Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

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Our Year 2 team includes Mrs Mahal, Miss Abbey, Mrs Barron and Mr Valentine supported by Mrs Hunt, Miss Quinn, Miss Everett.

Homework will be given out on a Monday and will need to be returned the Friday of the same week. Some weeks this might include a problem solving game being sent home to be played as a family (please write a comment in home record book).

Spellings will also be included in the homework which need to be learnt for a test on Fridays. Children are encouraged to read daily including their chosen library books.

For online Abacus games the children will need to use their log in:
www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
Username: first 4 letters of their first name followed by first 4 letters of surname.
Password: password
School code: t7jg

 

PE – Please ensure your child has an appropriate PE kit including for outdoors (plain navy blue tracksuit).

 

Please see below for your child’s PE days:
Class 2a: Tuesday
Class 2b: Friday
Class 2c: Thursday

Your child will visit the school library once a week where they will return their book and choose another one to take home.

See below for your child’s Library day:

Class 2a: Tuesday
Class 2b: Wednesday
Class 2c: Thursday

 

Please continue to regularly check the Year 2 page as we will add upcoming events, information as well as photos.

Important information

Parent Talks 2017

Please click for this terms curriculum overview

 

 

Weekly update

25/06/2018:  This week the children have been enjoying Sports week at school, taking part in some activities with Sports leaders. They have been learning about writing postcards from the pirate they have created. In Maths, we continue to revise the skills learnt this year such as multiplying and dividing.

Also, a reminder to ensure your child has their PE kit back in school. 


18/06/2018:  This week we have shown great team spirit during Sports Day. A big thank you to all the grown ups that came to watch us and for cheering us on. We have been exploring our topic Land Ahoy and have had lots of fun learning about different types of boats and famous sea explorers.

Please could you ensure your child brings their PE kit back to school as we will be needing it for PE and other sports activities for Sports week


14/05/2018:  This week, the children have been revising all the things we have learnt this year in preparation for our Special work next week. in Topic, we have been testing bridges to see which is the strongest using pennies. We have also just finished writing our very own stories, creating mini books, all about Rapunzel!


30/04/2018:  This week, the children have enjoyed learning how to tell the time! We have looked at o clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to. In English, we are beginning to explore writing our own version of Rapunzel. We are enjoying our topic of Towers, Tunnels and Turrets and have located famous towers around the world on a map.

Please could you ensure your child is wearing the correct summer uniform. Also, children bring a water bottle to school. Thank you.


23/04/2018:  This week Year 2 visited Dover castle. We had a great day exploring the castle and its tower! The children took part in a Knights, Feasts and Garderobes workshop which was lots of fun. Thank you to parents for helping out, we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.


09/04/2018:  Welcome back! We have started our new topic ‘Towers, tunnels and turrets’ by exploring parts of a castle. In Maths, we are busy learning all about 2D shapes. This week, the children made an exciting discovery – a crown on the playground! We have been investigating and interviewing builder’s to find out who the crown belongs to. Using all of our exciting ideas, we decided to create a Newspaper report to let other’s know about this exciting find!

This week was parent consultation week, if you were unable to make your meeting please speak to your class teacher to arrange another time.


19/03/2018:  This week, we have been busy coming to an end with our topic. The children have edited and redrafted their Non-Chronological reports. A big thank you to all adults that came to see all our hard work this topic. The children enjoyed performing their song to you as well as making some lovely cakes for you to enjoy. We hope you have a lovely Easter break!


09/03/2018:  After a snow week, Year 2 have been very busy this week catching up with lots of work. In Maths, we have continued to look at mass as well as carrying out some assessments to see what we have learnt so far! In English, we have been using our senses to describe and are preparing to write our hot tasks. In Topic, we are exploring where honey comes from and even got to taste different types of honey. Just a reminder to parents that we will be having our express event on Thursday 22nd March in the afternoon, more details will follow.

Also, children will have a spelling test on Friday 9th March, on the spellings that were given out on Monday 26th February.
Could you also please ensure your child’s correct PE kit is in school at all times. PE kits will be sent home at end of term to be washed.

