Year Two

Welcome to Year 2’s class page

We aim to provide the children in Year 2, with an exciting and engaging curriculum with each term focused around a theme.

Welcome Back!

Myself & Mrs Wallace are so happy to welcome you all back to school after the Half Term break. We hope you have had a lovely week off and a well deserved rest!

The classroom is ready for your return and we are so excited to start the 2nd half of this Summer term of learning together.

Growing Sunflowers: Plant & Harvest Sunflowers 🌻 | Gilmour

Creative Curriculum

Autumn Term – Famous Florence

Spring Term – Super Safari

Summer Term – London’s Burning 

What can you find on our class page?

Below we will share information about our curriculum and class routines and provide resources for the children to use to enhance and further their learning at home.

End of Y2 Expectations

Parents Meeting September 2021

We will also share photographs of our work throughout the year for you to see! Here are a few pictures so that you can see what our lovely learning environment looks like.

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Home Reading

Reading helps children with their knowledge, understanding and language. The children are taught to read in school however it is important that you encourage your child to read at home daily and listen to them read a couple of pages of their book every night.

Reading books will be changed every Tuesday and every week the children will also choose a library book to read over the weekend.

  Parents  you must sign your child’s reading diaries so your children can be rewarded with a stamp for their efforts.

Phonics

The children will be learning Phase 6 Phonics daily following Bug Club Phonics to teach spelling rules.

Some children will also be receiving additional boosters to help with their reading of Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics. To help your child at home you can access the Phonics Play website which has some brilliant games to play.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

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Spellings

Each week children will receive 10 spellings from the Year 1&2 National Curriculum to practice in class and at home.

New spellings will be stuck into your child’s reading diary every Friday.

Please help your child to practise their spellings as their main test will be each Friday. 

As one of their weekly homework tasks we would like the children to practise their spellings by writing their words in sentences in their homework books.

In class we use the spelling shed app which the children really enjoy playing.

This can be downloaded (£2.99) from the App Store if you have access to an iPad at home.

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It’s really easy to use. Children can play on the Year 1&2 spellings or you can input our weekly spellings into the Your Lists at the bottom of the main page!

Homework

Maths homework is to be completed online using MyMaths each Wednesday (to be completed by the following Monday)

https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login

Arithmetic books will also be going home 2-3 times per week with four arithmetic questions that need to completed and returned the following day.

You can also download the new White Rose 1 minute Maths app on your phone or tablet for free which can help your child practise their number bonds and addition or subtraction at home.  Just go to your apps and search for 1 minute maths.


What will we learning this Term?

Summer Term 2

R.E – This term we begin with the Liturgical Season of Pentecost where we celebrate Jesus sending the gift of the Holy Spirit. We will be recalling the story of Pentecost and finding out how Christians receive the power of the Holy Spirit today. 

Maths– Measure – Length/Height   Mass/Capacity

You can access more learning on these objectives by visiting the White Rose Home Learning link below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

There are lots of great games that you can play to help practise your skills on Topmarks Maths.

Click on the links below to access the free maths games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk

English  – This half term we will be planning our English writing lessons around the story ‘The Lonely Beast’ by Chris Judd. The children will use drama to help explain the start of the Lonely Beast’s quest, write a character description about the Lonely Beast, retell events using diary entries and also write different sentence types for key illustrations in the story. 

Science  – We will be learning all about Materials and their properties.

Geography  – We will be learning all about London and finding out about the location of some very famous landmarks including ‘Big Ben’ and ‘Buckingham Palace’

DT/Art – In DT we will be making our fire engines which we designed at the end of last half term and then learning about Earth Art during our Art lessons.

PSHE Our puzzle for this half term focuses around ‘Relationships’. 

Computing – In computing we are going to be writing and replying to emails to solve the Mystery of the missing chocolate cake in our ‘We are Detectives’ unit of work.

PE – will now take place on a Wednesday where we will be learning about Athletics.

Please ensure that your child’s P.E kit is in school by the start of every week.