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PLEASE NOTE: Year 2 will now be having their outdoor PE sessions on a FRIDAY afternoon,  starting on Friday 20th January 2023.  Please can children wear their PE kits on this day in line with our school uniform policy.

Happy New Year

 

 

 

 

From the Year 2 Team

The Year 2 Team.

Welcome to Year Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very warm welcome back to Year 2. 

Your teaching team is Mrs Hughes, Miss Lilley and Mrs Shaw. Mrs Hughes will be teaching Monday - Wednesday and Miss Lilley will be teaching Thursday and Friday. Mrs Hughes and Miss Lilley will teach alternate Wednesday afternoons. Mrs Shaw will be our teaching assistant Monday - Friday mornings.

We hope you've had a fabulous break and that the children are ready to get back into Year 2!

We hope you enjoy reading our class page. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Photographs will be updated after an event.’ 

We hope you are all well and have had a great break. 

Take care,

 

Mrs Hughes, Miss Lilley and Mrs Shaw.

The Year 2 Team

UPDATE 26/1/23: ASSESSMENT WEEK

It is assessment week the week beginning 6th Feb 2023. In order to support the Year 2 children we are going to spread them over the next 2 weeks rather than just 1 week. This makes it much more manageable and less stressful. Please support your children that they should not worry and we only ask that they do their best. We will be doing 4 papers: arithmetic, Maths reasoning, 2 reading papers and a piece of writing. Once again 'Harribos' will feature at various points over the next 2 weeks to keep us going!

Thanks,

The Year 2 Team

UPDATE 5/1/23

PE will be on Monday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor).

First PE will be Thursday 5th January - Outdoor

Please can children come in PE kit (as per PE policy) with long hair tied back - essential for gym and apparatus work. 

Our Monday session is gymnastics with a gym coach. If possible it would be helpful if pupils didn't wear earrings on PE days and long hair is tied back.

Thanks,

The Year 2 Team

 

Autumn 1 2022 - Reading books 

First reading book date - Wed 21st September

2 reading books will be sent home every Wednesday. 1 reading book will be matched to their current phonic level and the other will be a comprehension and vocabulary book. Some children are also getting a copy of their current RWInc guided reader as well. There is a lot of phonic practice in these books. The children know what to do. :) There are sounds to practise, green words to sound out then blend and red words to read on sight. There are also handy questions for you to chat about at the back. Children will need to return all their books the following Tuesday. Books will be changed if the Go Read app has been updated by 8.50am on the Tuesday morning. 

Upcoming Events

 

Spring 2023

Tuesday 3rd January - Welcome back after Christmas

W/B 2/1/23 - Inter Faith Week - pupils will be studying world faiths and focusing particularly on Judaism

Fri 10th February - close for Half Term

Wednesday 29th March - Parent Event (am)

 

Summer 2023

Wednesday 12th July - Parent Event (pm)

Assessment

Autumn assessment week - W/B 17th October (we will spread some assessments over the previous week)

Spring assessment week - W/B 6TH February (we will spread some assessments over the previous week)

Summer assessments (End of Year Assessments) May 2023 is the Year 2 SATs assessment window. We will use the whole month to complete the assessments.

June 2023 - writing assessments

June 2023 - Phonics screen

Homework

1st homework will be set -15/9/22

Homework is set on a Thursday to be completed by the following Thursday. See 'Homework' link below.

Reading - Daily reading is the most important homework.

Other homework includes spelling practice for a check up each Monday for Mrs Hughes' English group. There will also be maths linked to the week's focus and sometimes Big Talk prep for our writing sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  

Spelling - It is really important that Year 2 pupils work on their spellings at home which are written weekly in pupil's spelling logs. They are included on the homework and on the website for information too. There will be weekly spelling check- ups on Monday. Spellings will go home on a Monday or Tuesday in Spelling logs and will also be posted on the website. The check up will be the following Monday ready for a new set of words. The spelling programme is new for the pupils and takes a little time to establish the pacey routine.

 

Times Tables - Times tables will be introduced later in the year after we have covered multiplication in maths.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions about homework. Hopefully it all makes sense and is easy to follow :) 

TOPIC

SPRING 2023 - Our topic will be 'MARVELLOUS MATERIALS' this half term. In science we will be investigating the suitability of a variety of everyday materials and finding out what happens when we exert a force on them: bend, squeeze, twist...We will find out about some famous scientists who invented some amazing materials and we will use our knowledge of materials to create structures in D.T. Our class novel will be 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl.

English

We will spend time initially recapping phonics, spellings, handwriting and grammar from Year 1. There will be an emphasis on reading and we will be sharing texts in class in guided reading and at 'Storytime'.

Reading - Reading at home is very important. Please encourage your child to read aloud each evening and discuss what they have read. You can support your child by asking them questions about what they have read, help them to make predictions and explore what a character is thinking and feeling. Inference is a 'BIG' Year 2 skill so discussing texts is super important with those 'why' questions. Do use the question suggestions in lots of the new reading books. They are varied and can guide your discussions.

Spelling - Mrs Hughes' group spellings are in the spelling logs weekly (and on the homework weekly as well ). Spellings are tested on a Monday.

 

 

See below for English Term by term in Year 2.

 

Maths

We will be recapping work from Year 1 as we move through the maths topics.

See the link below for Year 2 maths.

Science

Spring 2023

We are studying 'Uses of everyday Materials' in science this half term as part of our Marvellous Materials topic. We will identify & compare suitability of a variety of materials and find out what happens when we exert a force on a material? We will also be finding out about some famous scientists from history who invented amazing materials: John McAdam, John Boyd Dunlop, Charles Macintosh.

 

See below for science term by term in Year 2.

Simple view of reading

Expectations for year 2 in reading, writing and maths.

Other useful links.
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