Meet the Year 2 Team!
Welcome to Year 2
Please find below information about the curriculum as well as important diary dates and routines and procedures in year 2.
2B - Thursday 14th December, Thursday 15th March
2J - Thursday 30th November, Thursday 8th March
2Y - Thursday 7th December, DATE CHANGE now Thursday 10th May
Class assemblies start at 3pm and last until just before home time. Parents, carers and family members are all welcome to come and watch. Younger siblings are welcome to come too but we ask that you take them out if they become noisy so that the children can be heard. We look forward to seeing you there!
DAY CHANGE - We invite you to come in and read to / with your child every Monday morning between 8:50 and 9:10.
Trips and visits:
We will add information about trips here as soon as we are able to confirm them. We know that you appreciate as much prior warning as possible. We welcome parent volunteers to help out on our trips, and will endeavour to make the process a fair one by keeping track of everyone who's come along throughout the year. There will also be opportunities to come in and help with various activities in school, so please do let us know if you'd like to lend a hand!
Wednesday 29th November - Muller House
Monday 4th / Wednesday 6th / Thursday 7th December - Tyntesfield House
Friday 12th January - BGS puppet show
Term 5: Bristol Zoo
Friday 18th May - 2J and Starlings
Monday 21st May -
Tuesday 22nd May - 2Y and Nightingales
Term 6: [Watch this space!]
PPA cover teachers:
2B - Every Tuesday afternoon Ms Smith & every other Friday Mrs Welsford.
2J - Every Thursday Ms Davies & every other Friday Ms Davies.
2Y - Every other Friday Ms Pugh.
We will be writing reports on the possible aliens! We will also be reading a variety of fiction texts: The owl who was afraid of the dark and Beegu. For transition to year 3, the children will get opportunities to write to their new teachers and be interviewed by year 1's on what life is like in year 2!
We will learn to use time connectives, bossy verbs and of course- full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and questions marks.
We will also be focussing on using suffixes to change words e.g. adding -ing and -ed. We are also looking at homophones such as hole and whole.
We will practise using conjunctions and a range of punctuation. The children are also learning to read their work back and think about how they might change or improve it.
The reading skills we will focus on are:
- responding to and discussing a text (asking questions, making comments, making links, giving opinions etc.)
- scanning the text to retrieve information
- using inference to answer questions
- recalling details from the story
- explaining why we think what we think
We will be learning how to estimate before we calculate answers. We will also be finding missing numbers using 'counting on' and the inverse (opposite) method.
Other skills we will focus on are:
- counting on and back in ones, twos, fives and tens - from zero and any number
- making a number using any addition or subtraction sum e.g. can you make 7?
HOME LEARNING opportunities:
Whilst we do not set formal home learning in year 2, there are always opportunities to continue the learning at home!
1. READING, READING, READING! We can not stress how important it is that your child practises their reading as often as possible - ideally every day, at least 3 times per week!
2. Can you add up coins and find change up to £1.00?
You could use this website: http://www.ictgames.com/moneyPage.htm
3. Can you read o'clock and half past times? Now try quarter past and quarter to times!
You could use this website: http://www.ictgames.com/hickory4.html
4. Do you know the properties of 2D and 3D shapes?
You could use this website: http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3usa/flash/index.html?goLesson=14
5. Linking our learning to real life - Can you help with some cooking and measure the weight of the ingredients? Can you help pay for items in a shop by adding the coins? Can you measure how much juice to pour into the cup?
Curriculum Overview Term 6
We have a cross-curricular approach to our learning and much of our learning centres around our key topics, this term they are:
The Aliens are Coming!
This term's topic started with an unexpected start! We found what we think was lost alien spaceship... we are currently investigating and will report soon on our findings!
For home learning, please can you draw the view from outside your window.
Thank you for your amazing home learning! Lots of your work is on display! If you haven't already, there is still plenty of time for you to complete your home learning :)
We have timetabled PE slots, but sometimes these are changed due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances. It is therefore useful for the children to have their PE kit in school all week.
Please make sure the children have the following in their PE bag: a white t-shirt, black shorts or trousers & sweatshirts now that the weather is getting colder and daps or trainers that they can do up themselves. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed if possible.
PE will be athletics and team building games. Sports Day is on Tuesday 10th July.
Arts Week is from 26th June - 29th June and we are asking for parent helpers to help with activities please! We will be making decorations for our 70th birthday party which is on Saturday 30th June 2 - 6pm!
We will be learning about our local area including plants and how the seasons change how our local area looks.
Computing and E-safety
We will learning coding and how to search online safely.
Changing Me - we will be learning about ourselves and how humans change over time.
We will be finding out what pilgrims are.
We will be learning our 70th birthday song and adding in a year 2 verse of our own!