Menu

Quick Links

Quick Links

St Robert Southwell

Catholic Primary School

Google Services

Google Translate

Google Translate

Google Search

Google Search

Slideshow

Galilee

Dear Parents

This term our topic is called ‘Where in the world?’ We will be finding out about Horsham and our locality and then we will be going further afield and will be learning about other countries around the world (especially ones that we might have a special link to).  I am hoping to organise a visit to Horsham museum and one to Tilgate Park to enhance our learning even further.  

Times Tables

By the end of year 2 the expectation is that all children should know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Times tables Rockstars is a very useful website for this as it tests the children on their tables at their own pace. The children also need to be secure on the inverse calculations – e.g. 100 ÷ 10 = 10.

Helping to Enrich our Topic

It is always great to have items or visitors that support our topic, so if anyone has any experience or items that may help us with any of the work above that we could hear about or borrow, we would love to see and hear about them.

Reminders

Please make sure your child brings in a water bottle each day with fresh water; ensure all jumpers are labelled and bring a coat for any wet weather. Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday; please ensure that your child’s PE kit is always in school on these days.

 

Reading

Please read with your child regularly. You may like to add a positive or helpful comment in their reading diary, but please acknowledge the fact that the book has been read by signing and dating in the comments space. A member of staff will be checking reading records during the week and children are expected to have read at least 3 times a week with an adult. Adults at school will not write in the books as we have our own records.

Spellings and Handwriting

We do not have specific spelling tests, but we do expect the children to work on the Year 2 words set in the National Curriculum. If you need a copy of these please come and see me.

Handwriting is a huge focus in Year 2. We encourage the children to use a cursive style of writing with lead ins in preparation for writing in a joined up style. Any work at home on hand strengthening and letter formation would be greatly appreciated. If you would like any further support with this please come and see me.

Maths

We will also be continuing with Times Table Rock-stars to help support your child’s recall of the tables. . If you do not have access to the internet at home, please let me know and we can arrange a time for your child to complete it at school. If your child has misplaced their login details, let a member of staff know and we can give you a copy

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Ralston

 

Useful Websites:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk

http://www.cbeebies.co.uk

http://www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

 

 

Questions you could ask your child about their learning this term:

  • Is Horsham a town or village?
  • Why is Horsham called Horsham?
  • How do you know the difference between something that is alive, once alive and never been alive?
  • Why are books special?
  • How do you answer addition questions using 2 digit numbers?
Top