Welcome to Year 2
A very warm welcome from all of the Year 2 team.
Meet The Team
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Year 2 - Spring 1
Happy New Year!
Welcome back and and a very Happy New Year to you all! We hope that you have had a wonderful holiday season and that you feel energised and enthusiastic about our new term. This week, we will be kicking off our topic with an amazing start! We will be having our Space Day which will act as an introduction to our new topic 'Can plants grow in space?'. We are so excited to see you and to hear about your holidays!
Key Dates - What is happening this half term?
What are we learning about this half term?
Week commencing 20.01.20
What are we learning this week?
This week, we will be continuing our work with the book 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers. We will write a retell of the story using what we have learnt about expanded noun phrases and using 'inverted commas' (speech marks'). We will then publish a section of our finished retell.
This week, we are going to learn about division. We will look at sharing into groups of 2, 5 and 10. We will also learn how to use the bar model to show division (see below).
Homework for this half term
Spring Term Outdoor Learning
Victorian Day and Trip
As part of our Victorians topic, we got to experience what life would have been life for Victorian children both at school and at home. We got quite the surprise! It was very different and the teachers were very bossy! These experiences supported the children's writing and helped them to create amazing information books.
Year 2 Trip to Nottingham City Centre 10.9.19
Autumn 1 - Outdoor Learning
Pine Class take on Broxtowe Balance Festival 4.10.19
Pine Class took part in the Balance Festival at Broxtowe College. Their behaviour was super and they tried so hard. We even recieved medals for our enthusiasm and teamwork!
Year 2 Introduction to the Victorians Afternoon
On Monday afternoon, Year 2 started their Historical inquiry into the lives of the Victorians and the reign of Queen Victoria. The children had the afternoon to explore books, role play, create art, and ask questions about the Victorian period. The children were very engaged with this activity and are very excited about learning about how different Victorian children’s lives were.
Meet the Teacher
If you did not manage to make your child's Meet the Teacher meeting, look through the presentations below which includes all relevant information.
What are we learning this year?
Please see below our Long Term Plan for Year 2 which outlines our upcoming projects and curriculum aims for the year 2019-2020. The children will also take part in regular Outdoor Learning lessons with Mrs Mitchell throughout the year, focusing on Outdoor Adventurous Activities as well as life long skills.
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PE will be every Monday and Thursday. The children will also be taking part in daily exercise both inside and outside. Please can you ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school all week. PE kit includes a plain white or white JC t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and trainers. Please send socks if your child is wearing tights. Children will need to have earrings removed for PE lessons.
Water is available to the children throughout the day in the classroom. Please provide them with a named water bottle. These will be sent home daily.
Pine and Willow will be going outside to work in the Outdoor Classroom throughout the Autumn term. Each class will alternate weeks with Willow starting on Friday 13th September. Children will need to bring a set of warm appropriate clothes for the sessions as well as their school uniform for them to get changed back into.
Your child has been issued with a Communication Dairy. We ask that all children read at least three times a week at home and have their diary signed by an adult at home. If you have any questions or queries, please use the diary and ask your child to let us know that there is a message for us.
Each half term, your child will be sent home with a 'Homework Grid' sheet. Our expectation is that the children complete the grey boxes weekly, and choose one other piece of homework each week as an optional piece of work. Children may bring in any completed homework at any point throughout the term.
This half terms Homework Grid is below:
Just a reminder that toys should not be brought into school.
The Year 2 classrooms are fully equipped with the stationery that the children will need. We encourage children not to bring anything to school that is valuable to them, as we cannot account for things going missing.
English in Year 2
Year 2 English Reading,Writing and Spoken Language Objectives
Reading in Year 2
Maths in Year 2
Year 2 Maths Curriculum Objectives
Helpful Maths Topic Ideas
What can you do to help?
Here are a few ideas for activities that you and your child can do at home together. We'll keep adding
ideas as we come across them to. If you find something great which you and your child really enjoy, let us know!
Ideas for Maths activities at home
Science in Year 2
Year 2 Science Curriculum
End of KS1 Statutory Assessments (SAT's)