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Year 2

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome everybody to the Year 2 section of the website.

Class Teacher: Miss Anderton
LSAs: Miss Awan & Mrs Bancroft

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 2 team.

Autumn 1 

Remote learning

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. 

Maths

Place Value, Addition and Subtraction

This half term we will be learning about Numbers to 100, Addition and Subtraction. 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 to increase their fluency with basic Mathematic skills. You only need to play 5mins!

Please ensure your children are continuing to access their TT Rockstars & Numbots account through the app/website.

English

Class Reader- Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett.

In English we will be looking at a range of texts throughout the year. We will base our English writing around these texts. The first text we will be reading is Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett. We will be looking at postcards and letters to home, creating our own holiday destination and describing it using adjectives

Science

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

History

The Great Fire of London

We will be investigating the fire, how it spread and the effects it had on London. We will also look into the diary of Samuel Pepys to investigate historical accounts and find the differences between fact and fiction

Geography

Where do I live?

Our Geography topic for this term is “Where do I Live.” During this topic we will view the world on a large scale, finding the oceans and continents. Then we will delve closer into the UK to find the countries and capital cities. Finally, we will investigate our local area of Eccles to find the key human features of our town.

Art & Design

Pablo Picasso-Weeping Woman

In Art this year we will be we will focus on Pablo Picasso and his work “Weeping Woman.” Children will get to explore self-portraits and begin to use paint to explore colour and tones.

Design & Technology

Making Fire Engines 

In this topic we will be exploring the moving parts of a fire engine, identifying how it moves. Then we will be designing our own vehicles identifying which materials would be suitable for the different parts of the fire engine.

R.E

The Bible

This term we will be thinking about the question, ‘The Bible. Why is it such a special book?’ We will look at the different books of The Bible, finding the differences between the New and Old Testament.

P.E

Our P.E days this term are Mondays and Fridays. 

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