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 & Mrs Bateman.
Class email = email@example.com
TAs – Mrs Pane & Miss Boyden
Library Books will be changed every Thursday.
The Anglo-Saxons – Class 2A – Mrs Wilson
Class email =
TAs – Mrs McKenzie & Mrs Middleton
Library Books will be changed every Thursday.
PE Arrangements for Summer Term
PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Friday morning and Tuesday afternoons. We are delighted that we will be supported by our Inspire Sports Coaches, Mr Gray, 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 Some things might be out of date, incorrect or not entirely true.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
Summer Term 2022
Mrs Lee, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Bateman can’t wait to start the next half of the Summer Term with you all!
We will continue to link all our learning with our exciting topic The Enchanted Wood and focus on the theme of Minibeasts!
We will enjoy our new texts. The Very Lazy Ladybird, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Bad-Tempered Ladybird, The Very Busy Spider.
Why not click on the links to find out more?
As Resilient Readers we will:-
Read our new texts linked to Minibeasts. 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 Minibeasts.
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!
Continue with our class book – our page turner – the Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton.
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
Learn the story of the Very Lazy Ladybird off by heart and use storytelling words and actions to retell the story.
Create our very own adventure story about a Minibeast with a problem. Think about the setting – WHERE will our story take place? WHO will our Minibeast 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 Minibeasts. 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). How many words will we take “off the wall” this week? 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!
Learn about “Mass” and investigate weighing different objects.
Use non-standard and standard units of measure to compare the mass of different objects.
These websites will help us with our learning.
Learn how to measure different lengths.
Use words and phrases such as long, longer than, longest, short, shorter than, shortest to compare items.
Learn how to measure using standards units of measure.
Use a ruler to measure in centimetres (cm)
Know that there are 100 cm in 1 metre.
This website has some great tips!
Learn all about Time and practise telling the time on an analogue clock.
Read and recognise o’clock, half past, quarter to, quarter past.
Recall how to solve different calculations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Investigate how to use the “bar method” to represent number and word problems.
Continue 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 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 Science topic “Living Things and their Habitats”.
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!
Sort objects according to whether they are living, dead or never alive.
Continue to learn about different Habitats.
Sort living things into sets according to which habitat they can be found in.
Look for Minibeasts in our school grounds. Identify and label their key features.
Learn about the life cycle of ladybirds and butterflies.
Create information books to represent the different stages of their lives.
Watch our very own caterpillars grow and change into butterflies.
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.
Continue with our “Creating Pictures” unit which will teach us to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate & retrieve digital content using 2paint.
Continue with the “Making Music” unit to learn how to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate & retrieve digital content using 2sequence.
The “Presenting Ideas” unit will teach us to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate & retrieve digital content using 2quiz.
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 Foxburrow Farm.
Devise a simple map of the physical and human features found at Foxburrow Farm. Use and construct basic symbols in a key.
Use simple grid references (A1, B1).
Use compass directions (north, south, east and west) and locational language (e.g. near and far) to describe the location of features and routes on our maps.
Click on these links to find out more!
As Artists we will:-
Study and respond to the work of Vincent Van Gogh, and look at how he represents nature.
Use our drawing skills to create sketches of leaves.
Use positive, negative and direct printing techniques to create artwork in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.
Use our drawing and painting skills to paint ladybirds.
As Musicians we will:-
Sing all of the songs that link with our topic! Why not give them a try?
The Ants Go Marching One by One ….
Herman the Worm
The Yellow Bumblebee Song
The Life Cycle of a Butterfly Songs
Describe how a piece of music is made up (eg introduction, verse, chorus, solo, instrumental, bridge).
Our Charanga Units will be “Friendship Song” and “Reflect, Rewind and Replay”.
In our PSHE lessons we will:-
Think about ROCK – Respect, Openess, Confidentiality and Kindness.
Revisit our Class Promises and remind ourselves why it’s important that we follow these rules.
Learn through our main themes of “Keeping Myself Safe” & “Growing & Changing”.
We will talk about being individuals, & later in the term we’ll be thinking about upcoming changes.
In our PE lessons we will:-
Work with Mr Hammond, Mr Gray and Mr Diago, our amazing Sports Coaches.
Practise playing different team games, including invasion games, net games and striking and fielding games.
Practise the skills we will need for our Sports Day at the end of term.
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 can’t wait to visit Foxburrow Farm later this half term. We are looking forward to carrying out lots of activities linked with our learning about Minibeasts.
More information to follow soon
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 - 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!
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 - 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! BMBTs and CLICs will be sent home each week so you can see your child’s progress & help them to improve their scores.
DON’T FORGET TO KEEP PRACTISING YOUR NUMBER POUCH TOO!
This is a great way for your child to learn the addition and subtraction ‘Learn-Its’ for this term and their Times Tables.
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)?