Welcome to Year 2!
Meet the team!
Mrs Paige 2P & Mrs Scoles 2S (class teachers)
Mrs Williams and Mrs Hosking (teaching assistants)
*Mrs Anderson and Mrs Ladd will be working with 2S for the first few weeks of term as TA to cover absence.*
Mrs Mitchell & Mrs Cowin (PPA teachers)
DATES FOR DIARIES
Wednesday 7th November : Class 2S assembly at 2.40pm.
Wednesday 14th November : Class 2P assembly at 2.40pm
Christmas production of 'A Wriggly Nativity' on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th December at the Church of the Ascension at 2pm.
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!
Autumn Term 2 : Time Travellers
English: We will be learning about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night and writing Autumn and Bonfire poems. We will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World war 1 and writing poems about Remembrance day. We learn and write diary entries about the Plague and the Great Fire of London and write the Christmas Story. We will link this to our History and RE topics.
Maths: We will continue with addition and subtraction using the column method and introduce money involving totals of amounts and giving change along with problem solving. We will also be developing our multiplication and division skills through 'lots of' and 'sharing' to reinforce our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Science: We will look at autumn leaves and seed dispersal along with looking at the changes in seasons and will plant some bulbs.
ICT: We will continue to look at Esafety and use our typing skills to write the Christmas story.
History: We research Guy Fawkes, Remembrance day, The Plague, The great fire of London and the origins of Christmas.
Music: We will be singing songs related to Healthy Me topic and learning actions
Geography: We link our topic into locating London for Guy Fawkes, The Plague, The Great fire of London and Eyam ( where there is a famous Plague story)
Art: We will make autumnal and Bonfire pictures, paper poppies, and decorate our classroom for the Plague and Great Fire of London.
Music: We will be learning the Christmas songs for our production and use instruments to compliment the songs- You are in for a real treat in our Wriggly Nativity production!
PE: We will focus our indoor sessions on Dance about Autumn. Our outdoor PE sessions will focus on ball control and passing in Hockey and football.
PHSE: circle time activities which include stories and discussions such as; Friendship and compliments, seeing another point of view, Managing feelings and anger and Working together.
RE: We will introduce the bible and look at different psalms and focus our learning on the meaning of Advent and retel the Christmas story through discussion and role play.
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
Useful websites to support your learning
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 be assessed in the first 2 weeks of term and then given out on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.
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.