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Colston's Primary School A Co-operative Academy

Celebrating Diversity, Learning Together

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.

  

Useful information

Class assemblies:

2B - [Watch this space!]

2J - [Watch this space!]

2Y - [Watch this space!]

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!

Reading Workshop:

We invite you to come in and read to / with your child every Thursday 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!

Term 1 - [Watch this space!]

Term 2 - [Watch this space!]

Term 3 - [Watch this space!]

Term 4 - [Watch this space!]

Term 5 - [Watch this space!]

Term 6 - [Watch this space!]

PPA cover teachers:

2B - Every Tuesday afternoon Ms Smith & every other Friday Mrs Welsford.

2J - Every other Thursday Ms Davies & every other Friday Ms Davies.

2Y - Every other Friday Mrs Pugh.

 

Updated 6/9/17

 

Term 1 ~ Weeks 1-2 

LITERACY

Fiction - Story text

Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh

Image result for marshall armstrong

After hearing the story and studying the illustrations, we'll recall all the facts we can think of about the character and what happens during the story. We'll ask questions about the text, and work towards planning and writing our own version of the story.

The writing skills we will focus on are:

  • using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces
  • using question marks to punctuate question sentences
  • using noun phrases to add more detail 

 The reading skills we will focus on are:

  • responding to and discussing a text (asking questions, making comments, making links, giving opinions etc.)  
  • recalling the events in the right order
  • recalling details from the story 
  • explaining why we think what we think 

 

 

NUMERACY

We're recalling our knowledge of number facts, including counting on and back in sequences / patterns. We'll think about number order and place value, finding out about partitioning numbers into their tens and ones.  

The skills we will focus on are:

  • counting on and back in ones, twos, fives and tens
  • noticing sequences of numbers and continuing them
  • explaining how we know which number is missing from the sequence or what comes next
  • showing how many tens and ones make up a two-digit number

 

HOME LEARNING opportunities:

..... coming soon!

Updated 6/9/17

Curriculum Overview Term 1

All About Us!

PE

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.

Art

We will learn about artists like Picasso who produced portraits. We'll develop our drawing skills whilst creating self portraits and have fun being creative whilst producing a range of portraits using different mediums!

Science

 As part of our topic, 'All About Me' we will be learning about the human body as well as learning how to ask scientific questions and plan an experiment.

Computing and E-safety

 We will be learning about how to stay safe online, We will also be building upon the coding the children have done in year1.

PSHE

 

RE

 Our RE topic this term is Islam, and year 2 will be looking specifically at Ramadan and Eid, and why they are important to Muslims.

Music

 

 

 

Updated 6/9/17