Welcome to Year 2!
Our theme for this half term is Woodland Critters.
During English we will be using the story‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’ . We will be using talk 4 writing to imitate, innovate and then write our own story. We will also be looking at descriptive poems and non-chronological reports on nocturnal animals.
In Science we will be looking at living things and their habitats. We will explore a variety of habitats to see how living things adapt to their environment to survive.
In Maths we will be looking at time (reading the time on a clock to the nearest 15 minutes) and money (recognise and use symbols for pounds and pence and combine amounts to make a particular value).
If you have any concerns, questions or queries about your child or Year 2 in general please do not hesitate to come and see myself or Miss Roscoe at the end of the school day when the children have been collected.
Thank you for your continued support.
- English – set on Monday to be returned by Wednesday.
- Maths – set on Friday to be returned by Monday.
Please ensure that your child completes all of their homework. It is school policy that children must stay in at break or for a few minutes lunch to complete it if not brought in on time.
Children should bring their reading book home from school every day.
Please endeavour to read daily with your child and to make a note of what you have read in their Reading Record. We are currently encouraging and rewarding the children to read at home. Please feel free to note in the reading record any books/comics etc that the children are reading at home.
We hope to change reading books twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.
Thank you for your support in completing the Learning Logs. We had great fun presenting them in class. They will be sent home at the end of each half term to be returned to school after the holiday.
What you can do to help...
Please ensure that you regularly practise and test your child on their times tables. By the end of Year 2, children should know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and related division facts. It is always useful to practise the times tables as this really helps children with a range of mathematics work in school.
If you have access to the Internet, a Google search for ‘maths games’ is always a fun idea! Please also try to work with your child on telling the time to the nearest 15 minutes (o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter too- tricky!).
Your child has received a sticker in their reading record with details of their Sumdog log in on it. This means that they can log in at home to complete lots of fun maths challenges and compete with other children!
It is important to read a variety of texts with your child. This can be anything from their reading books to newspapers and leaflets. This will help to extend your child’s vocabulary and their understanding of different text types, which will in turn help to improve their writing.
It would also help if you could talk to your child about what they have been learning, as this will help their speech and language development and consolidate classroom learning.
Please continue to work on the list of Common Exception Words that the children need to know how to read and spell by the end of Year 2. Some different ideas for practising these could include; cover and say, rainbow spellings (using different colours to write the words), how many times can you write the word in 1 minute, hangman etc.
Year 2 curriculum
Below are the end of year objectives for Year 2 from the National Curriculum in reading, writing and Maths. This forms the basis of our planning to ensure the children access a broad and balanced curriculum.