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 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 Spring 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 Some things might be out of date, incorrect or not entirely true.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
Week Beginning Monday 24th January
Mrs Lee and Mrs Wilson can’t wait to start another exciting week with you all.
We will continue to link all our learning with our exciting new topic Medieval Mayhem!
As Resilient Readers we will:-
Continue to read our class text George and the Dragon.
Click on this link to listen to the story.
Answer a variety of questions about the text – 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 new class book – our page turner – 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. Why not sing along with his raps at home too?
Use “boxing up” to identify the main parts of the story. Draw and label images to show the beginning, middle and end of the story.
Edit and improve our “boxing up” to retell the story of George and the Dragon. Use a variety of sentence stems, adjectives and adverbs to give our writing some Oomph!!
Link our learning and write simple captions to identify and describe the main features of a castle.
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!
Learn about division. Watch this video to find out more.
Use words and phrases such as division, divided by, share, divisible by, share equally, divide, group, divide into.
Use “plates” and “dots” to show division problems.
Solve division number and word problems.
This is a great song too!
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 “Forces and Movement”.
Tap and clap key Scientific words linked to our theme.
Why not sing along with these songs at home too?
Why not watch this video to find out more!
Identify and describe TWISTS AND TURNS.
This website has lots of activities and facts to explore.
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 “Questionning” topic on Purple Mash. This will focus on the importance of phrasing questions & that certain data-handling resources are limited in the answers they can provide.
Learn about .E-Safety and the importance of Online Safety.
Continue to upload our work to See-Saw and Purple Mash.
As Historians we will:-
Use different sources of evidence to find out about the past.
Use words and phrases such as long ago, then, past, hundreds of years ago, to talk about events in Medieval Times.
Identify and label the key features of castles.
Write simple definitions to explain the purpose of the main features of a castle.
Why not click on the links below? Lots of activities and facts about castles.
As Artists we will:–
Use painting skills to create images of castles. We will need to include all the key features.
Why not try drawing one at home too?
As Musicians we will:–
Sing all of the songs that link with our topic! Why not give them a try?
The Castle Songs
George and the Dragon Song
I’m a Knight Song
In our PSHE lessons we will:-
Think about ROCK – Respect, Openess, Confidentiality and Kindness.
Learn through our main themes of “Valuing Difference” & “Being My Best”.
Revisit our Class Promises and remind ourselves why it’s important that we follow these rules.
Think about times when we make choices.
Talk about choices we can make that will keep us healthy.
Why not sing this song?
In our PE lessons we will:-
Work with Mr Hammond, Mr Gray and Mr Diago, our amazing Sports Coaches.
Investigate different ways that our bodies can move.
Move on different body parts.
Start to learn a Medieval Dance that we hope to share with you later this 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
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 - Spring Term
As Resilient Readers, we’ll be reading & discussing a variety of texts about ‘Castles’. Storytelling skills will be developed using Pie Corbett’s words & actions. We’ll listen to and write poems about dragons and castles. As Writers, we’ll become experts on ‘castles’ and write non-chronological reports using headings and sub-headings. Reading and spelling skills will be practised regularly during our handwriting, phonics and grammar sessions. Please help your child to practise their Word Pouch, as well as reading and discussing their books with them. Your child will continue to bring home a Library Book and Reading Book weekly. Weekly Spellings, Maths, English and Handwriting homework challenges will continue. 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 spelling while encouraging co-operative learning.
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?
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Year 2 Maths Curriculum - Spring Term
As Mathematicians we’ll continue to follow our ‘Inspire Maths’ scheme & work on calculations including multiplying and dividing. We need to learn the 2x, 5x, 3x and 10x tables off by heart. The CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach will be used to consolidate our Mathematical understanding. We’ll also be working with coordinates on a map, exploring measuring using different types of equipment, using 3D shapes for castle modelling & looking at the different types of shapes found in castles. We will investigate symmetrical patterns on shields. 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!