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.
Now we have come to the end of Phonics, we will begin daily spellings lessons and a spelling test every Monday Please see the link at the bottom of the page to see the spellings for this half term which was also sent home with children. Instead of rote learning words by memory, we will be looking at spelling rules/patterns. There is still the same expectation for your child to practise these rules as part of their weekly homework.
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. This will be part of the weekly homework and it will be checked regularly.
English: Our book focus for this half term is called “Grandad’s Secret Giant” by David Litchfield. Our writing outcome is to write our own story based on this one. We will continue to work on our handwriting as we move towards cursive joins to connect letters together. We will continue to use new punctuation, apostrophes and introduce new conjunctions (that, if and when). We will continue to develop the use of expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.
Maths: We will be starting this half term with our topic on Length and Height where children should master measuring in centimetres and metres. We will then focus on telling the time to and past the hour in 5 minute intervals on a 12 hour clock. We will also look at position and direction using langusge such as, turns, left, right, quarter and half turns.
Year 2 will also be taking part in daily arithmetic where they will focus on gaining fluency.
Key Links for Home Learning
PE will be taught every Thursday and Friday so children are required to wear their full PE kits to school on these days 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 ‘Animas including humans’. We will be learning about different animal life cycles such as butterflies, frogs and humans. We will continue to develop our scientific inquiry skills through scientific investigations.
We will be looking at famous explorers across the world such as Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and Amelia Earheart.
We will be learning about Judaism.