Willow Tree Primary School

Realise your potential, Realise your goal, Reach for the stars whilst Growing, Learning and Achieving Together

 Our Teaching Team

Mrs Bagdonavicius

Mrs Underwood

Miss Topping

Mrs Wilson

 

Welcome back Year 2! I hope you and your family have had a lovely summer break and enjoyed a bit of sunshine. Year 2 marks the last year of KS1 and it is a very fun, exciting and busy year. 

 

Children need to:

  • come to school in their PE kits on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

  • bring their reading book bags in every day. 

  • read at least 3 times a week.

  • learn their weekly spellings that are given out every Monday.

We provide a healthy snack and milk during the day. Water only can be kept in the classroom. No juice or fizzy drinks. Please remember to take your water bottles home daily to be cleaned. 

 

In Year 2 we strive to make all children feel safe, secure and confident both in their learning and in their school life. We want our children to leave Year 2 feeling independent, motivated and have high expectations. 

 

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Our priority is your child's happiness and well-being. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact us. Every morning there will be a member of staff at the door to welcome your child into school, and will be available to answer any questions or queries. If you wish to make an appointment to discuss anything further, please contact the school office. 

Make sure to keep updated by checking Class Dojo and by following our school’s Facebook page.

 

We hope your child enjoys Year 2 as much as we will!

 

Mrs Bagdonavicius

 

Please find below information about what we will be learning this half term.

Our goal is to create confident, fluent, independent readers. Through our Read, Write, Inc. programme we will continue to support the children's phonic knowledge. Our phonics lessons are 40 minutes every day. We mainly use Read Write Inc books to support reading because these match the children's phonics progress and are phonetically decodable.

 

If you would like to help your child to learn their speed sounds then you can download the set 2 and set 3 sounds below.

In our Steps to Read lessons, we will be exploring the ocean through these amazing books!

Writing Display Lettering

 

A River: Amazon.co.uk: Martin, Marc, Martin, Marc: 9781783704330: Books 

 

In our writing lessons, we will be exploring the book A River. 

There is a river outside my window. Where will it take me? So begins an imaginary journey from the city to the sea. From factories to farmlands, freeways to forest.

 

A River — Marc Martin

Spelling

 

Please learn how to spell the common exception words below correctly. 

  • Why don't you play a game of 'speed spelling'?
  • Challenge your grown up to see who can spell more words in 1 minute! 
  • Rainbow spelling - Write these words using as many different colours as you can!

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In Maths, we will be learning to count numbers up to 100 using concrete objects.  

We will learn that each digit in a number has its own value and to be able to compare numbers using place-value knowledge.

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Children in Year 2 we use the Numbots program to help embed the core maths skills of subitising, number bonds, addition and subtraction. We will also begin to use Times Table Rockstars to help us learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Inspirational Classrooms 3130404 "2/5/10 Times Table Poster : Amazon.co.uk:  Toys & Games

Science

 

We will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a range of materials. We will carry out tests to find out how the shape of some objects made from solid materials can be changed by bending, squashing, twisting and stretching.

Coastline

The beauty of the UK's coastlines - Staysure

This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom.

 

Religious Education

 

Christianity - Does how we treat the world matter?

 

7 Things God Says about the Earth and Caring for It - Christian News  Headlines

Pupils will look at Christian beliefs about God as creator and consider how these beliefs might influence Christian attitudes towards the planet. They should be able to retell the creation account in Genesis 1. They will consider different ways that this story might be interpreted. They will explore how Christians might express their beliefs and values through acts of stewardship or through harvest festivities. Pupils should also discuss their own ideas and values in regards to the importance of caring for the planet. 

      

 

 

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Online Safety

This term the children will learn to stay safe online. They will learn about the risks of their online lives and to develop skills when using online services. 

Online Safety for Parents & Children | Ranelagh Primary School

PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please come to school in your PE kit and don't forget your water bottle! This term we will be developing our skills in invasion games.

     

                                       

Curriculum Overview

Below is our learning overview for the year.

Home Reading

Our home reading scheme is RWI Book Bag Books, Oxford Reading scheme and Oxford Owl online. This fabulous platform allows us to see how well you are reading at home and gives you a wide range of books that you can read again if you have enjoyed them! Please make sure you are reading every day and complete the quiz questions. 

  

Our Golden Promises

       

yes Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.

yes Always tell the truth.

yes Look after property.

yes Use kind words to everyone.

yes keep each other safe.