Speech Link Parent portal
We have been fortunate enough to be granted access for parents to make use of the Speech Link Parent Portal information site until the end of term. The aim is to help promote speech and associated communication skills such as listening so children make progress in all areas of their life.
To access the portal click on https://speechandlanguage.info/parents
Year 2 – General Information
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The Romans – Class 2R – Mrs Lee.
Class email = email@example.com
TAs – Mrs Pane & Miss Boyden
Library Books will be changed every Friday.
The Anglo-Saxons – Class 2A – Mrs Wilson
Class email =
TAs – Mrs McKenzie & Mrs Middleton
Library Books will be changed every Friday.
PE Arrangements for Autumn Term
PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Thursday morning and Tuesday afternoon. We are delighted that we will be supported by our Inspire Sports Coaches, Mr Todd, Mr Hammond and Mr Diago for these sessions. Your child will need a white T –shirt, black shorts, plain dark leggings or jogging bottoms 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.
In Year 2 we have been learning about how to stay safe online. The internet and online technology is a fantastic way to complete our learning, stay in contact with family and friends and play games. We know we must ALWAYS ask an adult before we go on the internet and that our grown-ups at home and school can help keep us safe online. We have learnt that there are SMART rules we need to follow to help keep us safe online. S = Safe. We must keep personal information to ourselves, never post or tell someone online your full name, postcode, home address or school. Remember that personal information can also be seen in pictures you share. M = Meet. We have discussed only talking to people you already know online and making sure an adult knows who you are talking to. Always tell an adult if someone you speak to online asks you to meet them. If an adult is concered they can report this straight away on www.thinkuknow.co.uk A = Accepting. Before you click on or open something think very carefully and check with an adult as you never know what it may lead to. R = Reliable. Unfortunately no one owns the internet, no one decides what can be put online and therefore you cannot trust everything you see online. Some things might be out of date, incorrect or not entirely true. Speak to a grown up to check information online and check other websites too. There are lots of great websites we use at school to help with our learning such as
- BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p
- Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
- BBC Games https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games
- Crickweb http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-1.html
- PurpleMash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/trimleystmarypri
T = Tell. We learnt that you must speak to an adult before going online. If anything online worries, upsets or confuses you, you must tell an adult at home or school. There are lots of resources online to discuss internet safety with your child.
- Here are some links to websites you might like to look at saferinternet.org.uk https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers There are also resources available to use with children to discuss internet safety further https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s
- org https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online/
- NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/
- CBEEBIES https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/article-internet-use-and-safety
Year 2’s Learning Journey
Week Beginning Monday 20th September
Hello Year 2! Mrs Lee and Mrs Wilson can’t wait to start another exciting week with you all!
We will continue with our exciting new topic “London Calling”.
We will continue to read our new text “Paddington at the Palace”.
You might like to watch and listen to the story. Click on the link below!
As Resilient Readers we will:-
Read the story of Paddington at the Palace and recall the key events. Use “echo reading” to help us with this.
Continue to learn the story “off by heart” using storytelling words and actions.
Answer a variety of questions about our texts – The answers are in our hands. Skim and scan the text for answers. Give opinions – WHY do we think that?
Remember to complete the Reading Challenge – we challenge you to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week! Complete and return your Reading Challenge slip every Monday!
Continue with our class book – our page turner – The BFG by Roald Dahl.
As Wonderful Writers we will:-
Continue to practise our cursive font, and continue to join our letters together.
MC Grammar will help us with our writing. Why not sing along with his raps at home too?
Use “mapping” to retell the main parts of Paddington at the Palace, using images and labels.
Use our “storymaps” to start to write the start of Paddington at the Palace. Write sentences with CL at the beginning and FS at the end.
Use “scrabbled eggs” to practise our Common Exception Words (CEWs). You might like to click on the link below to practise our words for this week.
As Marvellous Mathematicians we will:-
Count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s, forwards and backwards. Count and exercise by clicking on the link below!
Read and write numbers up to 100 in numerals and words. This song is great for learning how to spell number names.
And this is a great game to practise number names in a fun way too!
Use words such as add, plus, more than, count on, jump on and addition. This song helps us remember all these words and phrases too!
Explore 2d + 1d, 2d + 2d, 3d + 2d and 3d + 3d calculations.
Investigate “column addition” and use place value charts and equipment to solve number and words problems. Click on the link below to find out more about this too.
We will start to learn our “times tables” off by heart. Why not sing along with the Multiplication Mash Up, to help you learn your times tables?
We will practise our Big Maths Beat That (BMBT) and CLIC with Mrs Lucking to improve our number knowledge.
Why not visit ‘Hit the Button’ to practise your Maths!
We love this game – a fun way to practise number facts!
We also like to use a variety of games on Top Marks.
As Super Scientists we will:-
Continue with our exciting new Science topic “Everyday Materials”.
Tap and clap key Scientific words linked to our theme.
Why not sing along with these songs at home too?