19/02/2018:   Welcome back after half term. This term we have started our new topic Wriggle and Crawl with our very exciting express event. The children were very engaged and really enjoyed having a day with the mini beasts and different animals. We had a chance to touch snails, lizards, toads and many more.

We have also been learning all about length and how to use metres and centimetres. We enjoyed exploring different heights and lengths and measuring different objects. In English, we explored our school environment to find all the mini beasts we have. We then exploded using adjectives and similes to describe and create a sensory description.

Next week, parent consultations are being held on Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 1st March. If you are unsure of your time please ask your child’s class teacher.


29/01/2018:  This week, the children have been busy writing their own Traditional Tales. The children have enjoyed learning all about how to make their sentences exciting using conjunctions and lots of adjectives. In Maths, the children have been learning how to divide. Our topic is nearly coming to an end, the children have been making different bouncy ball patterns in Art. We have also been learning about inspirational sports people and what it means to be part of a team.


08/01/2018:  Welcome back after the Christmas break and a Happy New Year . The children have started their new topic ‘Bounce’. We started with our memorable event which was a mini sports day with Mr Fryer. In English, we have been learning all about Non-Fiction writing and researching about different sports. In Maths, we have been learning to multiply by 2.


15/12/2017:  This week we have been busy preparing for Christmas. We have been making Christmas hats for our Christmas lunch. We are also very excited to perform our Christmas play to our grown ups on Friday 16th December at 10am. Children were all sent home with 2 programmes, these are your tickets to come and see the performance.


08/12/2017:  This week we have been busy rehearsing the parts to our Christmas play ‘Toby’s Christmas drum’. We have also been learning how to use money and recognise different coins.


17/11/2017:  This week the children have been busy learning how to add and subtract in Maths. We have been using dienes to do this. In English, we are reading all about the Dish and the Spoon and have been looking at rhythm and rhyme. In topic, we have been exploring the theme of sound how water affects it.


10/11/2017:  Welcome back after half term, we hope you had a great break. This term we have started our new topic – Beat, Band and Boogie. The children had their express event this week which was a special visitor coming to show them some Indian drums. The children had lots of fun and all got a turn to play the drums. We are all very excited about this topic!


13/10/2017:  This week we have been busy coming to an end of our topic. We have been learning how to write recounts about our favourite activity this term. In Maths we are learning how to add and subtract tens and ones. We have written invitations to invite parents in to celebrate all our hard work this term. Parents are being invited on Thursday 19th October from 2:30pm.

Parent consultation slips have now been returned, if you are unsure of a time please ask your class teacher before the day.


06/10/2017:  This week the children have been very busy learning more about place value in Maths. In Writing, we have explored riddles and the children are preparing to write their very own. In topic, we continue to explore different materials and have even had fun carrying out some Science experiments with oil and water.

A reminder that the parent consultations, are Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th October. If you have yet to return your slips please do so as soon as.

Also, the children are making invitations to invite you to come and see all their hard work this term on Thursday 19th October at 2pm.


29/09/2017:  This week the children have been very busy writing their instructions for the fizzy floats they made. The children should be very proud of their hard work and have learnt how to use connectives, adverbs and verbs. In Maths, we have learnt about ordering numbers using the less than and greater than signs. The children have been encouraged to explain their answers using what they know about place value. In topic, we carried a Science experiment, looking at the process of melting


18/09/2017:  This week the children have been learning about Place Value in Maths. They have been using dienes and counters to help them. In English, we have been reading George’s Marvellous Medicine and even got the chance to make our own fizzy floats following a ‘Revolting Rhyme Recipe’. Carrying on from our topic, Muck, Mess and Mixtures, the children also made their own potions.


Additional Help

Please use the following ICT/online games to help your child with phonics and maths:

Literacy Games

Letters and Sounds

BBC KS1 Bitesize Literacy

Phonics Play

Maths KS1

Maths Games

BBC KS1 Bitesize Maths

Old SATs papers (pre-new assessments) Still relevant

Sample KS1 Maths SATs

Sample KS1 Reading SATs

Sample KS1 Spelling, Grammar&Punctuation SATs

Year 2 parent talk

End of year expectations

 

School Caretaker Vacancy - Please visit the school office for an application form

 
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