Mrs Cathcart


Year 2


Mrs Cathcart

Spring Term 2018


Having returned to school refreshed from our Christmas holiday, we are raring to go in what will be a shorter but busy term.  We continue to encourage the children to become independent learners through our various topics.

As last term, we follow the National Curriculum guidelines for literacy, numeracy and science. The children made good progress in the Autumn term.  Again, we will be using quality texts as starting points for our learning in literacy.  We will be looking at the works of Roald Dahl.  Many thanks to parents for their help with listening to their children read, and talking with them about their reading.  This is so important to their development.  We are continuing with our challenge to read at least three times a week at home.

In numeracy, we will continue to develop our understanding of basic numeracy skills, and use these skills to solve problems.  Multiplication and division will be a particular focus for all the children, as will working with larger numbers. Year 2 children will be concentrating on the 2, 5, and 10 times tables, so please continue to help them with these at home. Year 3 children will continue to practise these tables, and will also be learning the 3 and 4 times tables. We will be looking at telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

Science topics this term will include work on Light and Dark, and we will be learning about Mexico in our geography topic.

Numeracy homework will continue as last term.  The children will continue to bring home weekly spellings to learn as part of their homework.

As last term, there will be two P.E. lessons a week.  One session will be hockey skills and this will be outside wherever possible so please provide appropriate, named clothing.

There is a great deal to do in this short term, but we hope to have some fun along the way. We will be working with Class 3 to produce a musical play entitled Pirates Versus Mermaids.  Further details to come!

Appleby Primary School follows the Oxford Reading Tree scheme and the National Curriculum Letters and Sounds programme for Phonics.

Pleases feel free to come in and see me if you have any questions.