Welcome to Year 2
Class Teacher: Miss Amy Kite
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jackie Clark
Support staff: Mrs Notarangelo, Mrs Hargreaves, Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Webb.
PTFA Class Representative: Mrs Howe
Class Governor: Mrs Seymour
Thank you for your continued support through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please find below some ideas to support your child's learning at home through this time. I have separated the ideas into curriculum focus areas.
If you have any further questions or need any more guidance, please email me at the following address:
I will continue to update this page each Monday so please keep following for more learning ideas!
Thank you again.
Welcome to Year Two! We hope you all had a lovely half term break. We have a fun-packed, exciting half term of learning planned and are looking forward to continuing your child’s learning journey in Year 2.
Our new Year Two name is:
Year Two Stephen Hawking.
The children have been learning all about Stephen Hawking and who he was. They have created fact sheets about him and we have read lots of books about what he believed.
Click on the link below to find out more about our inspirational person.
This half term's vocabulary words:
Define these words to win a merit.
Our theme this half term is 'How can we help everyone to stay healthy?' We are going to be learning about Florence Nightingale and what she did to improve hospitals and care. Throughout the half term we will be learning about Florence, placing times in chronological order, writing diary entries as a soldier and creating lanterns.
Click on the picture below to find out more about Florence Nightingale.
Answer these questions to win a merit.
Who was Florence Nightingale?
What did her mum want her to be and achieve?
What did Florence do to improve Scutari Hospital?
This half term we are reading the story 'How to Hide a Lion.'
The children will be learning how to read the story and answer questions about the text. They will also be writing character descriptions, writing the narrative in their own words as well as writing non - chronological reports on lions.
We will also be focusing SPaG. This half term's focus is conjunctions (and, but, because, so, when, if) and contractions (it's, don't, they're) remember to use them in your writing!
Year Two are also practising their handwriting, please encourage children to write tall letters tall and to keep lower case letters the same size. Children will also be learning about different sentence types, please encourage your child to use questions and exclamations in their homework.
Remember to use the LetterJoin app to practise your handwriting.
This half term in maths we are going to be learning about multiplication and division. Click on the picture below to play multiplication and division games.
We will also be learning our five times table.
Click on the picture below to go to PurpleMash where you will find a 5 times table song and activities to help you learn your Learn Its.
Practise the facts as much as possible. Try them out of order and answering quickly without having to work the answers out!
P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure the children have a named P.E. kit in school in a named bag. We will send kits home at the end of each half term for a wash!
Library will be on Friday. Please remember to bring your book in on this day if you have finished reading it.
This half term we start our phase 6 phonics but we will still be learning to spell the following words:
oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked
We are also learning to read the following words:
oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked, don't, I'm, time, saw, old, house, came, put, about, your, make,could, made, very, by, day, here
We use flash cards to help us read our focus words. We use these at least 3 times a day for around 5 minutes.
To practise our spellings we use a system called "read, look, write, cover, check".
Some useful apps that your child may enjoy using:
Mr Thorne's Maths Universe
Let's Do Mental Maths for Ages 6-7
Mr Thorne's Spellbook