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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 continuing 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 'What makes a city?'

 

We will be learning all about the City of Worcester! We will be learning about the Battle of Worcester, the importance of the River Severn, identifying features of a city and designing our own Royal Worcester Porcelain. 

Click on the link below to find out more information about the Battle of Worcester.

Can you also define these words?

cathedral

bakery

museum

Oliver Cromwell

 

 

 

Phonics

This half term we will be recapping all our phase 5 sounds.

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.

Click on the handwriting picture below to download some sheets for you to try at home.

 

English

In English we will be reading the story Mr Wolf's Pancakes. The children will be writing their own narrative where we will focus on coordination and subordination (and, but, because, when, so, if) as well as the use of adjectives.

We will also be writing diary entries as Mr Wolf and writing our own instructions on how to make delicious pancakes.

Click on the picture below to listen to the story.

 

 

Maths

In maths we are going to be focusing on money. We will be identifying coins, creating the same amount from different coins and working out how much change is needed when buying certain items. Click on the money 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 investigations and experiments.

Have a look at the key vocabulary below:

 

observe/observation, equipment, test, identify, classify, gather, record, describe, compare, group, explore, sort, measure

 

Click on the picture below to carry out your own science investigations at home.

 

 

Our class author is Oliver Jeffers. This half term we will be focusing on the book' The Incredible Book Eating Boy.'

Click on the picture below to listen to the story.

Can you answer the following questions?

What are Henry's favourite books?

What happens when he reads a book about goldfish?

Is Henry a happy character?

How does the story end?

 

 

 

 

 

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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