Welcome to Year Two
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PE - Change of day. PE will be on Mondays and Fridays this half term.(Summer 2)
Please see music section of the website for more information.
Please stick NAMES ON RECORDERS as they all look exactly the same. Plus name all books.Thanks
PE Summer 2:
Please wear PE uniform on PE days. Track suits to be worn over shorts. Long hair must be tied back. Thank you.
Tuesdays and Fridays -Monday and Friday session will be outdoors. Please, please, please name all tracksuit tops / bottoms etc as they really do all look alike. Thank you.
Welcome to Year 2
I hope you enjoy reading our class page. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each topic which is approximately each half term. Latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. Photographs will be updated after an event.
The Year Two staff team consists of Mrs Hughes and Mrs. Meek. Mrs Questa will also be working alongside year 2 over the week.
Reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Show and Tell :We have finished our Show and Tell sessions for this year.
This is where to look to find out about trips, special events, reminders and requests.
Tuesday 9th July - parents sharing 'art' 2.30-3pm
May - this is our window for our Y2 'special work' - Statutory Assessments. We will use every day of May up to half term as we lose the last week of May for half term.
In June there will be some 'special writing' to demonstrate all the skills we have learned in Year 2
We are really looking forward to all the opportunities 2018/19 will have to offer in Year 2 and have lots of exciting topics and new learning to do.
Please 'give us a wave' at the end of day pick ups - it really helps to put names to faces. Thank you.
Learning Logs will be given out on Friday indicating skills to be practised. Learning logs need to be back in school the following Thursday. Some homework will be over longer periods to enable research for example. In Year 2 the children have a session to share homework with classmates and staff. Pupils get the opportunity to see each other’s learning and discuss findings. This enables the children to really engage with homework by sharing good ideas and information. The children really enjoy these sessions as it gives them a chance to take learning deeper. All homework is related to what’s going on in the current curriculum and supports their classroom learning. All homework is read by one of the Year 2 staff and initialled.
Spelling Logs with new words to practise can go home each night but need to be in school daily because we use them in English. We change spelling patterns each Monday and do a check up of the previous week's pattern (words to log and learn) and 'red words' (jumping red words).
Children need to read daily and discuss their reading - see questions for reading below. Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please 'linger longer' on reading books to get the most out of them - sequencing events, predicting, inferring. Practising these skills on their reading books helps them to apply them to more challenging texts used in school. The children are also expected to reads lots outside school and be able to talk about a wide variety of texts, their preferences and different authors. The children need to build up stamina in reading as well as reading a variety of texts. Your support with reading is greatly appreciated and really enhances learning.
Curriculum this half term
Topic Spring 2 & Summer 1
Wild - habitats
We have been studying animals in different habitats during Spring 2. We have looked at global habitats like the 'Arctic' and medium habitats like our school grounds.This week we are investigating woodlice and their micro-habitats. We have found out some fascinating facts about woodlice already. Who knew that so many lived around the playground? Next week our 'Wild-habitats' topic will begin to focus on plants and where they live and how they survive. We will be visiting Harlow Carr at the end of this half term to explore more habitats and 'food-chains' which will bring all our learning about plants and animals together.
Reading – consolidating all the sounds, red words and recap work on syllables, comprehension questions to retrieve information and infer meaning. In addition to this we will be practising fluency and learning poems and passages by heart.
Writing –Spelling - RWInc spelling weekly. We will be learning Year2 spelling patterns – particularly suffixes – as well as learning Year 2 red words. We will have the opportunity to revisit some Year 1 spellings and phonics as preliminary work. Please see the list of non negotiable spellings for KS1 below. We are onto RWInc book 2B now and the suffixes are longer and more complex but really enhance writing at this stage.
Grammar – we will work on simple sentences initially then progress onto using conjunctions. We will explore sentence types with punctuation - commands, questions, statements and exclamations. The children need to practice varying their sentence types in their writing. Genres – story writing (familiar settings), non chronological reports, poetry. Handwriting – neat, legible, joined up style.
Summer - special work in May!
Further revisiting of:
Addition and subtraction - Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently and derive and use related facts up to 100.
Add and subtract numbers mentally, including:
-2-digit numbers & ones
-2-digit numbers & tens
-two 2-digit numbers
-adding three 1digit numbers
Multiplication and division - calculate multiplication and division sums, know that multiplication can be done in any order but division cannot. Times tables and corresponding division tables.
Fractions - I can identify 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 2/4. 3/4 and know all parts must be equal
We will also revisit all maths done so far including: time, money and measuring length etc.
We will also cover:
Measures - Mass, Capacity, Temperature
Position and direction
Please see the maths 'Written Calculation Policy' below that you can use to support your child's homework.
Summer – Biology - Living things and their Habitats + Plants
We will be using 'Purple Mash' regularly for work.
Please also continue to support children with typing skills. Purple Mash has great games and challenges to develop typing skills.
Who is Muslim and what do they believe?
Christianity - How should we care for the world and why does it matter?
Fridays - games and athletics
Keeping safe and Managing risks- indoors & outdoors.
Drugs, tobacco and alcohol education. Medicines and me.
Tolerance, Democracy and Mutual Respect.