Welcome to Year Two
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Places are all taken now and the group is full. Thank you.
Please stick NAMES ON RECORDERS as they all look exactly the same. Plus name all books.Thanks
PE Autumn 2:
Please wear PE uniform on PE days. Long hair must be tied back. Thank you.
Mondays - Games - outdoors
Wednesday - indoor PE - rehearsals permitting
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 : There will be 4 show and tell sessions per half term which will be in house groups. For Autumn 1 these will be on Tuesdays:
Dales - 19th Sept
Lakes - 26th Sept
Moors - 3rd Oct
Rivers - 10th Oct
This is where to look to find out about trips, special events, reminders and requests.
Thursday 30th November -' party clothes costumes' for the Christmas play to be brought in to school in a named carrier bag.
Thursday 30th Nov - parents sharing open afternoon. Please come along to our end of topic celebration and find out what Year 2 have been up to.
Friday 1st December - non uniform - bring a contribution for the Christmas Fair.
Tue 5th Dec - 2pm KS1 Christmas performance
Wed 6th Dec - 10am KS1 Christmas performance
May - this is our window for our Y2 'special work' - Statutory Assessments.
We are really looking forward to all the opportunities 2017/18 will have to offer in Year 2 and have lots of exciting topics and new learning to do.
Year 2 are thoroughly enjoying learning about John McAdam in topic. He was amazing and his invention was brilliant. They continue to be fascinated in science and we have had great fun carrying out investigations on different materials. Our next activity is to explore clay and see how it changes from wet to dry. We will then be applying our knowledge of paint and colour mixing to decorate the models we make.
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 and '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
Year 2 have been fascinated finding out about John McAdam and his road building invention. They have extended their knowledge of materials in science where we have investigated flexibility. We have also been thinking historically because McAdam was around about 200 years ago. He travelled around the UK as well as to America giving us lots of opportunities to practise our geography skills too.
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.
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.
Number and place value - Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward. Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.
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 1-
Measures - Compare & order lengths, mass, & record the results using >, < and =.
Geometry -Identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line.
Identify and describe the properties of 3D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices & faces.
Autumn – Chemistry - 'Materials'.
Algorithms and programs, online safety, communication
Creation - Who made the world?
Incarnation - Why does Christmas matter to Christians?
Basketball coach - Mondays
Indoor PE - Wednesday
Physical Health & Wellbeing: What keeps me healthy?.
Tolerance, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect.