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Year 2

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

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.

Spring 1

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. 

Maths

Money, Multiplication and Division

This half term we will be learning about Money, Multiplication and Division. 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 TTRockstars to increase their fluency with basic Mathematic skills. You only need to play for 5 minutes!

English

Class Reader- The Day the Crayons Quit! 


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 Day the Crayons Quit! We will base our writing around the text, looking at narratives, setting descriptions and letter writing. Children will focus on new punctuation such as using commas in a list, as well as revisiting punctuation such as question marks and exclamation marks.  

Science

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

History

How have Seaside holidays changed over time?

We will be looking back at what seaside holidays were like in the 1900s. We will compare what life might have been like for a child in the 1900s and think about the things they might wear to the seaside. Have you ever been to the seaside? What are you favourite things to do there?

Geography

What is life like in the Arctic?

During this topic we are going to be looking at somewhere chilly! We will be locating the Arctic Circle and finding out about some of the countries within the Arctic Circle. I wonder what we might find if we visited the Arctic? 

Art & Design

Textiles- William Morris

In Art this term we will be looking at the work of William Morris. Did you know he made lots of famous wallpaper designs? We will be using his designs to create our own piece of wallpaper using print and some textile techniques. 

Design & Technology

Making Puppets
 
In this topic we will be exploring different puppets and how they are made. We will be building on these skills and creating our own hand puppet. Maybe we could make a show using our puppets and share them on Seesaw?


R.E

Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

This term we will look at some traditional beliefs of Muslims, as well as their place of worship and sacred books. Children will be given the opportunity to explore stories from the Qur'an and discuss their meaning. We will also be visiting Eccles Mosque this half term. 

P.E

Our P.E. days this term are Monday and Wednesday.

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 (see the school office) or bring a healthy snack for break time.