Welcome everybody to the Year 2 section of the website.
Class Teacher: Miss Anderton
LSAs: Miss Awan & Mrs Bancroft
Student Teacher: Ms Willetts
If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 2 team.
If your child is at home self-isolating, work will be provided via Seesaw for your child to complete. This will reciprocate the work being covered in class. Please check Seesaw daily for updates and tasks set.
Reading at home
In Year 2, your child will be given a reading day. On your child's reading day they will need to bring their reading record and reading book into school. Each child will read with an adult and a new reading book will be provided. Please see our Seesaw page for your child's reading day!
We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records.
Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game. Remember we also have our online Ebooks available through RWI Oxford Owls.
Time, Picture Graphs and Revision
This half term we will be learning how to tell the time to o'clock, half part, quarter past and quarter to. Can you tell the time? Maybe you could try looking for different clocks around your house? We will keep our lessons practical so that we can fully immerse ourselves in these chapters! It is important that the children develop these basic Mathematical skills in order to progress through the year 2 curriculum. Year 2 are also encouraged to use Numbots/TTRockstars to increase their fluency with basic Mathematic skills. You only need to play 5mins. We will begin to do a weekly times tables quiz and our aim is to beat our previous score!
Please ensure your children are continuing to access their TT Rockstars & Numbots account through the app/website.
Class Reader- The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith
In English we will be looking at a range of texts throughout the year. We will base our English writing around these texts. The text we will be focusing on this half term is The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith. We will be looking at using a range of non fiction text types as well as previous fiction types to create pieces all about road safety and HEDGEHOGS!
In Science this year, we will revisit and learn new themes each week. We have some great topics this year which are listed below.
Biology- Animals including Humans, Living things and their Habitats and Plants.
Chemistry- Everyday Materials
Physics- Seasonal Changes
Our History topic for this term is "If you lived at the seaside, what would you see?" During this topic we will look back at what seaside holidays were like and compare them to our seaside holidays today. Maybe you could ask your family members what holidays were like for them when they were younger? How did they travel to the seaside? What tasty snacks could they enjoy at the beach?
Our Geography topic this half term is Seas and Coasts. We will be using our knowledge of the continents to locate the different Seas and Coasts around the world. We will also be learning about the importance of Seas and Coasts and how we can look after them for futures to come.
Art & Design
Anthony Gormley- Sculpture
In Art this term we will be focusing on the work of Anthony Gormley. Have a look online at some of his work and let us know what you think on Seesaw. https://www.antonygormley.com/
Design & Technology
Nutrition- Fruit Salads
In this topic we will be exploring where food comes from and what nutrients we need from food to keep us healthy. Also, we will be learning about food hygiene so that when we begin to make our own fruit salads we are fully prepared to work in a kitchen. I wonder what your favourite fruit is? What fruits have you not tried and would like to try?
Jesus- A friend to everyone
This term we will be reading lots of Bible stories and thinking about how Jesus was a friend to everyone. What makes a good friend? Who is your friend? How can we be more like Jesus and be a friend to everyone?
Our P.E days this term are Mondays and Wednesdays.
Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their full P.E kit.
Water bottles & snacks
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.
Children can purchase bread sticks at the start of each half term (see Miss Brown in the school office) or bring a healthy snack for break time.
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4