Year 2 PE Sessions - Summer Term
Thursdays PM and Fridays PM
KS1 SATs Parent Meeting
Summer 1 Homework
Summer 1 Curriculum Overview
The children have been exploring stability with 3D shapes in our DT lessons. Everyone was very enthusiastic and loved investigating how many books they could add to their structures before they collapsed!
Spring 2 Home Learning
It has been a busy week in Year 2! Scooter training, a trip out and World Book Day!
Welcome to Spring 2
We have been learning all about Time!
Spring 1 Home learning
In History, we explored the causes and effects of WW1!
•Each week we set Maths and English learning tasks. These are set on Thursday and is to be returned the following Tuesday. It is important to be returned on time so we are able to check how your child has found the tasks.
•Every child must read x5 per week for 20 minutes. Reading is the most important homework your child can do. If the children have their reading record signed 5 times a week, they will get a stamp. After 5 stamps, the children will get a book mark of their choice. The children are very excited about this!
Thank you for your ongoing support with this.
Mr Beach and Mrs Burks
We have been finding half of a group of objects
We have been sequencing key events from WW1
Have a wonderful Christmas to all of Year 2 and your parents/carers!
Enjoy your break, relax and see you on Thursday 5th January 2023!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Spring 1 Information
Please note: from January, PE days will be Thursday and Friday. On these days, all children need to come in wearing PE kit.
KS1 Nativity ‘Prickly Hay’ 2022
Year 1 and 2 performed an impressive Nativity called ‘Prickly Hay’! They sang, acted and danced brilliantly and we are so proud of them all. Well done everyone and thank you for beautifully sharing the special message behind the season.
Upcoming Christmas Production
Please ensure your child(ren) are practising their lines for the production each evening.
Thank you for your support with this.
We have been enjoying our Little Wandle Practice Reading sessions!
We have been learning about division by sharing!
Key information for Autumn 2:
Dates and events
•7th November at 2:30pm (Y2 Family Learning session)
•13th December (KS1 Christmas Performance)
•14th December (Christmas Jumper and Dinner day)
•19th December at 10am (Christmas Service at Holy Trinity)
This will continue to be set on Thursday and be returned each Tuesday. We will put some more information on the class page about ways to support with this further at home.
Please ensure your child reads for a minimum of 20 minutes (x5 times per week). The practise read will be a familiar text your child can read fluently with 90% accuracy (based on the Little Wandle guidance). To encourage independence, the children will continue to use the ‘book changing box’ when this needs to be changed. Please note- we kindly ask for the reading record to be signed 3 times before changing the book. As well as fluency, it is important the children understand what they are reading (comprehension).
•Is this book fiction or non-fiction? How do you know?
•What do you predict will happen in the text? (Based on the front cover)
•How is this text similar to the book you read last week? How is it different?
•Can you find the word on page X that means Y?
•Who is in the story?
•Where is it set?
•Can you describe what happens in the text?
•Was your prediction based on the front cover correct?
Your child will also continue to have a reading for pleasure book. This is something for you to enjoy reading to your child.
Please ensure this is in school on Thursday and Friday. Your child can bring this home periodically to be washed.
Ladders, Trains and Rockets
Please continue to practise the high frequency word spellings. It is important to revise the ladders/trains/rockets your child has completed to ensure they are remembered and applied in their writing.
Mr Beach, Miss Fung and Mrs Burks
Autumn 2 Curriculum Overview
Our new topic has arrived in Year 2!
This half term, our Geography Topic is ‘All Around the World’
The focus for the family learning session on Monday 7th November will be on locating Continents and Oceans!
Our learning on addition!
Social Story about our upcoming trip (14th October)
Meet the Teacher Meeting
Homework will be sent home today. Each child has a homework book that will be sent out in a plastic wallet. This is due back on Tuesday.
We have started a new Early Reading scheme (Little Wandle). Therefore, we are working as quickly as possible to ensure your child a reading book matched to their phonics level by the end of this week. We thank you for your patience with this.
Curriculum overview (Autumn 1)
Welcome to Year 2!
Mr Beach and Miss Fung have been busy getting the classroom ready for the new school year. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday 5th September.
Mr Beach will be teaching all day on Monday and Tuesday. Miss Fung will teach all day Wednesday-Friday. Mrs Burks will be working in Year 2 every morning and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
At the end of the day, Mr Beach or Miss Fung will walk the class over to the outdoor stage (next to the playground) to send the children home.
We kindly ask the children to walk down to the classroom independently in the mornings.
Things to bring:
Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday.
Please remember to bring your PE kit on those days.
Please bring in a water bottle with fresh water each day.
Pencil cases and stationary are not needed as this is all provided in school.
In our first English lesson, we are going to be writing about the summer holidays. You might like to bring in some photos, information or souvenirs from your summer holidays to share.
See you all soon!
Zones of Regulation Parent/Carer Meeting
Year 2 Zones of Regulation (Feelings and Strategies)
Information about Ladders/Trains/Rockets (High Frequency Words)
Topic Project Homework
Home Learning Guidance
- Every child should read for 20 minutes each day. We recommend this takes place at least five times per week. Reading is the most important homework to complete with your child. When they have read the books a few times, please remember to ask questions about the text such as:
- Is the text Fiction or Non-Fiction? How do you know?
- Who is the author?
- What happened in the story/ text?
- Where did the story take place?
- On page X, what happened?
- What’s your opinion about this text?
- Is this text similar or different to other books you are reading?
- Homework is set on Thursday’s and due back on Tuesday’s. We do not upload homework to the class page as we do vary the homework for different children so the homework is not always the same for the whole class. We kindly ask that homework is expected to be completed every week. If you need a copy of the homework please ask Miss Larkin or Mr Beach at the end of the school day.
- The children are expected to bring in their reading books and records every day. Our soft start to the day involves individual reading so it is essential these are in school every day.
- More guidance is to follow regarding plans for Spelling in KS1 in the New Year.