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 McCaugherty
PTFA Class Representative: Mrs Howe
Class Governor: Mrs Seymour
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.|
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.
We love this quote
This term we will 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".
Please see above to download flash cards for the reading words and spelling practise sheets for the spelling words. Bring in your practise sheets to receive a merit.
This half term's vocabulary words:
Merry - cheerful and lively
Hobbles - walk in an awkward way, typically because of injury
dither - to hesitate
Our theme this half term is 'What makes a city?' We are going to be learning about the City of Worcester. Throughout the half term we will be looking at, analysing and creating our own maps of Worcester. We will look at key landmarks and understand what makes Worcester a city. We will be learning about the Battle of Worcester and Oliver Cromwell and placing dates in chronological order and writing diary entries describing the battle in our own words.
The children will also be visitng Worcester Cathedral!
Click on the picture below to find out more about the Battle of Worcester.
Answer these questions to win a merit.
Who was Oliver Cromwell?
Who was King Charles II?
Define the word defeated.
This half term we are reading the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'
The children will be learning how to read the story and answer questions about the text. They will also be writing character descriptions, letters as Jack and will also retell the story in their own words.
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 and Spellodrome to practise your spellings and handwriting.
This half term in maths we are going to be learning about money and how to tell the time. Click on the picture below to play time and money games.
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!
This half term we are reading the book 'Up and Down' by our class author Oliver Jeffers.
Click on the picture below to listen to the story.
By clicking on the My Maths picture below, you can practise any of your maths work using the lessons and activities. All you need is your school password.
Please listen to your child read every night. If you need any support with listening to your child read please see Miss Kite.
Please name all of your child's uniforms including wellington boots.
BBC KS1 Bitesize: Covers concepts from reception to year 2.
Primary games: A great, interactive website full of mathematical games that really help you to practise those concepts you might get stuck on.
Counton: Lots of excellent mathematical games and puzzles.
Supermathsworld: Lots of maths questions to have a go at but in a fun and challenging context. Choose the right level of difficulty as this website goes beyond the year 6 curriculum.
Welltown: A government backed website that helps children to explore the world around them and engage in lots of fun activities all linked to living a healthy and happy life.
Reading Connects: Parents and children should be interested in this site. Lots of lovely ideas to help with reading at home, making it a regular and fun activity.
Click on the images below to support your learning at home, My Maths and Rapid Reading.
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