Thankyou very much to all parents, grandparents and carers that came to join us for Paper Capers day in the hall.
I think you will all agree that a lot of effort was made by everyone to really look 'rubbish'!!!
Welcome to Year 2!
Meet the team!
Miss Ranjbar & Mrs Paige (class teachers)
Mrs Williams and Mrs Hosking (teaching assistants)
Mrs Mitchell & Mrs Cowin (PPA teachers)
Useful websites to support your learning
Please start with the 'angry bird' option before progressing to 'Frozen'
Great for improving your speed and accuracy on the computer keyboard
All children require a book bag in which to store and transport reading books, spelling books, home-school liaison books and letters.
A clear, medium-sized water bottle with a sports-flip lid
(in order to avoid spillage,please do not carry water bottles inside book bags)
Fruit & Snack:
ALL children in Year 2 continue to be provided with one piece of fruit per day.
However, children are invited to bring a healthy snack (clearly named) for their morning playtime snack.
Indoor PE : Thursdays
Outdoor Games: Friday
PE Kit : White shorts & T-shirt, trainers or plimsolls
No need for a tracksuit as we still get outside in Winter with coats on.
Please make sure ALL PE kit and Uniform is clearly NAMED
Dates for diaries:
Thursday 6th February-Paper Capers morning. 9am-10.30am
Topics Covered Throughout the Year
Autumn Term 1 : Healthy Me!
Autumn Term 2 : Time Travellers!
Spring Term 1 : Rock, Paper, Scissors!
Spring Term 2 : Home Sweet Home!
Summer Term 1 : Here, There & Everywhere!
Summer Term 2 : Here, There & Everywhere!
Please see the attached files below which outline the WRITING and READING objectives that we will be covering in Year 2.
Children in Year 2 will read with and adult at least once every week and will be given a 'reading day'. However, all children will also be involved in 'guided or group' reading activities throught each week.
Our main focus in Year 2 reading is on COMPREHENSION. Children will be required to use their skills of prediction, deduction and inference to discuss the text. Lots of practice at home will really help with this.
Please find time to read and discuss your books at least 4 or 5 times each week.
Children in Year 2 are expected to do a little more writing than they were used to in Year 1. They will be learning to join their letters together so any chance they get to practise their writing at home is of great benefit. We will be (hopefully) enriching our writing with lots of describing words and phrases, which again, can be practised orally at home.
Children will be getting used to editing and improving their own writing with 'purple-polishing pens'!
There will be considerable emphasis on GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION & SPELLING so be prepared for some new terminology!!
In Year 2 most children have 10 individual spelling to learn each week.
These will include the First 100 High Frequency Words
As well as learning their spellings in list form, children are expected to correctly use their newly-learnt spellings in their writing.
Please find time to practise your spellings at least 4 or five times each week.
Please see the attached document below which outlines the National Curriculum Year 2 maths objectives.
The children will be learning in a variety of ways with lots of mental/oral work, group/collaborative work, partner work and of course some important written recording. They will begin to look for ways to correct their own work and extend their learning with next steps.
Here in Year 2 we will continue to build on the skills and knowledge that they acquired in Year 1. Initially, we will be working hard on place value (hundreds, tens and units,) and number bonds to 20
eg. 11 +9 =20 9 + 11 = 20 8 + 7 = 15 7 + 8 = 15
This will include knowing these facts by heart as well as being able to swap the sum over and apply these facts to practical problem solving.
We will also begin to learn our 2X, 5X and 10X tables and relate this to sharing/dividing too.
Lots of practical and fun measuring activities have been planned too so watch this space!
Whilst it is important for the children to regularly practise their reading and spelling, it is equally important to boost confidence in maths. Short, daily practice with addition/subtraction facts and times tables is therefore also recommended.
Our focus during this topic is going to be plants, animals and habitats with a particular interest in nocturnal animals.
English-We will be reading 'Owl Babies', 'The Owl who was afraid of the dark' and a range of non-fictions texts about our topic.
We are going to be using these books to develop our inference and reading comprehension skills. We will be writing our own character descriptions, non-chronological reports and writing for a variety of different purposes including lists, note taking and instructions. Our outdoor space will be put to good use and the children will be writing their own imaginative story based on 'a night in the woods'.
The children are excellent at using our no nonsense grammar tools, we will be continuing to introduce and consistently use the tools that we are already familiar with.
Our phonics focus will be using suffixes such as -ly, -ness, -ment and -ful. We will also be concentrating on homophones such as to, too and two.
Maths-After half term we will continue to look at 2D and 3D shapes, naming and identifying and also being able to describe them using mathematical language.
We will move onto fractions of shape and number focusing on 1/3, 1/4, 1/2, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape or set of objects or quantity.
We will look at measurement of length and height and consolidate the knowledge we have already gained.
Science-We will be looking at sorting and classifying animals. Our focus will be on habitats and why they may or may not be suitable. We are hoping to arrange a visit from Dartmoor Zoo.
Art-We have chosen to take inspiration from the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. We will be using our outdoor learning environment to collect objects to create our natural artwork.
Geography-We are very excited to be looking at Kenya. We will use our skills to locate Kenya using atlasses and globes. The information we find out will enable us to make comparisons between living in Kenya and living in Britain.
PE-Indoor PE-gymnastics and dance.
Outdoor Games-dribbling, striking and kicking skills.
ICT-We will be learning how to develop a sequence of instructions to control a roamer.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We are looking forward to the next topic.