Year 2

Weekly overview

The class have worked hard this week.

In Maths we have worked hard to consolidate our 5 times tables, resulting in a times table treasure hunt today.

We have also looked at the patterns of adding and subtracting ones and tens.

The class have completed book reviews of our class book ‘ The Owl who was afraid of the dark’.

I am impressed with the effort and enthusiasm the class are showing with their reading.

Well done Year Two!

Half-termly Overview Autumn 2018

Welcome back to the new academic year and to Year Two.

This term I will introducing the class to the Year Two curriculum.

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

Continuing this term is Spelling Shed which I would like children to try to use at home. Spelling Shed is getting really great results in helping children remember common letter strings associated with the spelling rules and the bonus is that the children love it too!  Please help your child to logon at https://play.spellingshed.com.  In addition, i would like them to continue to practise times tables on Times Tables Rockstars at https://beta.ttrockstars.com/login. Of course, I  do not expect nor want children to be spending extended periods of time on screens.  Between 10 and 15 minutes per day is more than enough.

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 be on Wednesday so please ensure children have their kits in school on these days.  For P.E. children need to bring their Farrowdale t-shirt and shorts plus white socks and black pumps in the red drawstring bag.

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 ‘ The Owl who was afraid of the dark’. There will also be a daily Phonics session, SPaG, reading comprehension and handwriting sessions.

Maths – Place value, partitioning, ordering, reading and writing of numbers, addition and subtraction.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – History; The Great Fire of London

Art/DT – linked to topic

Science – Animals including humans

PE – Games

Spanish- Greetings, numbers 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.