Welcome to Year 2!

 

Our topic for this half term is Superheroes where we are concentrating on Traction Man. We will also be looking at real life superheroes and how we are all superheroes in different ways. 

During English we will be using the book ‘Traction Man’ by Mini Grey. We will be learning the story through talk for writing and then innovating and inventing our own superhero story.    

In Science we will be looking at the environment and how we can all work together to help make the world a better place. 

In Maths we will be continuing to use our fantastic scheme ‘Inspire Maths’ where we will be looking at division, time, money & shape.

 

Key dates:

 

3rd January           Return to school

26th January          PTA Art exhibition / Wine & Cheese evening

15th February         Valentines disco

16th February        School finishes for half term

Advanced notice

26th February        Return to school

7th March              Year 2 reading cafe

9th March              Year 2 class assembly

Homework: 

 

  • 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.

Reading:

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 endeavour to change reading books twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. 

Learning Log:

Thank you for your support in completing the Learning Logs. They are looking fantastic! 

 

What you can do to help...

MATHS:  

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 relate 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 also has 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!

ENGLISH:


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.

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.