Your teacher this year is Miss Robinson, supported by our Teaching Assistant Miss Clark.
We will also be joined by Miss Kennedy in the mornings and Miss Wood in the afternoons.
Spellings- Spelling homework will be given out every Monday and a spelling test will be the following Monday. So the children have a week to practise their spellings.
Reading- Reading books will be 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 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. In Year 2 we learn our 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Then in the Summer term we move onto our 4s.
Learning Logs- Learning Logs will be given out every Monday and due in fortnightly. The children are given 2 weeks to complete their topic centered homework project and then the children 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 in your child's book.
Indoor PE - Tuesday (top, shorts and pumps)
Outdoor PE - Thursday (jogging top, jogging bottoms and trainers)
Please ensure your child keeps their PE kit in class as PE times can change. In Year 2 we send the PE kits home to be washed at the end of every half term.
Our topic this half term is 'The Scented Garden' we will be looking at the book 'Wild' and creating our own flowers to help the environment. The children will be able to talk about the current issues of global warming in their lifetime and beyond that. The children will talk about parts of a plant and discover 'scented' flowers and why we have them. They will also be creating landscape drawings, learning key vocabulary, finding out about current global warming issues and how they can help today and in the future. Our Topic will change every half way so we can create a journey of knowledge throughout our school year. At the end of every topic we will be investigating a 'Global Question' to help us think about current issues that are happening throughout the world.
Here is our knowledge organiser so our adults know what we are learning about...
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...
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.
Our Science topic this term is Living Things and Their Habitats. We will be looking at different habitats, talking about living and non living things, looking at food chains, looking at our local habitats and what a micro habitat looks like. Our 'big question' we will be answering is 'Where do worms love to live?'
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. Miss Robinson 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!