Year 2

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Mrs Collins

2CG

 Mrs Gilbertson

2CG 

Mrs Burnham

2B

 Mrs Puttock

2CG 

Mrs Booth

2B

What is going on this week?   28th September

Remember to send your child in wearing their school PE kit on Monday and Tuesday as they are our PE days this week.

There IS a library this week so please send your child in with any unreturned library books and their current book on Thursday.

Can we remind all children to bring in their reading records every day, as we will check to see if there are any messages from you and they may also be needed to record in if your child has been heard read. Could they also have a water bottle and a jumper/cardigan or coat depending on the weather. 

Due to the safety of everyone in school, can we ask children to leave all toys at home. Also, if your child is using a pencil case in school they must leave it in school to minimise the risk of infection from both sites. Have a fantastic week! 

 

Autumn Term 1

 

A huge well done to all of the children for settling in so brilliantly into the new, and slightly different, classrooms and routines. They have all been very sensible, helpful, and are clearly full of enthusiasm for the new school term, which has been fantastic to see!

We are all so pleased to be back in the classroom and are thrilled to see the children having fun with their friends and enjoying learning in their new Year 2 environment.

Library -We will visit the library every other week on a Thursday. The children loved browsing for books last week and were very excited to use our fantastic library again. Some children had some outstanding books from before Lockdown so, if we could ask you to have a look for any outstanding books that you still may have it would be greatly appreciated by our super librarian!

Unfortunately, children will not be able to borrow any more books until they are returned. However, if the book cannot be found, please speak to

Mrs Bickmore or send in a note and we will pass it on to her. Thank you!

English: 

  • Writing to Entertain

We will be continuing to use the Talk for Writing approach to teaching writing, and our first type of story will be "Defeating the Monster." The children will learn a classic story, then begin to change it to make it their own, and finally write their own, original tale. We will be focusing on describing characters as we write our stories, adding details to help our readers create a picture in their heads.

Grammar and punctuation is taught as part of the process of writing a story. We will be focusing on: sequencing sentences to make a story, using time signposts, using expanded noun phrases, consistent use of the past or present tense, using capital letters, full stops and exclamation marks, leaving spaces between words

  • Non-negotiables: Every time the children write at school we ask them to make sure that they have put a full stop at the end of every sentence, that they have used capital letters to begin sentences and for names, that they have finger spaces between their words, and that they have used a question mark at the end of a question. 

 

Reading:

Reading books have been sent home this week. We will be changing reading books on Tuesdays and Fridays in 2B and Mondays and Thursdays in 2CG to allow for the books to be quarantined before being returned to circulation. The children currently have books based on the last book band they were reading in Year 1. We are in the process of assessing all the children to make sure they are reading books at the appropriate level for them and will make any changes by the end of next week (14th September). New reading records will also be coming home later this week.

The most important homework in Year 2 is to read, as often as possible, but at least 5 days per week, for around 10 minutes.

Phonics and Spelling:

Phonics will be taught daily and spelling once a week. Spelling homework will be set on Spelling Shed each Friday linked to the spelling or phonics that the children have been learning that week. Our expectation is that the children will spend a minimum of 10 minutes playing Spelling Shed games at least 3 times per week. The Spelling Shed passwords have changed - please check the front of your childs (new) reading record for their log in details.                     

 

Maths:

We are following the White Rose maths curriculum.  

Weeks 1-3: Number and Place Value - numbers to 100

Weeks 4-8: Addition and Subtraction - within 100, adding and subtracting 1s, 10s and then adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers

Weeks 9 and 10: Money - counting money, comparing amounts, calculating and solving problems using money

 

Maths homework is to practise number skills and arithmetic on Numbots. Once we begin learning our times tables in the Spring term, we also expect the children to use TT Rockstars to practise their tables.

 Science:

Our Science topic this term is materials. We will be looking at the properties of materials and why those properties make different materials suitable for some purposes but not others. We will be investigating and comparing properties of different materials, and finding out how the properties of some materials can be changed.

Topic:

We will be learning all about the Great Fire of London, how it started, what happened, and how it changed London.

After half term our topic will be Ice and we will be learning about the polar regions of the world.

 

Useful Information

PE Days

Our PE lessons take place on different days each week.

Week 1: Monday and Thursday   (Weeks commencing 7th September, 21st September, 5th October, 19th October)

Week 2: Monday and Tuesday   (Weeks commencing 14th September, 28th September, 12th October)

On PE days, please send your child to school in suitable PE kit, ensuring they are warm enough to be outside for PE, break and lunchtime in the prevailing weather.

 

Reading Books

2B -Reading books will be changed twice each week on a Tuesday and Friday. 

2CG -Reading books will be changed twice each week on a Monday and Thursday.

Library Books

Please return any library books that your child has had at home over the summer. We will be re-opening the school library soon: when we do, our library day will be Wednesday.

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