Assalamu’alaikum and welcome to all Year 2 children and parents for this academic year!
I hope you have all had a great half term. The children have resumed back to learning and learning! As well as preparing for SATS, the children will be preparing for their Phonics Tests. Please read below for information concerning the upcoming term. If there are any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me. Thank you for your ongoing support in your children’s learning.
What we are learning this Year/Term
This term, we are looking at the exciting tale of The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. The class will be participating in a range of practical activities as well writing as setting description, diary entry and explanation text.
This term, the children will be preparing for the Phonics Screening Test as well as consolidating their knowledge in reading Phase 5 words. The children are doing really well in preparing for the test and are working really hard.
This term, we are securing children’s knowledge on number and place value. They will also be looking at multiplication and division and length! Finally, we will be solving word problems and focusing on various problem solving activities using the skills they have learnt.
In Science, we will be looking at Living Things. We will be identifying and classifying living things and non living things. Also, we will look at the different stages in an animal’s and human being’s life.
This term in DT, the children will be making hand puppets. As a class, we will be focusing on techniques such as different types of sewing skills to help design our animal hands puppets.
In Geography, we will be looking at the Hot and Cold Places all around the world. We will be looking at different foods from around the world and discuss why would you travel to places around the world. Insha’Allah we are hoping to get an exciting workshop for the children for the end of term.
This term the children will be looking at online safety and what to do if they feel unsafe. They will also look at how to conduct themselves online. Finally the children will be looking at programs such as Google Presentation and Coding Software.
In PSHE, the children will reflecting on how new beginnings. They will talk about how to start the school year and their feelings about starting a new class. By the end, the children will develop resilience.
ISLAMIC STUDIES AND ARABIC
The children will be taught Islamic Studies by Ustad Kasujja three times a week. The children will be reciting various Duas and learning about the important Prophets in the Quran.
Arabic is also taught once a week by Ustad Kasujja. The children will be learning the alphabet this term.
PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays in the afternoons. Please make sure that your child remembers their PE kit. On Wednesday, the children will be taught by coach. On Friday, PE will be taught by Ustadha Mahmoud.
ROUTINES AND EXPECTATIONS
In the mornings the children will come in recite their Duas in the morning. After registration they will have Phonics and Guided Reading. Then they will have snack and breaktime. Then they will have Maths and English until Lunchtime.
The children will have topic subjects such as Science, Art, PE or History in the afternoon and interventions. If Islamic Studies or Arabic is taught that is also in the afternoon.
Homework will be given once a week on Fridays and handed in on Tuesday. The following tasks will be given:
-English writing task or Science tasks based on lessons in class.
-Maths tasks related to the work completed in class.
-Spellings related to the Phonics sound taught in class.
-Please read with your child for 10 mins either with a book or using their Bug Club online books. Ask your child about what they have read.
The Year 2 team are working diligently to ensure your children achieve well in the SATS as well as learning other knowledge from the curriculum. Some of the homework will be preparing them for SATS. To support your child you can read with them so they answer the reading comprehension paper. Test their knowledge on Maths by getting them to explain their method. There are also books that you can buy as well to help your children prepare for SATS.
Year 2 Staff
Ustadaha Mahmoud is an amazing teacher who has had years of experience in teaching children at KS1 and KS2.
Ust Uddin Has been a teaching assistant at Iqra for over 10 years, mostly in year 1 but now has moved into year 2. She is a trusted and familiar face to all the children at Iqra and a great team member of the year 2 team.
Ustadha Rabia has worked across both KS1 and KS2 supporting children with SEN needs over the years at Iqra. This has enabled her to bring so much experience to the classroom and help so many children make progress.
Latest Year 2 News
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