes different catastrophes such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes.

 

We will be looking at a range of nonfiction and fiction books relating to our subject.


Children in Year 2 must read for at least 15 minutes each evening. Your child's reading will really improve if they practise every day. Show an interest in your child's reading homework. Ask your child questions about the book that they are reading. For example, where is the story set? eg, in a house, castle, beach, farm, funfair, park, playground, forest. How many characters are in the story? Tell me something about the main character.

Whilst children learn about numbers and maths at school, there are also lots of ways
that you can support your child at home. here are a few ideas to help you.........

Children can count anything - sweets, cars, trees, pennies, buttons, pasta, building bricks. Encourage them to count things wherever they are! Give them mini tasks at the supermarket eg putting six carrots
 in a bag, 3 tins of beans etc.

Look at the pattern of house numbers as you walk along - are they odd or even numbers? What number will be next?

In Year 2, the children begin to learn their 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x tables. Food can be a very motivating way of learning their times tables and the corresponding division facts. For example, sweets can be grouped and counted, children can count the biscuits in a packet in twos as they put them in the biscuit jar, chunks on a bar of chocolate can be counted in pairs and so on.

Money can also be motivating! Give your children a jar of coins to sort by the different values. Find the biggest coin. Is it worth the most? Find the smallest coin. Is it worth the least? Put them in order of value. Use 2p, 5p and 10p coins to support learning the times tables.

WE HAVE FOUND THAT CHILDREN WHO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONSOLIDATE THEIR LEARNING AT  HOME, MAKE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS

Remember PE is on a Thursday and Friday and books are changed on Wednesday.
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