Welcome to Year 2!
Meet the team!
Mrs Paige 2P & Mrs Scoles 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 1 : Healthy me!
English: e will be covering a variety of types of writing including lots of story writing, recounts, diaries and instructions. We will expect the children to be able to write a little bit more than they are currently used to.
Maths: We will taking the children on from where they are now in number and place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, shape space and measure, interpreting data and .fractions. We will be aiming for children to become more independent and confident in their problem solving.
Science: We will be describing the basic needs of animals for survival and the main changes as young animals, including humans growing into adults. We will name and locate parts of the human body, including those related to the senses, and describing the importance of exercise, a balanced diet and hygiene for humans.
Geography: The children will learn to 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?) We will identify key features of a location to say whether it is a city, town, village, coastal or rural area and use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied.
ICT: We will recap logging on and off and using Granada colours, draw and paint a picture in the style of MONDRAIN.
We will talk about E-safety and why we need to keep ourselves safe.
Music: The children will learn some 'Healthy me' songs linked to our topic and we will discuss tone and pitch.
Art: The children will look at work by notable artists and will draw self portraits using lines of different thicknesses. We will also learn how to draw people in action.
PE: We will learn to copy and remember actions in gymnastics and move with control, having some awareness of space. The children will link two or more actions together to make a sequence such as; travelling by rolling forwards, backwards and sideways. We will hold a position whilst balancing on different points of the body, climb safely on equipment and stretch and curl to develop flexibility. Outdoors, we will teach the children different skipping techniques ready for our sponsored skip for the British Heart Foundation.
PHSE: We will talk about rules for our new class and how to stick to them. We will learn how to be a good learner, respecting one another and our belongings. We will discuss what to do when we are stuck, how to deal with different situations and how we can make a difference by finding positives in bad times.
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.