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Year 2

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome everybody to the Year 2 section of the website.

Class Teachers:

2F Miss Friswell
2M Mrs Marron

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Clemans, Mrs Anthony, Mrs Butterworth, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Pearce

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

Reading at home

In Year 2, it is important that you read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign their reading record.  A member of the Year 2 team will check reading records daily, so please ensure that reading records are returned to school each morning. Books will be changed once they have read it 3 times. In the front of their reading diary, you will find their login details for online learning too. Every child has been given a folder for their reading books and diaries. Please bring the folders to school every day. Please note: If a reading record is lost, there is a small charge for a replacement which is payable via ParentPay.

Homework

Children will be given spellings to learn each Friday, spellings should be practised at home each night ready for a spelling test the following Friday.  We will also upload the spellings to seesaw every week.

In Year 2, children are beginning to learn their multiplication table facts for 2, 5, 10 and 3. Please support your child in regularly accessing ttrockstars  and Numbots to help develop their number fluency. If you need support logging in, please speak to a member of the team. 

P.E.

Our P.E. days are:

2F:  Wednesday 

2M: Wednesday

A gentle reminder that our school P.E. kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps or trainers for outdoor sports, without visible branding. Some P.E. sessions may take place outside so you are welcome to send in long black jogging bottoms and a long sleeved white top.

Water bottles and snacks

Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day. 

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time, but are also offered a piece of fruit from school each day. Please don’t send in nuts due to children in school with allergies. Bread sticks and milk can be purchased at the start of each half-term (please speak to the school office about this.)

English

In English this half-term, we will be reading a non- fiction text about migration called We Travel so Far. We will be looking closely at parts of this book to answer questions and discussing new words and vocabulary. We will also be reading Salty Dogs. A fun story about a band of canine pirates! We will be using prediction and inference skills and summarising the story. In writing lessons, we will be continuing to improve our handwriting and starting to join some letters. We will be using conjunctions, subordination and past tense verbs. We will be writing out own non- fiction pages about Captain Robert Falcon Scott and creating our own version of the story written by Oliver Jeffers, Lost and Found.

Maths

In maths this term, we are continuing to work on the main 4 operations of maths (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We are also building on our money knowledge from year one. We will be working hard on our times tables too. In Year 2 we focus on our 2, 5, 10 and 3 times table. Weekly work to support our maths learning will be put on to Seesaw for extra practise.

History

In history we are looking at a range of famous explorers! We will discover what makes them so significant and we'll also discuss where we think humans will explore next! We will also be asking questions to deepen our understanding. We have a range of books in our classroom to encourage additional, independent learning about these famous explorers too!

Geography

Our focus in geography is all about the Arctic. We will be exploring what life is like in the Arctic and considering what you may see when you're there too!