Year 2

Class Teacher:

Mrs Bonney

Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs Millington

Miss Atherton

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.

 

Spellings

Your child will focus on spellings in school, linked to RWI where apllicable. In addition, we will cover a new spelling rule each week, taken from the Y2 curriculum. The first week of each half term will focus on words taken from the class text. These will be sent home on the first day to practise at home. 

Homework

Reading

Your child should complete their whole reading book 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.

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Maths

Your child should access Numbots regularly throughout  the week.  This gives them the opportunity to develop their skills within number. This will be part of the weekly homework and it will be checked regularly.

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Autumn 2

English:  This half term’s text is ‘The Owl who was afriad of the dark’ by JillTomlinson. This is a lovely story, with lots of expressive language and factual information about owls. We will focus on using expanded noun phrases to write descriptions and will also develop our knowledge of owls. We will use this new knowledge to create a non-chronological report, using organisationtional features such as sub-headings, pictures, captions and labels.

Maths: We will continue our work on addition and subtraction, building up to crossing tens boundaries. The children will be shown pictorial representations of numbers, which they can use as jottings to help them calculate accurately. We will then move on to looking at the properties of 2d and 3d shapes, including lines of symmetry

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Key Links for Home Learning

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Purple Mash Link

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PE remains every Thursday morning. 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.

Science 

Our science topic this half-term is ‘Animals including Humans.’ We will learn about the life cycle of birth, growth, reproduction and death related to different animals, including humans. We will explore stages of development from birth through to old, age and will look at the basic characteristics of inheritence.

History

This half term, the children will learn all about The Beatles. We will explore how music has changed across the decades, focusing on building a sense of chronology. The children will consider changes within their living memory, as well as finding out about history before thier birth. We will visit The Beatles Museum in Liverpool to consolidate our learning and to see some real life artefacts.

RE

We will continue to learn about Christianity, with the focus on Jesus as ‘light of the world.’ Children will learn about the powers of Jesus, through stories and will explore Christian traditions around Christingle, Advent and Christmas. Children will particiapte in the Key Stage 1 nativity performance.

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