Year 2

Weekly overview

The class have worked hard this week and I am thrilled with their efforts and progress.

Our phonics focus has been adding -er and -est words ending in -y.

We have already completed our new class book ‘Flat Stanley’. The book has produced some excellent work and interest from the class.

The class have started to look at some SAT’s style papers in both English and Maths. I have been impressed by their efforts and enthusiasm.

In Maths we have worked hard to consolidate addition and subtraction strategies. The class are enjoying their daily speed times tables tests to achieve rapid recall. I have been incredibly impressed with the improved speed and accuracy from all the children.

The class thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Boxing workshop this week; demonstrating effort, good manners and skills.

Half-termly Overview Spring 2019

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

This term the class will build on the foundations set last half term and progress further with the Year Two curriculum.

In addition, I will led a morning activity each morning. It would obviously be of benefit if your child is here at 8.30am to take part in these activities.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to call in and see me before school or at home time. You can also contact me via an email to school or leave a message for me to phone you at a time which is convenient.

A few friendly reminders…

Reading is of the utmost importance.  Children should be doing some reading at home every night.  Please could an adult record pages read and a brief comment in the reading diary.  In Year 2, children will read to the teacher twice per week, although this may be reviewed if it is felt it would be beneficial to read more often.  There will be no set reading day and children should have their reading folder and books in school every day.  Times tables are of equal importance and I have suggested to the children they should be doing a little practice each day.

P.E. will now be on a Wednesday; the children will need their full P.E kit each Wednesday.

Swimming has now ended until the next academic year in September 2019.

For Year 2, homework will be set on Friday to be handed in the following Thursday.  There will be a piece of English, a piece of Maths plus spelling words and times tables.

Thank you

Miss Campbell

Curriculum

English – Fiction and non fiction linked to our class book ‘ Flat Stanley’. There will also be a daily Phonics session, SPaG, reading comprehension and handwriting sessions.

Maths – Measures, including Time and money. Consolidating 2’s, 5’s and 10 times tables; building on rapid recall.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Geography- The Jungle.

Art/DT – linked to topic and Science

Science – Everyday Materials

PE – Each Wednesday

Spanish- Greetings and  colours.

We would welcome any resources you may have at home that you feel could enhance your child’s learning in any part of the curriculum that we are studying. This may be in the form of information books, guidebooks and leaflets collected on visits to places of interest that you have made with your family. Even better, if you feel that any experiences of your own are relevant to the curriculum, it would be wonderful if you could come and share them with the class.

Thank you,

Miss Campbell and Miss Meeks.