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Year 2

As you may know we are staggering the school day in order that we can get everyone on/off the site whilst observing social distancing. We politely ask that where possible adults drop children at the boundary of the school rather than entering the site. Where necessary to enter, please only send one adult per family. In year 2 we are starting school at 8.50am and we will be asking the children to line up so we can lead the children into school through separate doors. We will bring the children outside to line up at 2.55pm at the end of the day in the year 1 and 2 playground. We ask that you keep away from the doors and stand well back near the edge of the playground so that we can send the children from the line safely to you. 

 

Children will return to school in full uniform apart from on days when they have PE when we ask that you send them in their school PE kit. In Year 2 our P.E. days will be Tuesday and Friday. 

 

Children may bring essential items from home into school: lunchboxes, coats, book bags etc. However non-essential items must not come between home and school e.g. pencil cases, show and tell items etc. We will be sending reading books home from September but there will be a delay between books coming back into school and new ones coming home. This is in order that we can quarantine books for the recommended 48 hours before returning them to shelves. In Year 2 we will collect reading books in on a Monday and then send a new one out on a Wednesday. We do have a significant number of reading books out on loan with our families at the moment and it would help us greatly if you could send these in on Monday 7th September

Teacher in Beech Class on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Teacher in Beech Class on Friday
Teacher in Cherry Class

In Year 2 we have two classes:

 

                      Beech                    Cherry

         (Mrs Williamson and Mrs Wighton)   (Mr Moorhouse)

 

 

 

We have four Learning Support Assistants called Mrs Jubb, Mrs Smith, Mrs Manning and Mrs Priestly.

 

 

 

Year 2 are also taught by some other members of staff:

 

  • Mrs Toothill - Tuesday Computing lesson
  • Mr Manning - Tuesday P.E. session

Monday - Times table test and spelling test.                                                                             Reading books due in.

                 Homework due in.

 

Tuesday - P.E. lesson with Mr Manning and Computing with Mrs Toothill.

 

Wednesday - Music lesson with Miss Heap.

                      Reading books sent home. 

                      Homework sent out.

 

Thursday - 

 

Friday - Mrs Wighton in 2CW 

              P.E. for both classes taught by class teacher.

              

Children need to come to school in their P.E. kits on a Tuesday and a Friday. Where possible we will try and go outside for our P.E. sessions so please ensure that the children will be dressed in something that will keep them warm. 

 

We would like to remind you that the school’s PE kit is a white t-shirt, black shorts and a dark coloured track suit. Your child will also need suitable outside trainers. All of this MUST BE CLEARLY LABELLED with your child’s name and class.

 

 

 

As in Year One your child will bring home reading books every week.  Reading records will be sent home for you to record any comments. Book bags and books need to be brought into school on a Monday each week, so we can change them and return them to you on a Wednesday. In school, your child has a different reading record book where the teacher can record their comments and chat to the children about their targets.  

Library Books

Cherry and  Beech time is on a Friday. Your child will have the opportunity to take out a book of their choice.  These books need to be returned every Friday to be changed or renewed.

 

 

Every Monday the Home Learning will be sent home and loaded onto the website.

 

The sheet gives details of the reading, maths and spelling activities that should be done with your child at home.

 

Your child’s Home Learning books need to be returned to school every Monday and will be sent home the same day.

 

On a Monday, we will carry out a short, informal spelling test in a Spelling Book. These will be marked in school and your child will be told their score.

Geography and History

 

This term our topic is 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside'.

This term in Science we are studying living things and their habitats.

 

 

 

 

In English we will be reading and writing a variety of stories and poems.

We will be reading two stories which are linked to our Seaside topic called Dougal's Deep Sea Diary and The Light House Keepers Lunch. We will be writing stories, character descriptions and instructions. Our aim in this half term is to write sentences with capital letters, full stops, adjectives and finger spaces. 

 

We will continue to teach the cursive handwriting style which your child has already been practising in Year 1. Please encourage your child to use this joined up handwriting at all times.

 

We are currently working on number and place value.

 

 

In Year 2 our significant author is Anthony Browne. We will be researching into his life and looking at what inspired him to become an author. 

 

To find out more about Anthony Browne and some of his books visit this website 

http://www.anthonybrownebooks.com/  

 

These are just some of the books which we read and look at in school

 

 

 

We spent some time learning some facts about Anthony Browne and then we produced some circle maps to present our work.

Reading in Year 2

In Year 2 we have daily whole class reading sessions. We use the prompts from the reading VIPERS to help us improve the key reading skills.

When hearing children read we not only work on the children's comprehension but also their fluency and expression. In school we use the term reading EARS. 

 

 

 

 

https://ttrockstars.com/login

 

In Year 2 we all have our own TTrockstars login to help us learn our times tables. 

 

When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables. To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!

 

 

Every Monday we complete our X Factor challenges! There are copies of all the challenges below so you can print them out and have a go at home. 

Literacy reading numbers words game

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html#colour-english

 

Reading colour words game

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html#colour-english

 

High frequency word game

http://www.ictgames.com/dinosaurwordsrepeat.html

 

Literacy spelling game

http://www.ictgames.com/lcwc.html

 

 

 

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