Your teacher this year is Miss Nunwick, supported by our Teaching Assistants Miss Young and Mrs Corke. On a Tuesday afternoon year two are taught by Mrs Anderton.

 

In Year Two, we work as a team to support each other in all we do, so that we can achieve to the best of our ability.

 

In Year Two we strive to have high standards and expect that children:

 

  • Arrive promptly to school each day for 8.50am registration.
  • Wear the correct uniform to school, including black shoes.
  • Always try their very best with all of their work.

 

Homework

 

Spellings -  Spelling homework will be uploaded to Class DoJo  every Monday 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 and changed regularly, 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.  

 

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 centred 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 Nunwick's prize box. The date the learning log is due back will always be on Class DoJo. 

 

If you have any questions, please send Miss Nunwick a message on class dojo or speak to one of the year two team on the playground. We are available before and after school everyday.

SAT's

Year two are all knights in training, they are working hard to gather evidence and pass their knights challenges and become a licensed knight. This will be taking place throughout May. If you would any more information on our challenges to become a knight, please speak to Miss Nunwick. 

PE

PE will take place on a WEDNESDAY. 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 outdoor games sessions this half term.

 

Music

Sessions take place each Monday morning and are led by our specialist music teacher Mrs Reynolds. This half term we are learning to sing songs in rounds and unison... It is very tricky!

Topic

Summer one- Knights, Castles and Dragons!

Our topic this term is all about knights, castles and dragons! A fun filled topic full of history and adventure! We will be using traditional stories and modern-day tales to support our learning and develop our existing skills. At the start of this topic we will be visiting Clitheroe Castle to learn about living in a castle, how to build a castle, tales of dragons and practicing our sword skills :)

 

Here are some fabulous websites to support your learning:

 

 

Here is our Creative Curriculum plan for the whole of the academic year....

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 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.

Phonics

 

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.

 

Here are some links to support learning of phonics:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

This half term we will be focusing on three exciting books.

-Do not disturb the dragons- Michelle Robinson

-The day I fell into a fairy-tale- Ben Miller

-The dragon machine- Helen Ward

Maths

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).

 

Every lesson we complete a Fluent in Five (arithmetic task), to help us with our fluency in doubling, number bonds and calculation. We also complete Numbots at home to support our learning in class.

 

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If you would like to practice building your skills in Maths, take a look at the links below.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk                        

Science

 

In Science we will be learning about 'Animals including humans'. 

Objectives for this unit are to:

-Know that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults •

-Know the basic stages in a life cycle for animals, including humans.

-Find out & describe basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food & air).

Through these sessions and using TAP's assessments (https://pstt.org.uk/) we will be developing the five areas of scientific enquiry, which are:

 

  • observation over time.
  • identifying and classifying.
  • pattern seeking.
  • research.
  • comparative and fair testing.

 

If you would like to practice building your skills in Science, take a look at the links below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv