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
The Anglo-Saxons – Class 2A – Mr Moss
Class email =
TAs – Mrs Adams, Mrs Upson and Mr Diago
Both classes will change their Library Books every Friday.
PE Arrangements for Autumn Term
PE lessons will take place on Thursdays. We are delighted that we will be supported by our Sports Coaches 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.
PE Bags will remain in school until Half Term.
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 Some things might be out of date, incorrect or not entirely true.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
Autumn Term 2022
Mrs Lee and Mr Moss can’t wait to start the first half of the Autumn Term with you all!
We will start our exciting new topic “London Calling” and link all our learning with this theme.
We will meet Paddington Bear and find out all about him. He will help us become experts on London.
We will read lots of texts about him. Why not click on the links to find out more?
As Resilient Readers we will:-
Read our new texts linked to Paddington and London. Recall the main events. Identify and describe the setting, main characters and plot.
Answer a variety of questions about the texts – The answers are in our hands. Skim and scan the text for answers.
Use our “right hand” to get the answers to questions right. What? Where? When? Who? Why?
Use our “left hand” to make sure we haven’t left any answers out. Find. Explain. Infer. Predict. Compare.
Click on the link to find out more about the Resilient Reader.
We will read and discuss a variety of non-fiction (information) books about London.
Identify the key features of non-fiction book such as contents page, page numbers, chapters, index and glossary.
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!
Start our class book – our page turner – the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 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. We will always be thinking the different word classes. Why not sing along with his raps at home too?
We will continue to write sentences independently. All our sentences will start with a capital letter and end with a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
Upper Case Letter RAP
Sentence Type Song
Use Rainbow Writing to help us to build OUTSTANDING sentences.
Identify and describe Paddington. Write a simple character profile.
Learn the story of Paddington at the Palace off by heart and use storytelling words and actions to retell the story.
Create our very own adventure story about London. Think about the setting – WHERE will our story take place? WHO will our Paddington meet? WHAT problem will they have to solve? HOW will the problem be resolved?
Write a variety of information texts to show and represent facts we have learnt about London and London Landmarks. Include headings, labels and captions.
Why not click on the link to find out more?
Use “scrabbled eggs” to practise our Common Exception Words (CEWs). You might like to click on the link below to practise your spellings for the week.
Why not click on these links and remind yourself of the Year 2 Common Exception Words (CEWs)?
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, write and order numbers up to and beyond 100.
Investigate place value and use vocabulary hundreds, tens and units.
Click on the links below to find out more.
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?
Practise our Big Maths Beat That (BMBT) and CLIC 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:-
Start our exciting Science topic “Everyday Materials and their Uses”.
Tap and clap key Scientific words linked to our theme.
Why not sing along with these songs at home too?
Why not watch these videos to find out more!
Identify what materials are made of using words such as metal, wood, plastic, paper
Describe and sort materials according to their properties, using words such as hard, soft, flexible, rigid, transparent and opaque.
Identify different materials around the school.
Find out the SOURCE of different materials.
Read and discuss our new “Knowledge Organisers” which contain new vocabulary and fascinating facts.
Who will be our Super Scientist and get to wear the Lab Coat?
As Perfect Programmers we will:-
Use the IPads to link our learning.
Complete the “Coding” unit . and learn about algorithms and debugging programs.
Use the “Spreadsheets” unit to practise our copy, cut and paste skills to create simple spreadsheets.
Continue to learn about E-Safety & the importance of Online Safety will be revisited.
Continue to upload our work to See-Saw and Purple Mash.
As Geographers we will:-
Communicate geographically by understanding geographical representations, vocabulary and techniques.
Identify key physical features and key human features located in and around Trimley St Mary and London.
Compare and contrast the different features found in a village and a city.
Use GoogleMaps to locate Trimley St Mary and London.
As Artists we will:-
Use our drawing and painting skills to create images of Paddington Bear. Why not have a try at home? Click on the link below.
Look closely at the features of London Landmarks and create images using a range of drawing and painting materials.
As Designers we will:–
Design, make and evaluate models of London Landmarks.
Use cutting, joining, shaping, painting and decorating skills during this process.
In our RE lessons we will:-
Focus on the theme BELIEVING.
As Musicians we will:-
Sing all of the songs that link with our topic! Why not give them a try?
Complete our Charanga Unit entitled Hands, Feet, Heart (South African Music)
In our PSHE lessons we will:-
Think about ROCK – Respect, Openess, Confidentiality and Kindness.
Discuss our Class Promises and remind ourselves why it’s important that we follow these rules.
Learn through our main themes of “Me and My Relationships” & “Rights and Responsibilities”.
In our PE lessons we will:-
Work with our amazing Sports Coach.
Practise our Gymnastics skills and move with some control & awareness of space.
Link two or more actions to make a sequence; show contrasts; travel by in different ways & on different body parts; hold a position whilst balancing on different points of the body.
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
We will display all your work in the classroom – watch out for an update on your child’s SeeSaw page!
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!
SeeSaw – The Learning Journal
SeeSaw is a multimedia journal that empowers children to showcase what they’re learning at school. Throughout the school year, SeeSaw builds an organised, digital portfolio of your child’s learning, accessible by teacher, student and parent.
Keep an eye on your child’s SeeSaw page! We upload work, comments and information regularly. We love reading your posts 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. 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. 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.
Year 2 Spellings
Spelling challenges will continue to 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 learnt 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!
Why not click on these links and remind yourself of the Year 2 Common Exception Words (CEWs)?