Welcome to Year 2
A warm welcome to the Year 2 Class page! Please find below information about the curriculum as well as important diary dates and routines and procedures in year 2.
The Year 2 Team
Emma Whittaker (Class Teacher)
Martina Mackintosh (LSA)
Hannah Ward (1:1 LSA)
Emmeline Smith (PPA teacher)
Holly Ralph (Class Teacher)
Jacqui Bunney (LSA)
Josette Bush (PPA Teacher)
James Cameron / Mandy Foss-Clark (Class Teacher)
Katy Morgan (LSA)
In Year 2, we really value the importance of reading at home and at school. It is really important for you to read with your child for at least 10 minutes each day if possible. Please can your children bring their book bag in daily and please make a note in your child’s reading record to indicate any home reading. We will be reading individually with your children at least once a week in class and will check their reading recording during this time. There will of course be multiple opportunities throughout the school day for whole class, small group and individual reading.
Friday Reading competition
Starting from Term 2, we are going to be awarding a golden ticket to the class who have the most children that have read at home (3x a week or more) that week. Please make sure you write in your child's reading record each time you hear them read. We will announce the winner each week on Class Dojo.
Year 2 PE is on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday depending on the class.
Each class has 1 indoor and 1 outdoor PE session each week.
Please bring in PE kits at the start of each term. Your child can leave it on their peg for the whole term.
White t-shirt or polo shirt
Black leggings, shorts or joggers.
Trainers or daps. (It's really helpful if children have shoes they can put on themselves).
Term 2 Learning
In literacy, we will be reading two fantastic power of reading books. In our daily learning we will explore these two books and build on our speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.
'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon
'Bob Man on The Moon' by Simon Bartram
This term we are looking at addition and subtraction, followed by multiplication and division.
For parents / carers who are wanting to do some extra learning at home, here are some ideas for fun maths activities to try at home. You could explore this website.
- Can you add up real coins and find change up to £1.00?
- Practise reading the time on a clock. First try o'clock and half past times. Now try quarter past and quarter to times! www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory
- Do you know the properties of 2D and 3D shapes? You could use this website: www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3usa
- Linking our learning to real life - Can you help with some cooking and measure the weight of the ingredients? Can you help pay for items in a shop by adding the coins? Can you measure how much juice to pour into the cup?
Most children will receive a dated letter every few weeks with some target phonics sounds for them to practise at home. We would really appreciate your support in helping your child to say these sounds at home. If your child is confident with every sound, they won't receive a letter.
Please read every day with your child and write your name or a note in their reading record. Their record and book should be brought to school each day in their book bag. It's also great to share stories at home so reading aloud to your child is a great way of helping them enjoy stories, hear correct intonation and expression and gets their creativity going.
When you hear your child read, try to ask questions to help them practise their comprehension. Here are some examples:
-Who is your favourite character? Why?
-What do you predict might happen next?
-How do you think (insert character name) feels here?
-What was your favourite part of the story?
-Did this book remind you of anything else you have read before?
Curriculum Overview - Term 2
Our topic this term is Space Exploration
We are really excited to find out all about the history of space in this term's topic. This art and history topic will be out of this world!
Gymnastics and Games
Computing and E-safety
We cannot use the ICT suite due to Covid. However, children will get to use the Ipads on occasions in their classroom.
We will be doing some singing within our class bubbles, however we will not be mixing for singing assembly due to Covid.