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, Thursday 1st March
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!
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!
Wednesday 29th November - Muller House
Monday 4th / Wednesday 6th / Thursday 7th December - Tyntesfield House
Friday 12th January - BGS puppet show
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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 Mrs Pugh.
Term 3 ~ Weeks 1-3
We will immerse ourselves in the world of traditional tales and fairy tales. How many of them can you recognise in this picture? ----------------------------------------------------------------------->
After hearing a range of stories and recalling the events in order, we'll write our own versions. We'll work towards writing our own traditional / fairy tale.
The writing skills we will focus on are:
- using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces
- using conjunctions to extend our sentences and link ideas together
- using different sentence openers to make our writing interesting
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
If you would like to share any traditional stories from around the world, please let our child's teacher know!
Recognising and counting coins, adding amounts and finding change. Working with totals to £1. Recording amounts over £1.00 with the pound sign and decimal point.
Reading the time to o'clock and half past. Understanding and reading quarter past and quarter to times. Moving the hands on the clock clockwise.
Knowing that capacity, length and weight can be measured in non-standard and standard units. Recognising the measurements that are used for these (centimetres, meters, litres, millilitres, centilitres, grams, kilograms). Recognising the tools that are used for measuring capacity, length and weight (jugs, measuring cups, rulers, measuring tapes, balance scales).
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. 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 3
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.
This term we are doing gymnastics and rugby.
This term we are linking our learning about materials and stories and making finger puppets! We'll be investigating puppets, designing our own and making them out of felt. If you'd like to come in and help with some sewing, please let us know!
We'll be learning all abut materials. We'll identify the names of different materials and describe their properties. We'll carry out experiments and try changing materials!
Computing and E-safety
This term we focus on how to behave on line, including leaning what cyber bullying is and what to do if it happens.
Dreams and goals - we'll focus on our successes and achievements and notice what we are proud of. We will choose goals / targets that are realistic and learn how to persevere when tasks are difficult. We'll learn what a growth mindset is and ways in which we can take a positive approach to our learning.
Our RE topic this term is Hinduism - what does it mean to belong in Hinduism?
Our topic is called 'I wanna play in a band' and so the instruments will be coming out this term! We'll also continue to learn to recognise beats and rhythms.