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Mrs Clark                      Mrs Collins                       Miss Bray

Summer 2 2019

Welcome back to our final term in Year 2. We had an extremely short but busy term and all the challenges are complete, ready to start a fresh new term!
This term we will be focusing on science and geography in our topic time, and we will be looking at plant and animals and their habitats. Look out for the knowledge organiser information sheets coming home. We will also be looking at map skills and features of our environments in Geography.
In PE we will be getting ready for sports day as well as focusing on our mindfulness and relaxation including some Yoga! PE is Monday and Tuesdays, please can we politely remind you to have PE kits in school all week, long hair must be tied back and earrings MUST NOT be worn. There will be lots of enrichment and enhancement time, which takes place on a Wednesday.
Towards the end of term, we will have the opportunity to focus in on some key areas, such as Judaism during World Faith Week, art skills during Art Week, encouraging enjoyment and developing a love of reading during Reading Week and not forgetting the build up to sports day during Healthy Week.
Mr McCann and Miss Simpson will be with us for most of the term and will be teaching Year 2 as part of their teacher training. Mrs Clark, Miss Tipple and Mrs Upham will be supporting throughout the term.
We look forward to seeing you all in church for our end of year celebrations… don’t forget to check the school calendar.

Summer 1 2019

Welcome back Year 2 and the start of our summer time. We have a short but very busy term ahead of us!

We will be continuing with our Animals topic, looking at how different animals grow including humans. We will be looking at how we stay healthy and what we need to do to make good food and lifestyle choices.

In Maths and English, we will be revisiting different areas in preparation for SATs, with a focus on reading. We need to read and reread books, sharing them at home and asking lots of questions about what might happen or what the author is inferring in the texts. We will be looking at books by the same authors and making links. What books have you read at home by the same authors?

We will be dancing, LOTS! In preparation for our May Day celebrations we will be practising the traditional May Pole dance, don’t forget to get thinking about your May Day creation. This year the theme is The Environment and Recycling.

Spring 2 2019

Welcome back to Year 2 and Spring Term 2!

In Maths this term we are focussing on addition and subtraction, in particular using 2 digit numbers in our calculations, we will be looking at lots of different ways to help us work out these calculations. We will be ensuring we are confident with place value and understanding the value of numbers in tens and one and how we can use number knowledge and facts to work out problems we do not know. We will also be looking at fractions and time. Remember each week there are activities available to complete on MyMaths and TT Rockstars.

In English we will be thinking about who is afraid of the big bad wolf and investigating topsy turvy traditional tales, starting with a visit to the Rainbow Factory. These will be familiar stories but told in a different way! We will continue to practise our handwriting and each week a new spelling rule will be taught and will be available to practice on Spelling Shed.

Topic This term we will be focusing on science and DT. In science we will be investigating animals including humans and what we need to survive including how to lead a healthy balanced life. In DT we will be investigating different types of puppets and we will be planning, making and evaluating our own puppets.

Timetable Change – we will now be doing PE on a MONDAY and FRIDAY. However please make sure your child has PE kit ALL WEEK during term time as we do have other activities in school requiring kit. Enrichment and enhancement takes places on WEDNESDAY.

Please note that PE kit should include red t-shirt, black shorts and school pumps for indoor PE. You will be notified if outdoor kit is required. Long hair must be tied back and earrings removed.

Children will be able to change their reading book on a daily basis if they so wish. It is important to keep us informed of their home reading with a comment and a signature every time you hear your child read at home. We encourage you to return book bags each day so that reading records can be checked regularly and books can be changed daily.

Homework Homework will include activities on TT Rockstars, MyMaths and Spelling Shed. These will be available online every Friday

Spring 1 - 2019

Happy New Year, we hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year break.

In Maths we will start by recapping place value and division and we will be focusing on shapes, space and measures, looking at time and positions as well 3d shapes. We will begin looking at SAT style questions in class.

In English we will be looking at Space stories, both fiction and non fiction. We will be learning key grammar skills including how to write different types of sentences and introducing new spelling rules, there will be homework each week on Spelling Shed linked to the weekly spelling rule.

Science This term we are focusing on science and our investigation skills, exploring and predicting what might happen.

Timetable Change – we will now be doing PE on a Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure your child has PE kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps) all week during term time.

Children will be able to change their reading book on a daily basis if they so wish. It is important to keep us informed of their home reading with a comment and a signature every time you hear your child read at home. We encourage you to return book bags each day so that reading records can be checked regularly and books can be changed daily.

Homework
Homework will include activities on TT Rockstars, MyMaths and Spelling Shed. These will be available online every Friday.

Autumn 2 - 2018

Hello, welcome to Year 2’s webpage. We will be updating this page regularly so please keep checking back for details of what we have been up to!

We have had a busy first half term and are ready for Autumn 2.

In Maths we will start by recapping place value and addition as well as looking at subtraction and multiplication, get practising on TT Rockstars.

In English we will be learning about the real life superhero’s from World War One. We will be learning key grammar skills including how to write different types of sentences and introducing new spelling rules. 

In Art we will be focusing on black and white art based around the First World War, using charcoal and silhouettes.

Children will be able to change their reading book on a daily basis if they so wish. It is important to keep us informed of their home reading with a comment and a signature every time you hear your child read at home. We encourage you to return book bags each day so that reading records can be checked regularly and books can be changed daily.

PE is on Monday and Friday and full PE kit is required. We ask that all uniform is labelled and PE bags are left at school until the holidays. Velocity will do PE on a Friday. Year 2 will also do Competitive sports and dance with Velocity as part of our enrichment.

Homework
Homework will include activities on TT Rockstars, MyMaths and Spelling Shed. These will be available online every Friday.

Autumn 1 2018

Hello, welcome to Year 2’s webpage. We will be updating this page regularly so please keep checking back for details of what we have been up to!

Mrs Collins, Miss Bray and I are very excited for the new year at East Bierley. This term we are going on an adventure, our topic is based on ‘Around the world in 80 days’ but it’s not necessarily about Phileas Fogg!

In Maths we will start by recapping place value and understanding number, building our knowledge of addition strategies then investigating. We will also be learning the measure of money and capacity and investigating subtraction.

In English we will be learning how to improve our sentence writing using conjunctions and adjectives. We will explore stories from other cultures and tales about the world. We will write postcards and short stories.

In Science we will be investigating plants and animals from around the world, learning about their habitats, their offspring and their habitats.

In Art and DT we will be starting to understand the process of ‘design, make, and evaluate’ and will be making modes of transport for our adventure around the world. We will become artists taking inspiration from artists from different countries.

In Geography we will be learning mapping skills. We will investigate our journey to school and draw maps of the local area. You might see us out and about in the village using our compasses.

Children will be able to change their reading book on a daily basis if they so wish. Each child will also be given a reading record book. It is important to keep us informed of their home reading with a comment and a signature every time you hear your child read at home. We encourage you to return book bags each day so that reading records can be checked regularly.

PE is on Tuesday and Thursday and full PE kit is required. We ask that all uniform is labelled and PE bags are left at school until the holidays. Velocity will do PE on a Thursday. Year 2 will also do Competitive sports and dance with Velocity as part of our enrichment.

Homework
Homework will include activities on TT Rockstars, MyMaths and Spelling Shed. These will be available online every Friday. More information on how to access these programmes will be available at the Curriculum meeting.

Year 2 curriculum 2017-18