Welcome to Year 2

The Year 2 Team

Miss Keeble

2K

 Mrs Gilbertson

2EG 

Mr Elston

2EG

Mrs Puttock

2K

 

Miss Tickner

2EG 

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      W/C 5th June 2017

    • Topic: Our topic this term is Nature's Giants.
    • English: Our focus in English this week will be writing a recount of our half term news.
    • Maths: The progression in calculations document can be viewed HERE).
    • Science: Science this half term is all habitats.We will be investigating the different habitats we have here a Park Mead.

 

Please take a look at the yearly overview for the Year 2 curriculum by clicking on the link below.  This will allow you to see the coverage for the whole year.

Year 2 2016 2017 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Parents Information Evening PowerPoint

Year 2 Parents Information Evening Leaflet

New Curriculum in Maths for Year 2

 

Timetables

Please click here to download a PDF of the Year 2 timetables for the newly established 'odd' and 'even' week alternate timetables. (These are subject to change according to the needs of the children or special events, focus weeks etc)

 

Key information

Library Days:

2EG Monday     

2K Monday

 

PE Days:

2EG, Odd Week, Monday and Thursday   2EG, Even Week, Monday and Wednesday

2K, Odd Week, Tuesday and Thursday     2K, Even Week, Wednesday and Thursday

 

Reading and Reading Books:

Children are heard read once a week by the class teacher as part of a guided reading group or a 1:1 reading session. They may also be heard by a learning support assistant or a parent helper in addition to this.

Children in Year 2 are expected to independently change their reading books, as they need to, first thing when they enter the classroom in the morning. 'Free readers' who have completed the reading scheme are able to change their books during the designated library time for their class or after school. 

 

Key Dates for Year 2

  

Spring:

Wednesday 29th March: Year 2 Pirate Day! (The children will need to be in pirate costume for this event).

 

Homework

Phonics

Phonics homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned completed to school on the following Tuesday or Wednesday. Each Friday your child will receive a spelling sheet for daily practice of high frequency words or spellings related to their current phonics focus sounds. They will also receive an activity sheet to complete that will correlate with what they have focused on during the week. Please speak to your child's class teacher or phonics teacher if you have any queries around the phonics homework. 

 

Maths (Summer term)

Maths homework will begin to be sent home in the second half of the Summer term for Year 2. This will be 'light touch' homework to prepare the children for the increase in homework they will experience in Year 3. This homework may involve practice of number facts, completion of a worksheet related to recent learning or use of the online 'Abacus' learning platform. (if your child requires another copy of their login for Abacus, please speak to their class teacher).

 

Extra Homework

We welcome the children taking responsibility for their own learning outside of school. If your child completes a piece of extra homework please encourage them to bring this in so that we can mark it and add it to their ongoing work files. (This is also a great opportunity for the children to earn extra planet points).

 

Useful Websites

 

Maths

Mathletics (Please see your child's class teacher if you require login details) 

Woodlands Maths Zone

ICT Games

 

English

Woodlands Literacy Zone

 

Topic

Great Fire of London Interactive Game

Kids National Geographic

Horrible Histories

 

Science

BBC Scienceclips

 

E-Safety

Think U Know 5-7

Kidsmart

 

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