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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk

Spring Term 2.

Welcome to Class 4

(Year 2)

Mrs Clarke, Mrs Wormstone & Mrs Morris

This term's theme is "Hot or Not?"

Literacy

The children will all access a daily RWI phonics/spelling and guided reading session.

This half term we will continue to concentrate on making our writing more interesting by using powerful verbs and adjectives. The children will learn how to write an adventure story based on the book ‘Meerkat Mail’ as well as a postcard.

We will also continue to develop comprehension, spelling and handwriting skills.

(Handwriting: The children will learn how to join letters. If you would like further information about how we are teaching each letter join please look at the following website link: www.teachhandwriting.co.uk )

Computing

Our Computing unit this term is ‘We are Collectors’. The children will collect pictures and explore different ways of arranging them.

 

           

Theme
 

This half term we are continuing with our theme “Hot or Not”. We will be learning about Africa. The children will be using geographical language to name key features. As well as developing their understanding of African Art.

 

PSHE                                      

The children will be learning. about similarities and differences between themselves and the opposite gender, exploring and challenging stereotypes. In the weekly ‘My Happy Mind’sessions the children will be learning about the importance of developing positive relationships with other people.

 

Physical Education

In our P.E. lessons we will be working with the ‘Kickstart’ coaches to develop our cricket skills. The children will also be learning an African Dance.

 Please ensure that P.E. kits are left in school and that children with earrings are either able to remove them or have plasters to cover them up.

Maths

In Maths lessons this term, we will be learning all about division and finding fractions of numbers

Children will also be learning about position and direction and begin to look at data handling (bar charts).

 

Remember to log in to Time Table Rock Stars to improve your times table skills. Logins and passwords are inside the front cover of your child's reading record book.

It is REALLY important for children to practice their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and learn them off -by-heart, including the division facts.

Science

This half term in Science the children will be continuing their learning about habitats before moving on to learning about the properties of different materials and how they can be changed.

 Music

This half term the children will be learning to sing the song “Zootime”. They will be adding tuned and untuned percussion to accompany the song.

They will also participate in weekly music assembly sessions.

Religious Education  

In our R.E. unit ‘What makes places sacred?' the children will be learning about different sacred places, their features            and what people do                     there.                       

School Fund

A reminder that a voluntary contribution of £1.00 per week, for school fund would be really appreciated. (£6 this half term) This can be paid via parent pay.

We are looking forward to a busy and exciting term ahead.