Welcome to Year Two

PE

Our PE days will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please come to school wearing your PE clothes, with long hair tied up and earrings removed.

Homework

Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars homework will be set weekly. On Spelling Shed please aim to reach the Royal Bee level each week. On Numbots/TT Rockstars, please aim for 5 minutes each night. On My Maths, children should aim for 100% but if they get less than 75% try have another go. These platforms are most effective when completed in short bursts throughout the week. Log ins for these will be sent home shortly.

Your child will be sent home with a reading book and a reading record. Please ensure your child is reading their home reading book for at least 10 minutes each night and that you comment within their reading records. Books will be changed once a week.

Additionally, the children will receive 10 spellings each week for them to practise at home. These again can be practised in small bursts.

There will also be some extra tasks that will be set on Teams which can be completed throughout the half term. There will be a choice of 6, however, the children will only need to complete 4 of these throughout the half term. You may want to send a photo or video of your work to show you have completed the task

Mrs Winder will teach on a Monday morning for Miss Cox’s planning time.

The Year 2 Team are available to speak to you at the door for minor queries, but should a longer appointment be required, please contact the office.

Class Teacher

Miss M Cox
Miss M Cox

Class Agreement

Spring 1

Welcome to Spring 1!

We hope you enjoyed a well-deserved break over the holidays. What a busy, yet fantastic Autumn term we had! We are so proud of everything you achieved in your first full term. You blew us away with your enthusiasm and willingness to learn, especially whilst putting our nativity together. Your knowledge of the Food and Farming was very impressive, and we were so impressed with all the facts you recalled on The Great Fire of London.

The topic for this half term is Living things and their habitats. We will look at a range of animals and explore the habitats in which they live. We will also explore what animals, plants and humans need to survive. We will also be exploring one of the seven continents, North America. I wonder if you know of any states in America already. In English, we will be looking at stories from different cultures, with a focus on myths and legends. We will be exploring dragons and building up our drama skills to support our narrative writing. I wonder if you have heard tales of dragons before. This half term we will be moving on to look at more complex spellings and spelling rules. We will apply these skills, alongside our phonic knowledge, in our reading and writing. In maths, we will be looking at multiplication and division.

We are so excited to embark on another term of teaching you and hope you are going to enjoy your new learning again for this term.

Autumn 2

Welcome to Autumn 2!

We are so proud of how you settled into Year 2 and tackled all the new learning and challenges in the first half term. We hope you had as much fun last half term as we did teaching you. We were so impressed by all your knowledge on The Great Fire of London. You definitely taught us some new things. Your knowledge of traditional tales was super and you did a great job of retelling Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

The topic for this half term is Food and Farming. We will look at the different farms and methods of farming. We will also explore how food is grown and how food is grown in different parts of the world. We will be using our knowledge of continents to understand how food is transported around the world. I wonder if you know anything about how food is grown and transported already. In English, we will be looking at non-fiction texts, in particular non-chronological reports. We will be exploring the features of non-chronological reports and will be building up to write our own. I wonder if you know some of the features already. We will be putting a lot of emphasis on spelling rules and applying these to our writing. We will continue to apply these skills in our reading and writing. Following on from our place value topic in maths, we will be focusing on addition and subtraction this term.

We have lots of exciting lessons and activities planned for you this half term. We hope you are going to enjoy your new learning again for this term.

Autumn 1

Welcome to Year 2!

We hope you had the best summer filled with lots of fun. We are so excited to have you back in school and cannot wait for all the fun learning we are going to be doing together.

Our history for this half term is The Great Fire of London. We will recap our knowledge of London and see what facts we can recall. We will look at what London was like at the time of the fire compared to now. We will also explore how the fire started and how the fire spread through the city. In English, we will be exploring different traditional tales and will even be looking at some traditional tales with a twist. I wonder what traditional tales you know of already and if you have a favourite? In phonics we will be recapping our phonics sounds and will continue to apply these in our reading and writing. In Maths, we will start the term by developing our understanding of place value and number knowledge.

We have a lot of exciting lessons planned for you and hope that you are excited to get to learning in school - we are looking forward to getting to know you even more this year!

Miss Cox, Ms Bray, Mrs Imran and Mrs Winder