We will recall the different materials that objects are made of, such as wood, plastic, metal, glass, fabric and paper.
We will look at the PROPERTIES of differnent materials such as hard, soft, flexible, rigid, transparent, opoque, rough and smooth.
We will sort materials into sets according to their properties.
We will talk about WHY certain materials are suitable for certain jobs and purposes.
We will represent our work using diagrams and labels.
Who will be our Super Scientist and get to wear the Lab Coat?
As great Geographers we will:-
Use our imagination and go on a Guided Tour of London with Paddington Bear.
Identify, name and describe different London Landmarks.
Ask and answer questions about what they look like, what they are used for and the features they have.
Work collaboratively and use a variety of sentence stems to describe photos of London Landmarks.
As Amazing Artists we will:-
Use our observational skills to look closely at different London Landmarks and observe their features.
Use our painting and drawing skills to recreate famous London Landmarks.
As Perfect Programmers we will:-
Use the IPads to link our learning.
Continue with our “Coding” topic on Purple Mash.
Learn about “algorithms”
Explain that an algorithm is a set of instructions.
Describe the algorithms we create.
Explain that for the computer to make something happen, it needs to follow clear instructions
Continue to learn about Internet Safety.
As Musicians we will:-
Sing all of the songs that link with our topic! Why not give them a try?
London Town Song
London Rap Song
In our PSHE lessons we will:-
Think about ROCK – Respect, Openess, Confidentiality and Kindness.
Talk about our Class Promises and why it’s important that we follow these rules.
In our PE lessons we will:-
Work with Mr Todd, Mr Hammond and Mr Diago, our amazing Sports Coaches.
Investigate different ways that our bodies can move.
Move on different body parts.
WE HOPE YOU’LL ENJOY DISCUSSING ALL THESE ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR CHILDREN.
DON’T FORGET TO KEEP READING!
WELL DONE YEAR TWO – KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK – YOU ARE AMAZING!!
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!!
PLEASE LET YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER KNOW IF YOU REQUIRE A NEW MARVELLOUS ME CODE FOR YOUR PHONE!
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. Earn your Reading Challenge Reward Stamp! Class prizes and house points available too. Keep reading!!
The Language of BAD
(Bad is good!)
We want to be challenged at Trimley St Mary.
We have been using the language of BAD to extend our learning. We have been taking on challenges to show if we are brave, (paddling) adventurous (snorkeling) or daring (diving)!
At present we do not know if Parent Helpers will be able to come into school. However, when this changes we will let you know, as in the past ….
Parent Helpers Welcome!
We have welcomed parents into school in the past, to help our children to improve their reading skills. When the current situation changes, 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! Thanks for your continued support.
Year 2 English Curriculum - Autumn Term
As Readers we will read and discuss stories with familiar settings, about ‘Paddington Bear’, and his adventures in London. As Writers we will create non-fiction books and leaflets, containing the information we have researched and learnt about London. We will write recounts and diary extracts describing the Great Fire of London. We will be looking at poetry and writing our own poems about London and Fireworks. We’ll practise our cursive font, and join most of our letters. Your child will bring home a Library Book and Reading Book weekly. Children will continue to practise words in their word pouches too. Your help and support with reading is invaluable. The English curriculum SFA (Success for All) will continue, developing the children’s reading and comprehension skills, basic grammar and spelling. It celebrates co-operative learning. Weekly spellings will be sent home in preparation for our spelling challenges.
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!
We LOVE MC Grammar! He helps to make our writing AMAZING! You can find all of MC Grammar’s cool Grammar Raps on You Tube – a great way to learn all about grammar! We love singing along to these in Year Two! Why not take a look?
You might like to find out more. Click the link to subscribe and join in the fun!
Year 2 Maths Curriculum - Autumn Term
As Mathematicians we will follow the Inspire Maths scheme & continue to practise our 2x, 5x and 10x tables, & begin to learn the 3x and 4x tables as well. We will build on our addition and subtraction skills, and begin to learn a variety of calculation strategies. We will practise using and applying these skills to real-life problems. As part of our ‘Big Maths’ scheme, children will continue to take part in ‘Beat That!’ and CLIC tests every week to consolidate their Learn-Its and calculation knowledge. Your child will bring these home each week so you can see their scores! We will look at coordinates on London maps, and learn about direction and movement. We will investigate capacity and measure different lengths and distances. We will be looking at time; creating bus and train timetables using o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. We will consolidate our understanding of 3D shapes and create models of London Landmarks.
DON’T FORGET TO KEEP PRACTISING YOUR NUMBER POUCH TOO!
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!
Why not visit this online site – you can create your very own lists of words! Then play a variety of games to practise your spellings! https://www.spellingtraining.com/index.html?&tjc&stjc&uzjw&pzjw&szjw&nyrzjw&dmzsn&otlyq&ozmw&htvl&vdrbbm&drzmw&drzmwqyj&vtcv&vtzw&oryqy&oyqy&lryqy&lryzq&hybhmy