Learning Support Assistants:
Welcome to Year 2!
Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office.
10 spellings to be tested every Friday through a dictation exercise. Sentences including the weekly spellings will be read out slowly where your child will need to write only the spelling they have practised. Spellings will be completed each week in children’s spelling books and sent home so you can see how your child is progressing.
Your child should read at least 3 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Learning to read and understand what we read is paramount and, for children and adults alike, it opens up doors to endless opportunities. Read, Write Inc is our Phonics programme that focuses on developing children’s reading, fluency and understanding. With its repetitive nature it quickly develops the children’s ability to decode unfamiliar words as well support them through any writing process. With this in mind, it is essential that the children read as much as possible at home and ensure that they bring their reading book and record into school on a daily basis. This enables us to change their books regularly and give them access to a wider range of genres whilst developing their love of reading.
Your child should access Numbots regularly throughout week. This gives them the opportunity to develop their skills within number.
English: During the first week back, we will be looking at poetry. We will focus on a poem called ‘Night Sounds’ by Berlie Doherty and use it to help us write our own poem. During the second week, we will be focusing on Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar skills. Then we will start our unit of work based on a book called ‘Major Glad, Major Dizzy’ by Jan Oke where we will be using more subordination (because, when, if, that), present and past tenses correctly, and puncutation including apostrophes for possession. Our writing outcome is to write a recount of historical events from the text from Major Glad’s point of view.
Maths: During the first 2 weeks back, we will be re-capping important number skills and place value including addition and subtraction and multiplication/ times tables. Then we will move onto our new topic; learning all about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. Towards the end of the half-term we will be learning about fractions. We will look at recognising and finding halves, quarters and thirds of shapes and numbers.
Key Links for Home Learning
PE will be taught every Wednesday and so children are required to wear their full PE kits to school on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in any PE lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.
Our science topic this half-term is plants. We will be looking at what a plant needs to grow healthy, the life cycle of a plant and the difference between a bulb and a seed.
We will be learning all about the Great Fire of London!
We will be learning about Islam.