Year 2 2020 - 2021
WELCOME TO YEAR 2
On this page you will find lots of information that will be useful to help you and your child. Below you will see a summary of our learning for the term ahead and information about homework. At the end of each week please check the "News Items" for information about the week ahead - scroll down to the bottom of the page to find it.
Email address: email@example.com Please contact me if you have any questions at all.
Please remember to tell me if your child will not be collected by the usual adult at the end of the day. Thank you.
Spring Term 2020-21
Thank you so much for your messages, cards and gifts at the end of last term. All the staff very much appreciated them. Thank you also for your support so far this year. The children have been amazing and it has been a pleasure to teach them so far. Please remember to check our page and news items regularly for further information, including homework and any changes to our usual practice due to the current situation.
In English this term, we will continue to consolidate our grammar knowledge learned so far. We will learn to write recounts of a real event by studying the Great Fire of London and then draw on this knowledge to write poetry. In maths, we will revisit our knowledge of addition, subtraction, multpication and division then moving on to fractions. The children will use their increasing knowledge to solve mastery problems.
As Historians we will learn how and why the Fire of London happened, use historical resources to understand what it was like for people at the time and learn how the event impacted on London today. We will link this to our geography knowledge by studying maps, be Artists and create collage work inspired by London and as Musicians, we will create group compositions inspired by the events.
In Science we will explore materials and their properties and in RE, explore the Epiphany and the visit of the Maji. Our PE session with Premier Sports will be gymnastics on Friday mornings and we will continue to have a class PE session on Tuesdays, weather permitting. The children can continue to wear PE kits to school on Tuesday and Friday. As the weather remains cold please send the children in joggers/leggings and a school jumper or sweatshirt on PE days.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information or if you have any questions about Year 2. You will see my email address at the top of the page.
Autumn Term 2020-2021
Please remember to check our page regularly for further information and any changes to our usual practice due to the current situation. We know that some children may feel uncertain about the return to school and we want to assure that we have made robust plans. Please read the letter which was sent out to you at the end of last term and which is saved here on our class page.
In English lessons we will start by looking at word classes and use phonics and grammar knowledge to read and spell. We will write character descriptions and re-tell stories that we know. We will move on to include information texts, letters and poems.
Please read with your child at home to build up stamina to read for longer periods of time. Reading to your child is a great way to introduce them to new types of text and hear new vocabulary. It is also important to talk about the book to check their understanding. Are there words they can read but perhaps don't understand the meaning of? It is helpful to read a variety of texts including non-fiction and poetry. In school, we will focus on comprehension questions, using the texts to find the answer.
In Maths we will begin by revisiting numbers up to 20 and understanding the value of numbers. We will look at addition and subtraction using numbers up to 100. We will move on to multiplication and division in the second part of the Autumn term.
We will also be busy in science, art, music, ICT, history, geography and more plus we will continue to be active in PE lessons, and on our field track.
Homework in Year 2:
Maths homework- This should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. Maths homework will be set on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Friday. This homework will begin once the children have settled in to school.
Literacy homework - This will be set on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Friday. The suggested time is 20 minutes. This homework will begin once the children have settled into school.
Reading - Children should read for 10 - 15 minutes at home every night if possible. Please ask the children to tell you about the story and ask some questions about the book. Reading/homework folders need to be in school every day. Thank you!
Spelling homework will be set on a Friday and tested in school the following Friday.
If you have any questions please do ask.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Year 2: News items
Newsletter 5.3.2021, by Mrs Schurer-Lewis
Re-opening of schools to all pupils 8th March 2021, by Mrs Schurer-Lewis
Newsletter 26.2.2021, by Mrs Schurer-Lewis
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