Year 2

Class Teacher:

Miss Cashman

Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs Kime

Mrs Appleton

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. 

 

Homework

Spellings

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.

Reading

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.

Maths

Your child should access Numbots regularly throughout week.  This gives them the opportunity to develop their skills within number.

Summer 2

English: We will continue to work on our handwriting, using punctuation correctly and co-ordinating conjunctions (and, but, because, when). However, we will be taking this further by using apostrophes for contracted forms (can’t, don’t, shouldn’t) and subordinating conjunctions (if, that), as well as using expanded noun phrases to describe and specify. There will also be a focus on adding suffixes to our words when writing (-er, -est, -ly, -ness, -ful, -ment). We will also look at homophones and near homophones. We will cover all of these things during our exploration of the book ‘Grandad’s Secret Giant’ where our writing outcome will be to write our own version of the story with a focus on morals and acceptance of others. 

Maths: We will be starting with our topic on measurement (length and height), looking at centimetres and metres. We will then move on to our next topic of measurement (mass, capacity and temperature). Year 2 will also be taking part in ‘Morning Maths’ every morning where they will focus on arithmetic questions to gain fluency, this will get them ready for Year 3 where they will start doing this from September. 

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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.

Science 

Our science topic this half-term is animals including humans, looking at growth. We will be looking at different life cycles and stages of life that animals and humans go through.

History

We will be learning all about famous explorers! We will be focusing on Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus and exploring why they are significant.

RE

We will be learning about Judaism, focusing on celebrations.