Welcome to Year 2
In Year 2 our teachers are Miss Hadley (Wrens), Miss Taylor (Robins) and Miss Clements (Kingfishers). We are supported by teaching assistants Mrs Hollick, Mrs Hodson and Mrs Jenkins.
New Class Videos - A "hello" from your new teacher!
WELL DONE AWARDS
Friday 15th January 2021
Our Awards this week go to:
Wrens - Isaac W
Robins - Seb S
Kingfishers - Seb W & Belle M
Please click here to see the Curriculum Overview for Year 2.
Design and Technology and Art - This term, we will be looking at line drawing and using shading. Art work will be linked to shells and observation drawing. Additionally, we will learn how to layer different art mediums. Closer to the end of the Autumn term children will practise their cutting and sewing skills.
PSHE and British Values - This term the pupils will be looking at their rights and responsibilities within school and the consequences of their actions. They will also be learning about democracy. We will spend some time looking at different emotions.
History - We will be comparing popular seaside holidays, with the pupils’ present day experiences, and those from the past. Children will sequence events and learn to ask and answer questions about different sources of information. Children will learn about a significant event and a signficant person from the past.
Geography - As part of our topic work, we will be looking in detail at a range of UK seaside locations, through pictures and maps. We will also be looking at the human and physical features.
Computing - We will be learning about Algorithms.
We will be reading and writing our own nonfiction texts about the seaside in the past and now. We will also be looking at seaside themed stories e.g: Sally & the Limpet and recreating our own version. During Autumn 2, children will be writing a diary extract as Samuel Pepys. In Guided Reading sessions, we will continue to work on fluency and decoding, as well as identifying nouns, adjectives and expanded noun phrases.
It is really important to read regularly with your child. It is also beneficial to read a range of different genre books from different autors. Please click on the images below to access some websites with book recommendations for Year 2.
Please click the image below to see how you can challenge your child in Maths at home.
In Maths, we will focus on counting and place value, including ordering and comparing numbers. The pupils will develop their understanding of + and – using different mental calculation strategies. The pupils will also practice mental recall facts throughout the year.
This term, we will be learning about what it means to be alive. The children will be able to identify living, and dead things and things that have never been alive. Additionally, the children will learn about different materials, their purpose and how they can change shape.
HANDWRITING SPELLING AND GRAMMAR
We will carry out daily handwriting sessions across the week, to help the pupils develop their cursive style further. As well as this, we will incorporate daily spelling and grammar sessions into our timetable. Pupils will be tested every Friday and issued with their new spellings; we would really appreciate it if you could practice these at home with your child.
PE INDOOR (MONDAY)
In dance we will be creating our own sequences and thinking about how we can use our body.
PE OUTDOOR (FRIDAY)
This term, the pupils will be improving their ball control, through tailored activities. We will look at improving our aiming, throwing, catching and passing skills through multi-skilled activities.
Please see picture below for an outline of what children should be wearing for PE. Please can you ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school on the days when your child has PE. Warm jumpers and joggers are also recommended at this time of year for Outdoor PE.
An announcement will be sent each Wednesday for Friday's homework. Homework must be completed by the following Wednesday.
Spelling and Reading
Reading books are to be handed in every Wednesday. Children will pick new reading books on a Friday.
Equipment is in school so please do not send your child with big bags or pencil cases.
Refillable water bottles are great to keep your children focussed and hydrated throughout the day – please can you ensure your child has a water bottle in school with no squash or flavoured water.