Welcome to Year 2!

Your teacher this year is Mrs Jaques, supported by our Teaching Assistant Mrs Clark.

Every morning, Miss Petrillo will be working in our class.

    

 

Homework

 

Spellings -  Spelling homework will be uploaded to Class DoJo every Friday and a spelling test will be the following Friday. The children have a week to practise their spellings. Spellings are linked to Year 2 SATs outcomes and phonics.

 

Reading - Reading books will be given out changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as it is important that the children are answering questions about the text. We expect the children to bring their reading book in everyday as we expect the children to read every night and have their record signed.  

 

Maths - Maths homework will be to practise on Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars. Your child will have a username and log in. They should practise AT LEAST 3 times a week to help them become more fluent with their times tables - this will be checked in class. In Year 2 we learn our 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Then in the Summer term we move onto our 4s. Remember to log onto Times Table Rock Stars to practise your timetables and get to the top of the leader board.

 

Learning Logs - Learning Logs will be uploaded to Class DoJo every other 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 from Miss Robinson's prize box. The date the learning log is due back will always be on Class DoJo. 

PE

 

Outdoor PE - Wednesday afternoon

(During the current situation, children will only need suitable PE shoes for outdoor PE.)

 

Please ensure your child keeps their PE shoes in school.

Topic

Autumn 1

Our topic this half term is 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures'. Let’s get messy. Muck and mess are good. In fact, they're marvellous. Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods. Pour, mix, stir, splat. How does it feel to get your hands covered in goo? Write instructions, descriptions and stories – there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures. Work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create a new gallery space. What will you make? How will you arrange it? How will the gallery make you and your visitors feel? Don’t worry about the mess – it’ll always wash.                            

Writing  

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 push 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...

Maths

In Year 2 we will be learning lots of new skills and deepening our understanding with our newly learnt Maths 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 have to name and describe the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and describe the symmetry. We will be telling the time around the clock.

 

We use Power Maths at St Mary's and we have our own exercise book and maths journal to work from. Power Maths helps us link maths to real life situations and master our skills using different manipulatives.

 

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Science

 

Our Science topic this term is Animals including Humans. We will be looking at the importance of healthy eating, excercising and hygiene.         

 

 

Year 2 Pirate SATS

We have a very special job to do in Year Two, we get to train and become real life pirates! In Summer 1 all the children take a arithmetic maths pirate test, a reasoning maths pirate test, a writing pirate test, a SPAG pirate test and two reading pirate tests. Alongside this we have to train to speak like a pirate, sword fight like a pirate and hide treasure like a pirate! It is so much fun. Mrs Jaques is our captain and leads us all the way to victory! Once we have completed all our tricky pirate SATS we then have a pirate graduation and receive special certificates and even a real pirate coin!

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