Welcome to Year 2!

Your teacher this year is Miss Robinson with Mrs Hamnett and Miss Clark. 



Reading - Reading books will be given out and changed on Friday, children are asked to put their books into the box each day, so that they can be checked and changed. It is important that the children are answering questions about the text. We expect the children to read every night and have their record signed, please can children bring their book in each day so they have the opportunity to read with an adult.  


Learning Logs - Learning Logs will be given out every 2 weeks on a Friday. The children are given 2 weeks to complete their topic centered homework project and then we will have a Learning Log Gallery in class. They get to look at each others work and vote for their favourite one. The winning Learning Log will receive a sticker and a prize.



PE will take place on a THURSDAY. Children are able to come to school on this day in a plain black tracksuit, plain white t-shirt and plain trainers. We will be taking part in athletics sessions this half term.



The Great Fire!








Our whole class guided reading book is The Lonely Beast. We will look at the vocabulary, answer a range of comprehension questions using VIPERS, act out the story and work on reading with expression during in our daily lessons. 



In Year 2 we will be looking at a range of text from fairy tales to factual books. The children will write stories, instructions, recounts, non-chronological reports, formal letters, character descriptions and diaries. The writing and reading will always link to the topic for that term. Handwriting is a big focus in year two and we will be starting to join our letters. Here are a list of tricky words we have to read and spell throughout the year.



At St Mary's, we now follow the Read Write Inc Phonics Scheme. Children will be assessed every half term and placed into a group that suits their ability. Every phonics lesson starts with learning or revising a sound, and then reading a book which uses sounds they already know. Children then use these skills to read and spell independently.



In Year 2 we will be learning lots of new skills and deepening our understanding with our newly learnt mathematical knowledge. We will be learning our 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s times table and using different mathematical equipment. We will be adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying a range of numbers. We learn to name and describe the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and describe the symmetry. We will  also be learning to tell the time. 


At St. Mary's we follow the Power Maths programme, we have our own exercise book and math journal to work from. Power Maths helps us link maths lessons to real life situations and master our skills using different manipulatives (equipment).



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Our Science topic for this term is Materials. We will be looking at the material properties and comparing them with different objects. This will help us with our global investigation about The Great Fire of London! Here is our knowledge organiser below...