Welcome to Year 2!
Class Teachers: Miss Price and Miss Hilton
LSAs: Mr Wilson and Miss Griffiths
If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the year 2 team.
Reading at home
In Year 2, your child will need to bring their reading record and reading book into school every day. Each child will read with an adult and a new reading book will be provided when necessary.
We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records.
Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, or kindle books to instructions for a board game. Remember we also have our online eBooks available through RWI Oxford Owls.
Addition and Subtraction.
This half term we will be learning about addition and subtraction using a variety of methods. It is important that the children develop these basic Mathematical skills in order to progress through the Year 2 curriculum. Year 2 are also encouraged to use Numbots to increase their fluency with basic Mathematic skills. You only need to play 5 mins and you will receive a log in!
Please ensure your children are continuing to access their Numbots account through the app/website.
Class Reader- The Tunnel by Anthony Browne
In English we will be following the Read, Write, Inc scheme across Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This means your child will be assessed each half term to determine their reading level and be placed in the appropriate group. Those children who have completed the scheme will move onto the class read - The Tunnel with Miss Price
In Science this year, we will revisit and learn (spiral curriculum) new themes each week. We have some great topics this year which are listed below.
Biology- Animals including Humans, Living things and their Habitats and Plants.
Chemistry- Everyday Materials
Physics- Seasonal Changes
The Great Fire of London
We will be investigating the fire, how it spread and the effects it had on London. We will also look into the diary of Samuel Pepys to investigate historical accounts and find the differences between fact and fiction
Where do I live?
Our Geography topic for this term is “Where do I Live?” During this topic we will view the world on a large scale, finding the oceans and continents. Then we will delve closer into the UK to find the countries and capital cities. Finally, we will investigate our local area of Eccles to find the key human features of our town.
Art & Design
Pablo Picasso- Weeping Woman
In Art this year we will be we will focus on Pablo Picasso and his work “Weeping Woman.” Children will get to explore self portraits and begin to use paint to explore colour and tones.
Design & Technology
Making Fire Engines
In this topic we will be exploring the moving parts of a fire engine, identifying how it moves. Then we will be designing our own vehicles identifying which materials would be suitable for the different parts of the fire engine.
What can we learn from sacred books?
This half term we will be looking at sacred books from a variety of religions and comparing them. We will look at how different religions care for people and what is means to be a good citizen.
Our P.E. days this term are Monday and Tuesday.
Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their full school uniform and bring their full PE kit in a drawstring bag.
Water bottles & snacks
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day – the children need to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.
Children can purchase breadsticks at the start of each half term or bring a healthy snack for break time.