English: Easter holiday report. ‘The Dark’ setting description, character description and recount. Nocturnal animals report and Top Trumps. Read the home reading books with children but encourage their own choices of reading books so that they can develop a love of reading. Help with any comprehension homework but try to encourage them to read the questions independently. Practise keywords that are sent home. Support children to research nocturnal animals and bring in any interest facts to share with the class.
Maths: Telling the time, mainly understanding o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past then moving onto the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock. Reading the scales on measuring jugs and weighing scales. Estimating the answer to a sum using rounding before answering. Discussing the times of events, favourite television programmes etc. Allow children to help with cooking or baking at home. Let them see weighing and measuring in context. Practise 2,3,5 and 10 times tables.
Science: Plants – Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. Find out and describe how plants needs water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. Encourage children to help parents, carers, grandparents in the garden.
Topic: What Lowton was like in Victorian times, especially for a school child? What was the seaside was like for Victorian children? Support with any homework about the Victorian era, encourage children to discuss the Victorian era with parents, carers, grandparents etc. Start collecting ideas for a Victorian dress up day.
Religion: Ascension and Pentecost. Why is Ascension a special celebration in the church year? What happened at Pentecost? Why Pentecost often is called the Birthday of the Church? How does it feel when we say goodbye?
SATs: As you may be aware, in May, year 2 children will be sitting their SATS, end of key stage one assessments in reading and maths. We will be working through example assessments like the ones that I sent home during the half term break to help children to prepare. We aim to begin the assessments on the 15th May, children will sit the tests in small groups with me and I will ensure that they feel comfortable and relaxed to work through them at their own pace.
Homework: This will continue to be sent out on a Friday and is due in on a Wednesday, please encourage children to complete their homework in a timely manner. Again, if you are working through practice SATS papers with your child do what you feel is an appropriate amount for your child.