Welcome to our Year 2 Page!CLASS OF 2016/17
Year 2 Castle Dress – Up Day
Year 2 staff would like to thank all the adults and children for their amazing and creative costumes for Castle dress up day. You all looked ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!
Please keep your costumes safe, as we are planning an end of year banquet with dressing up, jousting, dancing and feasting!!!
|Visit from Mr. Jones|
|Airplane Drama Day|
Marwell Zoo Trip
We had a fantastic day at Marwell learning all about different animals.
We designed and made habitats using our cutting
and folding skills to create texture.
|World Book Day|
|Making Mini Beast Habitats|
|Making Space Buggies|
We are proud of our work Sharing our work with peers
On Wednesday, the children from Year 2 had a fantastic day being ‘Explorers’.
They spent all day learning and problem solving through Explorer themed activities. Unfortunately due to the weather we had to stay inside for the den building but we did manage to get outside for some orienteering and even went on our own exploration through lakes, caves, gloomy forests and a swamp! The children also spent time creating some explorer themed moving pictures using sliders and levers.
Learning all about maps
Making maps of the local area
|Tennis with Chris Biddle (Tennis Coach)|
Autumn Home Learning Maths Games - 2, 5 and 10 times tables
|Farm to Fork Trip to Tesco|
|Pirate Activity Day - 28th September 2016|
|Settling into Year 2!|
Welcome to Year 2!
Welcome back to the new academic year. We are looking forward to working with you and your children in Year 2. Please remember the school day starts at 8:30am when children have learning tasks to complete and may be involved in a range of intervention groups.
We encourage the pupils to be as independent at school as possible, especially when organising their own belongings. Please help us and them to achieve this goal by ensuring everything you send to school is clearly named.
Just a few reminders of the things your child needs to have in school every day:-
- Book bag, with both reading and library books and the green reading record book inside.
Children are encouraged to change their reading books as often as they need to and are given the opportunity during early bird sessions when they can choose their own books to take home. Children are also welcome to choose a book from the library which offers a wide range of texts. It is important for children to read regularly both to continue to build on their sight vocabulary whilst also fostering a love for reading. When helping your child to read, it is vital that you spend time discussing the book, asking a range of questions in order to deepen their understanding. For example:
- How is the character feeling? How do you know? What clues are there in the text?
- What might happen next? Why do you think that?
This year we are trialling a new approach to spelling practice with an emphasis on the common exception words and words regularly used in writing (click on link at the top of this page). We will issue spellings on a Friday and we will assess their learning the following Friday. We appreciate home lives are busy but we would be grateful for your help to support your child with their spellings.
In Year 2 home learning is given over a half term. We provide a list of activities under the headings ‘Literacy’, ‘Maths,’ ‘Creative’ & ‘Outdoors’ from which the children are asked to choose one activity from each section, you can do more if you wish. These can be completed in a variety of ways, including practically with photos sent in to show the learning. A home learning book will be sent home for you to use but parents are welcome to be more creative if you wish. Children are asked to bring in their home learning to share during our year group presentation afternoon. Don’t forget to visit the ‘Learning Zone’ section of our website for lots of useful websites and fun games to enhance learning.
Our first topic for this term is ‘Pirates’ which will see us explore a range of writing styles whilst learning about our world including naming oceans and continents, comparing countries and creating simple maps. As part of our learning we are planning a Pirate Activity Day where we would like children to dress up as a pirate, more information will follow. We will also develop our mathematical strategies including number bonds to 10, using place value and the formal and informal methods for addition and subtraction. After half term we will be thinking about seasonal festivals and celebrations including Guy Fawkes, Remembrance Day and Christmas. For more details about our curriculum please see the link at the top of this page. We will try to update the page throughout the year so look out for photos, key dates and activities.
We value our partnership with you very much. If you have any queries or worries, please do come and see us at the end of the day.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs Wyatt-Jones Miss Wickenden