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Welcome to Year 2!

 

Hello and welcome to year 2.

Take a look below at some of our learning in year two - you will find lots of information about our exciting topics and pictures of what we have been getting up to. If you need any extra information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us - we will be more than happy to help!

 

Class Teachers

2A Miss Arthur

2B Mrs Smith and Miss Green

 

Support staff

Mrs Bolton

Mrs Zealand

Mrs Pell

 

Our topics this year...

The Lost World

Remember Remember

The Big Smoke

Cracking Contraptions

Countryfile

Finding Neverland

 

Reminders and useful information

PE - This term we have an indoor PE on a Monday and outdoor PE on a Thursday. All children will need school shorts and t-shirt for indoor PE and trainers and a jumper for outdoor PE.

 

Homework - The children will receive a homework menu at the start of each term. The children will be required to complete their homework in their homework books and return it on a Wednesday. Homework books will then be handed out again on Friday ready to complete the task for the following week.

 

Reading - Please listen to your child read and help us to encourage the love of reading. Each class has a reward chart with prizes to encourage the children to read as much as possible. Children can change their books as regularly as they are reading so please put your books in the basket to be changed any day of the week.

 

Times Tables - In year 2, we will be focusing on the 2’s, 5’s and 10 times tables. Please practise these with your children at home. We will be testing the children on these throughout the year. Your child has also received a login for Timestable Rockstars, a fun and competitive way of practising too!

 

Spellings - The children are working hard to learn how to spell the common exception words for year 2. Please see a list of these at the bottom of the page and in your child's homework book.

 

The year 2 team thank you for your continued support.

 

Dates for your diary

Children in Need day - 16th November 2018

Panto trip - 14th December 2018

KS1 Nativity Play - 11th and 13th December 2018

Magna trip - 28th February 2019

Term 2 – Remember, Remember

 

This term our topic is Remember, Remember. In this topic, we will be looking at the Gunpowder Plot and at Remembrance Day. We will be learning all about Guy Fawkes as well as looking at  the reasons behind remembrance day and what it is that we are remembering. This is particularly special this year as it is 100 years since the end of WW1. In our art topic, we will be learning about oil pastel pictures to create some firework art as well as creating our own Flanders Fields pictures using water colours. In music, we will be studying Handel and creating our own firework compositions. RE this term will be a continuation of Islam and we will be looking at life journeys.    

In English this term, we will be focusing on our gunpowder plot work to create newspaper reports. We will be looking at different sentence types. In maths, we will be focusing on multiplication, division and length.

 

Term 1 - The Lost World

 

This term we will be learning all about DINOSAURS! In our topic, we will be learning all about fossils and which dinosaurs they have come from. We will also be learning Mary Anning and discovering why she was so significant. We will also be looking at some dinosaur art, dinosaur music and even thinking about them in our gymnastics lessons. In English, we will be looking at stories and descriptive writing related to dinosaurs! In maths this term, we will be mainly focusing on place value and looking at what the numbers represent before moving onto addition and subtraction. In RE, we will be learning all about Islam.

 

Dinosaur WOW day

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