Year 2 Newsletter | Term 3 Week 2

Welcome to the start of Term Three. Below is a quick recap of learning so far and how you can support your child.

English

Students have been consolidating their knowledge of writing a complete sentence that contains a subject and a verb, which also expresses a complete thought. They are working towards building upon their knowledge by using coordinating conjunctions to write compound sentences. This term, students will be writing informative texts and will need to pay careful attention to their sentence structure for readers to make meaning of their work easily.

You can support your child by asking them to write a few simple sentences followed by underlining the subject of the sentence in one colour and the verb in another. Ask your child to read the sentence to you and see if it expresses a complete thought.

Mathematics

We began the term by reviewing the addition strategies we learnt last term. We have reviewed using doubles, number lines, split strategy and algorithms to solve addition problems and have challenged ourselves by solving problems with two and three digit numbers. This week, we have begun learning about measurement. We learnt about the units we can use when measuring length such as centimeters, meters and kilometers and practiced using rules to measure different objects in cm.

You can support your child at home by asking them what unit they would use when measuring different objects, for example small items in cm and long distances in km. You could measure the feet of all family members to see the difference between them and see who has the biggest feet!

Geography

Geography – We have begun our Geography unit for Term 3 with a benchmark activity for all students. You will notice an upload of your child’s attempt on their Seesaw account. Most students at this stage in Year 2 have limited knowledge about hemispheres, continents, oceans, countries, or cities, which is very normal and exciting. Students’ knowledge will increase exponentially by the end of the term. We will repeat this activity in week 8 to see how far they have come. 

What can you do to help? You can look at a map of the world with your child and discuss where you live and the connections your family has to other places outside of Hong Kong. You can discuss and locate hemispheres, oceans, and continents. Please try to make as many connections as possible to your child’s family, and their favourite things such as food, toys, games, sport, fashion and holidays.

Mr Aaron Flugge (Head of Year 2), Mr Andrew Bennett, Mrs Nyssa Tong, Ms Rebecca Lachmund