Welcome to Year 2
Every other Tuesday, Mr Brett and Miss Young will have PPA (planning, preparation and assessment) time and so Mrs McMahon will teach 2B and Mrs Lyon will teach 2Y.
Miss Pumphrey and Miss Holloway are PGCE students completing part of their teacher training with us!
2Y - Thursday 8th December, Thursday 25th May
2B - Thursday 17th November, Thursday 4th 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!
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 - Pizza Express - 2Y go on Thursday 29/9/16 and 2B go on Wednesday 5/10/16.
Term 2 - Cardiff Castle - Monday 21st November
Term 3 - SS Great Britain - Tuesday 7th February
Term 4 - Owls - Friday 7th April
Term 5 - Watch this space!
Term 6 -
Term 4 ~ Week 3
We've read and listened to The Owl and the Pussy-cat and The Jumblies by Edward Lear, and On the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan. We've noticed unusual words and phrases, and had a go at reading them with expression. Finally the children will write their own version of The Owl and the Pussy-cat, focussing on the following skills...
The writing skills we will focus on are:
- using noun phrases to add more detail
- using conjunctions to extend our sentences
- using commas and full stops to punctuate poem lines and verses
- reading our writing aloud to include the correct intonation
The reading skills we will focus on are:
- respond to a text (answer questions, make comments, make links, give opinions etc.)
If you'd like to have a look at these together at home, you can use these links:
On the Ning Nang Nong:
The Owl and the Pussy-cat:
We're revisiting multiplying and using different strategies to find the answer to 'lots of' problems.
4 x 5 =
3 x 2 =
6 x 3 =
We can find the answers to these problems by drawing an array picture:
Or by jumping on a number line:
The skills we will focus on are:
- using array pictures to solve 'lots of' or 'times' problems
- using number lines accurately to jump on in groups
- recording our method to show how we found the answer
HOME LEARNING opportunities:
It really is essential that the children access the common exception words regularly. Just to recap, by the end of Year 2 we are aiming for most children to be able to read and spell all of the Year 1 words and most of the Year 2 words.
- Read something ~ reading book, library book, magazine, own book, recipe book, signs and posters, common exception words
- Write something ~ diary, poem, story, information, book review, shopping list
- Try reading poems aloud, making your voice sound interesting. Can you perform them to someone?
- Practise your gymnastic sequences, or basketball skills
- Count in the patterns of 2, 5 and 10 ~ try to go as far as you can!
- Try adding and taking away 1 or 10 mentally
- Practise your number bonds: you could use these links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-74-_3WSrD0 - number bonds to 10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_NACf1BtE8 - number bonds to 20
- Use your drawing skills to draw detailed owls or cats
Curriculum Overview Term 6
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 colder and daps or trainers that they can do up themselves. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed if possible.
HOME LEARNING CHALLENGE
Try these: http://www.ictgames.com/hickory4.html
2. Can you read the scales to make the alien cake?
Have a go at Game 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/aliencookbook.shtml
Please see presentation below for an outline of the Year 2 SATs.
In response to parent feedback following the presentations, here is a link to past SATs papers including the 2016 'new style' SATs: http://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=4
IMPORTANT: We do not recommend that your child attempts these papers at home in test style situations, they are for your reference and act as a guide to the level and type of questioning involved. If you have any questions, please do ask Miss Young or Mr Brett.
Using different strategies in numeracy