Welcome to Year Two

PE

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

Homework

Homework will be set on Teams on a Friday and is due in the following Friday, therefore a week to complete it. We will use MyMaths and Spelling Shed to set weekly assignments. I would suggest completing these in short bursts throughout the week – particularly Spelling Shed so that the spellings are maintained. We also still have access to Numbots and TT Rockstars. As TT Rockstars will be fairly new, please take some time to explore this. This is a great opportunity for children to revisit key number facts and increase their confidence and fluency. The login details are the same for both Numbots and TT Rockstars.

In addition to the usual online platforms, I will also be setting an additional learning challenge on Teams which links to current learning. This could be a quiz, a video to watch or a task to complete. Any work related to this can be sent back through the assignment as done so during lockdown. The children will be shown in class as a reminder on how to access the homework. If you require any login details, please do not hesitate to ask.

Also ensure your child is reading their home reading book and that you comment within their reading records. Books will be changed once a week.

Class Teacher

Miss M Cox
Miss M Cox

Class Agreement

Year 2 class agreement

Summer 1

Welcome to Summer 1!

We hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday. We want to say a big thank you for all your hard work last half term. We were so impressed with your letter and instruction writing. You showed a super understanding of your geography topic of Coastlines. You did a fantastic job of painting seascapes and developing your creativity with our character Mr Salt.

The topic for this half term is Events Beyond Living Memory. We will look at the history of flight, comparing flights through time. We will also explore the first aeroplane flight and the importance of the Wright Brothers in the history of flight. I wonder if you know anything about these significant figures already. In English, we will be using our history knowledge to write our own non-chronological reports. We will be exploring different modes of transport which will help build on our learning of flight travel. We will also be developing our knowledge of Significant Individuals and the change they made in history. In science, we will be looking at plants and animals. I wonder if you know of any animal facts already. This half term we will be continuing 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 focusing on time, as well as looking at different units of measurement.

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.

Homework

Spelling Shed, MyMaths and Times Table Rockstars homework will be set weekly. Please also continue to access Numbots at home. These platforms are most effective when completed in short bursts throughout the week.

Also ensure your child is reading their home reading book and that you comment within their reading records. Books will be changed weekly but can be changed more frequently if required.

PE

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

Miss Cox, Mrs Collins, Mrs Imran and Mrs Divine

 

Spring 2

Welcome to Spring 2!

We hope you had a wonderful February half-term. We want to say a big thank you for all your hard work with home learning last term. We were blown away by all your efforts despite these challenging times. We were so impressed with your acting skills with the retelling of The Cobbler and the Dragon. We were even more impressed with your writing of the story. You showed a super understanding of money and your science topic of plants.

The topic for this half term is Coastlines. We will be looking at different parts of the Coast. We will drawing on your knowledge of Oceans and Seas. We will be developing our locational geography and locating some of the coastlines in the UK. I wonder if you know of any already. In English, we will be looking at writing to inform, through letters and instructions. We will be exploring the features of these two genres and developing the skills to write our own letters and instructions. I wonder if you have seen any or written either of these two genres before. This half term we will be continuing 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 fractions.

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.

Homework

Spelling Shed, MyMaths and Times Table Rockstars homework will be set weekly. Please also continue to access Numbots at home. These platforms are most effective when completed in short bursts throughout the week. Log ins for these will be sent home shortly.

Also ensure your child is reading their home reading book and that you comment within their reading records. Books will be changed weekly but can be changed more frequently if required.

PE

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

Miss Cox, Mrs Collins, Mrs Imran and Mrs Divine

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.

Homework

Spelling Shed, MyMaths and Times Table Rockstars homework will be set weekly. Please also continue to access Numbots at home. These platforms are most effective when completed in short bursts throughout the week.

Also ensure your child is reading their home reading book and that you comment within their reading records. Books will be changed weekly but can be changed more frequently if required.

PE

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

Miss Cox, Mrs Collins, Mrs Imran and Mrs Divine

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 phonics again this half term in preparation for our phonics check, recognising sounds and decoding words. 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.

Homework

Spelling Shed, MyMaths and Times Table Rockstars homework will be set weekly. Please also continue to access Numbots at home. These platforms are most effective when completed in short bursts throughout the week. Log ins for these will be sent home shortly.

Also ensure your child is reading their home reading book and that you comment within their reading records. Books will be changed weekly but can be changed more frequently if required.

PE

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

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.

The topic 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!