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Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Class Teacher: Miss Amy Kite

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jackie Clark

PTFA Class Representative: Mrs Heaton

Class Governor: Mrs Seymour

Key Information

 

Welcome to Year Two!  We have a fun-packed, exciting half term of learning planned and are looking forward to starting your child’s learning journey in Year 2. 

 

Our new Year Two name is:

Year Two Mary Seacole

Click on the picture below to learn more about her. Can you answer these questions?

Who was Mary Seacole?

Where was she born?

Why is she inspirational?

 

Theme

 

Our theme this half term is 'How do we know what is beyond the UK?

 

We will be learning all about space and the explorer Neil Armstrong! We will also be learning about the Space Race, designning  and making our own flags for our own moon landing, create pieces of art in the style of Van Gogh's Starry Night as well as much much more.

Click on the link below to find out more information about Neil Armstrong. Can you also define these words?

Astronaut

Solar system

Explorer

Constellation

 

 

 

 

 

 

English

Our English focus this half term is phonics.

Watch the video to recap all the phase 5 sounds you have learnt.

 

Year Two are also practising their handwriting, please encourage children to write tall letters tall and to keep lower case letters the same size.

 

 

 

Maths

In maths we are going to be focusing on number. We are going to be learning how to read and write numbers to 100 as well as partitioning them. Click on the number picture below to play some games to help you with your learning.

 

 

 

We will also be learning our two times table.

Click on the picture below to go to PurpleMash where you will find a 2 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!

 

Science

In science we are going to be learning about materials.

Have a look at the key vocabulary below:

 

Everyday materials: wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper, cardboard.

suitable, unsuitable, particular use, purpose, solid

Words to describe changes: squash, bend, twist, stretch

 

Click on the picture below to play a science game on materials.

 

 

 

 

 

P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure children come in their PE kits.

 

Library will be on Friday. Please remember to bring your book in on this day if you have finished reading it.

Phonics

 

This half term we continue our phase 5 phonics but we will still be learning to spell the following words:

 

said, so, have,
like, some,
come, were,
there

 

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

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