Our Teaching Team
Welcome to Year 2! I hope you and your family have had a lovely Summer break.
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 Mondays and Thursdays.
bring their reading book bags in every day with their book and diaries in.
read at least 3 times a week and record this in their diaries.
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.
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!
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 an hour 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 rivers and seas through these amazing fiction, non-fiction and poetry books!
In our writing lessons, we will be exploring the book The River by Marc Martin.
Through exploring the vehicle text, there are many opportunities for children to write their own narrative about a journey down the river.
Watch the video below to see the book.
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!
In Maths, our topics are Place Value and Addition and Subtraction..
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.
In science this half term, we will be exploring Materials.
We want the children to know:
- how the shape of materials can be changed;
- the properties of materials;
- know why objects are made of a certain material (identifying the material it is made of) and why that material is suited to that object;
- one material can be used for many purposes and that an object can be made from different materials;
- about some of the people who have developed new useful materials.
Children will learn about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including an exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.
Christianity - Does how we treat the world matter?
In this unit pupils will examine Christian beliefs about God as creator and sustainer, and consider how
these beliefs might influence Christian attitudes towards the planet. They should be able to retell the
creation account in Genesis 1. Discussions might extend thinking by considering different ways that this
story might be interpreted (as literal truth or as a myth containing religious messages). They will explore
how Christians might express their beliefs and values through acts of stewardship and/or through
Pupils should also discuss their own ideas and values in regards to the importance of caring for the
planet. They should consider this as a human value, not just a religious one. This is an opportunity to
discuss their own concerns about environmental issues and what they can do to make a difference.
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.
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 like football and also our skills in dance.
Below is our learning overview for the year.
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
Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
Always tell the truth.
Look after property.
Use kind words to everyone.
keep each other safe.