Year 2 – General Information
The Romans – Class 2R – Mrs Lee.
TA – Mrs Pane
Library Books – Thursday. Guided Reading – Friday.
The Anglo-Saxons – Class 2A – Mr Moss.
TA – Mrs McKenzie
Library Books – & Guided Reading – Thursday.
PE Arrangements for Summer Term
PE lessons will take place on a Monday morning. We are delighted that we will be supported by Mr Bedford, an Inspire Sports Coach, for these sessions. Your child will need a white T –shirt, black shorts or joggers/leggings and plimsoles/trainers, which need to be kept in a named drawstring PE bag. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should be removed.
Week beginning 20th May
We will continue to link our learning with our book ‘Owl Babies’ and work at The Enchanted Wood Visitor’s Centre.
As Readers we will:-
Read information books about a different nocturnal animal – hedgehogs!
Read a selection of information texts to learn about our spiky friends. Identify the key features of a non-fiction text including contents, index and glossary.
Read unfamiliar words and discuss what these words mean.
Answer a variety of question types to demonstrate our understanding.
Be Resilient Readers and remember that ‘the answers are in our hands’.
Compare, Find, Infer, Explain and Predict.
Tap and clap key words linked to our theme.
As Writers we will:–
Use our Legends of Literacy and MC Grammar to help us with our Grammar knowledge.
Use contractions and bossy verbs to create a set of rules for The Enchanted Wood.
Identify the key features of an information book and create our very own non-fiction posters using headings to organise our information.
Use our better blue pens to edit and improve our work.
As Mathematicians we will:
* Continue to practise counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s and start to count in 4s, 6s and 8s.
Consolidate all our calculation skills and strategies.
Solve a variety of addition and subtraction problems.
Understand that addition is the reverse of subtraction – learn one fact, get three free!
Know number bonds to 20, and related facts, off by heart.
Use drawings and equipment to help us solve problems.
Continue to practise our BMBT and CLIC scores with Mrs Allen.
Take part in our AWESOME Maths sessions.
As Scientists we will:-*
Continue with our exciting new topic ‘Living Things and their Habitats”.
* Tap and clap Scientific vocabulary linked to our theme.
* Show off our Scientific knowledge and create sentences to explain key vocabulary.
. Draw diagrams with labels.
Continue to investigate items in the Enchanted Wood and sort them into sets according to whether they are living, dead or never alive.
* Reflect on our learning – We’re Super Scientists because …….
In PE we will:-
* Work with the wonderful Mr Bedford.
*Begin to learn a variety of team games and the skills needed to play them,
Understand the importance of sportsmanship.
As Programmers we will:-
Continue to use Beebots and practise programming commands.
Use words such as forwards, backwards, turn, 90 degrees.
Write and test algorithms to see if our programming has been effectve.
Collaborate and work together – two heads are better than one!
WE HOPE YOU’LL ENJOY DISCUSSING ALL THESE NEW ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR CHILDREN.
DON’T FORGET TO COMPLETE THE READING CHALLENGE EVERY WEEK – WE WERE SO MUCH CLOSER TO THE TOP OF THE LEADER BOARD BY THE END OF LAST TERM!
WELL DONE TO THE CHILDREN WHO COMPLETED THE READING CHALLENGE EVERY WEEK LAST TERM – YOU MUST FEEL SO PLEASED AND PROUD WITH YOUR ACHIEVEMENT AND WE BET YOU CAN’T WAIT TO USE YOUR SPECIAL READING CHALLENGE PENCIL.
LET’S SEE IF WE CAN MEET MRS ASHFORD’S CHALLENGE THIS WEEK!
WELL DONE YEAR TWO – YOU WORKED SO HARD DURING THE SPRING TERM – KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK – YOU ARE AMAZING!
Year 2 Spellings
Spelling challenges will be sent home weekly. You might like to practise these words with your child so that they are confident during their spelling challenge. We will also practise these words regularly in school too. IT IS NOT ESSENTIAL THAT THEY GET THEM ALL CORRECT, ALL THE TIME. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CHILD CAN APPLY THESE SPELLING RULES TO THEIR WRITING ALL THE TIME. We need to learn to spell all the Common Exception Words (CEWs) by the end of Year Two. These words will be displayed in our classrooms and removed once we have all learn them off by heart. Termly updates will be sent home, so you can see how our child is progressing with this target!
Year 2 Bulletins
Watch out for ‘Marvellous Me’ messages from your child’s teachers. We LOVE Marvellous Me at Trimley St Mary – it’s a fantastic way to encourage, praise and celebrate successes and achievements in school. Take the time to talk with your child about their learning! Because …… everyone’s a SUPERHERO!!
Parent Helpers Welcome!
We welcome parents into school, to help our children to improve their reading skills. If you are able to spare a morning or an afternoon, on a regular basis, please let your child’s teacher know. We are very appreciative of your additional support, and it makes a huge difference to the children’s learning. We would love you to come and join us! Tea and coffee provided too!
Don’t forget to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week! Your reading Challenge Slip must be returned on MONDAY MORNING so the ‘scores on the doors’ can be collated by class teachers during registration and sent to the school office. Come on Year 2! A KS1 class has never topped the leader board! We need 75% of our classes to read to meet Mrs Ashford’s challenge. Class Prizes available too. Keep reading!!
Year 2 English Curriculum - Summer Term
As Readers, we will explore a range of non-fiction texts and research facts about Nocturnal Animals. As Writers, we will create our own, information texts, with contents pages, headings and glossaries. We will also be looking at extended texts, like The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton. We will use our Pie Corbett storytelling actions, mapping and ‘story bags’ to create our own stories. Later in the term we will also look at different stories by the same author and focus on Eric Carle books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider and The Very Quiet Cricket. Weekly Maths and English homework challenges will continue as well as spellings to learn. Your help and support with reading and spelling is invaluable. Our English curriculum SFA (Success for All) will continue. This skills-based curriculum helps to develop the children’s reading and comprehension skills, basic grammar, phonics and spellings while encouraging co-operative learning. We will use Resilient Reader and Legends of Literacy strategies to improve our reading and grammar skills.
Don’t forget to complete the Reading Challenge every week! We challenge you to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week at home! Come on Year Two! We haven’t topped the leader board yet!
Year 2 Maths Curriculum - Summer Term
As Mathematicians, aspects of the Big Maths Scheme will continue, and we will also use strategies and approaches from our ‘Inspire Maths’ scheme too. We will practise addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in real life scenarios and represent work with pictures, numbers and symbols. We will continue to practise problem solving skills. We will collect data and record it in simple lists, pictograms, graphs and charts. We will also look at time – days of the week, and months of the year. Please help your child to continue to learn the addition and times tables ‘Learn-Its’ for this term. Keep practising your BMBT and CLIC at home too!
DON’T FORGET TO KEEP PRACTISING YOUR NUMBER POUCH TOO!