Welcome to Year 2 - Miss Bryan, Miss Elliott, Mrs Bell & Miss Olive
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Year 2!
I’m sure both you and your child are excited to be back for a brand new school year. We have lots of exciting topics and trips planned. Please have a look around our webpage, things will be added regularly so keep checking. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask any of the adults in Year 2.
Project (English & Topic): Muck, Mess & Mixtures!
We're warning you; this is going to get messy!
This half term, we'll have a messy morning to investigate mixtures, from paint and toothpaste to jelly and shaving foam. We'll enjoy the story of George's Marvellous Medicine and write recipes, leaflets, lists and stories of our own. We'll use our science skills to explore everyday materials, investigate soap products and understand why mixtures freeze and melt. We'll learn how to measure using scales, measuring jugs and cylinders accurately. We'll taste a wide variety of foods, learn about healthy eating and follow recipes to make some yummy treats including pizza and ice cream! Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills. We'll use marbling inks to make unusual patterns, create food landscapes inspired by Carl Warner, paint with ice cubes, model clay into exciting shapes and use a variety of materials to make mixed media collages. At the end of our project, we'll turn our classroom into a gallery and invite all of our parents/ carers to view our exhibition.
So what do you say Year 2? Are you ready to dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint, play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods?
Don't worry about the mess... it'll always wash!
You can help your child at home by completing the activities sent home with them. When completed please bring these back into class. You can also find Singapore Maths videos under the Parents/Carers section on this website. Keep helping your child at home by practising their 2’s, 5’s and 10’s times tables and dividing facts in and out of order! Weekly times tables challenges will continue to take place every Friday.
PE will take place on a Monday morning and a Tuesday afternoon. If you wish to wash your child’s PE kit weekly they may take their kit home on a Tuesday night, however, they will need to bring them back into school ready for the following Monday.
This half term in RE Year 2 will be looking at The Bible. We will be determining which stories are from the Old Testament and which are from the New Testament and thinking about which books are special to us just like The Bible is special to Chrsitians.
Reading at Home
Please encourage your child to read every night. May we also ask that you write a comment in your child’s reading record including the page they have read up to or if they have finished their book. Reading books and records are checked every morning and books are changed if completed.
Well done to all the children that met their reading target and earned their place at the Starbooks movie afternoon. To ensure your child is in with a chance to attend the next Starbooks treat and enjoy an activity of their choice, please help them to read at least 3 times a week at home so that they get their golden ticket!
Weekly spellings will be given out to each child on a Friday. Children will have a full week to learn their spellings and they will be tested the following Friday.
Children will be given their homework at the start of each term which will link to our topic work. Children will have the full half term to work on at least 3 tasks. Children can bring their homework in at various points before the end deadline. Children’s work will be celebrated in class and in our homework celebration assembly.
Water bottles can be brought into the classroom and stored. Children will be reminded to take their water bottle home at the end of the day to wash it out at home. It is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day.
Your child has key words in which they need to practise reading and spelling. The Year 2 key words can be found on the left of this page or at the front of their reading record book. You can include reading and spelling these words into your child's reading and spelling routine.
You should have received a letter informing you of your child’s login information to access the online resource containing Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar tests. Please speak to your class teacher to get a copy of individual usernames and passwords. You can also find a Year 2 grammar glossary on the left of the page which will explain the meaning of the words found in the grammar tests. Please also find additional Year 2 grammar tests you may complete with your child on the left of this page.