Welcome to Year 2!

Class 2M

Teacher - Miss Majevadia

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Martin

Learning Support Assistant - Mrs Leslie

Class 2S

Teacher - Miss Saxon

 

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Patel

Learning Support Assistant - Mrs Fairbairn & Mrs Krasniqi

Reminders

PE: 

2M  PE days are Monday and Thursday.   

2S  PE days are Monday and Wednesday.     

Please come in your PE kits on these days.

 

Homework:

Homework will be set via google classroom on a Friday and will be due the following Friday. 

 

Reading:

Please send your child into school with their reading record, and book everyday. 

Termly curriculum overview

This is a brief overview of what we will be learning this half term. 

Parent Information

Here is some important information you will need for this year. 

English

Our focus text for writing this term are: 

Reading

Please read with your child for five to ten minutes fives times a week.  Use the reading VIPERS below to support questioning.  Questioning when reading with your child is fundamental at this stage in their reading development to help them develop their comprehension skills as your children become more able to read fluently.

We will be reading with your child 1:1 every week. We will also be having a daily guided reading whole class session. During the guided reading sessions, we will also be focusing on the VIPERS skills. This half term we will be reading 'The Water Horse'.

Phonics

Our school has chosen Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised as our new systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programme to teach early reading and spelling.  

Please click on the link below which will take you to the parent support page for phonics information.

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/ 

Spelling

Below are the common exception words and high frequency words for KS1. 

Common exception words = words that cannot be decoded using phonics. 

High frequency words = words that are frequently used in books (some are decodable, some are not).

RE

In RE, we have been investigating 'Who inspires us'. Through this topic we have looked at inspiration people in our lives, inspirational people to Christians and Muslims. We have looked at Christian Faith Stories such as Zacchaeus and the story of the first Muezzin. 

Art/DT

This half term, we will be focusing on textiles and create a pencil case using the running stitch. 

Previously in Art, we have explore the use of primary and secondary colour. We also learned about different tones and how to create different textures within our Art. 

PSHE

To explore our topic of  Living in the Wider World, we will look at internet safety and harms and online relationships.

Music

In Music, we use the scheme Charanga.

Our topic this half term 'How does music make the world a better place?'

We will learn songs that link to this topic and use the glockenspiels to play along to these songs. 

Computing

This half term we will be focusing on 'We are game Testers' and looking at the different coding algorithms behind different games. 

Maths

We will set maths homework on Mathletics and may send home some additional work if we feel that it is required. 

When counting or practising times tables with your children at home, please remember to count forwards AND backwards. This is vital to their knowledge and understanding of number patterns.

We are now testing the children weekly on their multiplication knowledge.  We shall begin with testing the 10 x table up to 12 x 10. Children have been given their login details to practise on 'TimesTables Rockstars'. 

Below are maths mats that show some of the objectives your child will be learning in school.  You might find them useful when working with your child at home.

During our money topic, we will count coins and notes (pounds and pence) and make amounts, compare money and find the difference.

When looking at shape we will be identifying and describing properties of 2D shape including number of sides, line of symmetry and identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes eg circle on a cylinder. We will then move onto fractions and will recognise, find, name and write 1/4 and 2/4 of a length, shape, set of objects. In measure we shall choose and use measures for g, kg, celsius and ml, l. We shall compare and order mass, length and weight.

Topic

(Geography)

In Topic, we will be focusing on the seven continents and the five oceans.

In our previous History topic, we have learnt about the Wright Brothers and Amy Johnson. We have discussed whether their achievements were living memory or beyond living memory and looked at sources to understand information about them. 

We went on a trip to IWM Duxford. Here we explored how planes have advanced since the Wright brothers. 

Science

In science, we will be focusing on Living things and Habitats. 

Previously,  in science when focusing on material we identified different everyday materials and described their properties. Moving on we will be testing their buoyancy and seeing how we can handle materials.  

PE

Our indoor PE session have been based on Dance. We have learnt about balance, coordination and timings. 

Our outdoor PE sessions have been based on Ball skills, where we have tried to improve control and aim.