Welcome to Year 2!
Our theme for our second half term is Traditional Tales.
During English we will be using the story‘Little Red Riding Hood’ . We will be using talk 4 writing to imitate, innovate and then write our own story. We will also be looking at the alternative points of view of the different characters.
In Science we will be looking at plants, finding out what conditions they need to grow and observing a plant growing from a seed to a plant (hopefully!).
In Maths we will be looking at fractions and the properties of different 2D and 3D shapes.
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 Curren at the end of the school day when the children have been collected.
- English – set on Monday to be returned by Wednesday.
- Maths – set on Friday to be returned by Monday.
- Spellings - sent home on Wednesday.
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. They are looking fantastic! 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 hour and half hour regularly.
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.
The children bring spellings home on a Wednesday. These are taken from the list of Common Exception Words that the children need to know how to read and spell by the end of Year 2. Please help your child practise these throughout the week. 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.