Welcome to Year 2!
Meet the team!
Mrs Paige 2P & Mrs Abbott 2S (class teachers)
Mrs Williams, Mrs Hosking and Mrs Godfrey (teaching assistants)
Mrs Mitchell & Mrs Hooper (PPA teachers)
Dates for diaries:
Wednesday 4th September - Back to School!
Tuesday 10th September - Welcome to Year 2 meeting 2.30pm
Tuesday 17th September - Fire safety talk to Year 2 am
Friday 4th October - Pirate dress up day to celebrate the friends donation of the 'Pirate ship'
Wednesday 10th October- Smoothie making
Thursday 17th October - Paramedics and ambulance visit Year 2
Thursday 7th November - Sponsored skip for the British Heart Foundation
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: In English we will be continuing to improve the quality of our writing with adverbs and descriptive phrases as well as continually improving our handwriting. Using adverbs and phrases verbally is great reminder for when you come to write them. Perhaps you could have ‘ADVERB of the DAY’? Keep thinking about different types of sentences too – statement, question, command, exclamation.
We will of course, be preparing for our KS1 Christmas production so practising some confident, loud voices might come in handy!!
Maths: In Maths we will be focussing on
Science: We will be observing changes across the four seasons and describing how seeds and bulbs mature into plants.
Geography: In Geography we will ask and answer geographical questions (such as: What is this place like? What or who will I see in this place? What do people do in this place?). Identify the key features of a location in order to say whether it is a city, town, village, coastal or rural area. Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to: key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office and shop.
ICT: In ICT we will learn to:
• Insert slides, add and type in a text box.
• Create folders.
• Print files.
• Add images.
• Format text and text boxes.
Music: In Music the children will learn songs in preparation for the Christmas play! All children will learn how to project their voices for the performance.
Art: In Art we will mix a range of secondary colours for leaf printing, make a collage fire/flames on class windows (Fire of London) and make Christmas decorations and cards.
PE: We will learn to squat, lunge and roll. The children will link movements together to perform a sequence and learn how to use their body safely to roll in a number of ways. In outdoor games, the children will learn to catch, pass, dribble and retrieve. We will build up to playing a small game of 'five-a-side' football using all the skills learnt.
PHSE: In PSHE we will learn to:
RE: some of the teachings of a religion and some of the main festivals or celebrations of a religion. We will recognise, name and describe some religious artefacts, places and practices. Identify the things that are important in their own lives and compare these to religious beliefs and identify how they have to make their own choices in life. The children will explain how their actions affect others.
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
(To practise those times tables!)
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.