Welcome to Year 2
The Year 2 Team
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.
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)
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
Wednesday 29th March: Year 2 Pirate Day! (The children will need to be in pirate costume for this event).
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).
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).
Mathletics (Please see your child's class teacher if you require login details)