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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 page! 

On this page, you will be able to find out about all of the children's learning and gain an insight into what we are doing in class.

The Year 2 teachers are: 

Miss Beardsley - 2B

Mrs Ind (Mon, Tues, Weds am) and Ms Halliwell (Weds pm, Thurs and Fri) - 2IH.

Mrs Sobis and Miss Bushell also support the children's learning every day. 

Message from the Year 2 teachers: 

We are really excited for the new term ahead. The children have all come back to school showing lots of resilience for their learning ahead. The children have been working exceptionally hard to improve their writing and to apply their mathematical skills.

If you want to get in touch with any of the Year 2 teachers, please send us an email to year2@springbankpri-ac.gloucs.sch.uk

Important Information: 

In Year 2, we recognise how important PE is as part of the curriculum.

Our PE lessons are as follows:

Indoor PE -  Friday

Outdoor PE - Wednesday

The children will need their PE kits in school for their outdoor PE lesson. This should consist of:

- blue, black or grey shorts/ bottoms

- a white or house coloured t shirt 

- pumps or trainers which the children can fasten themselves. 

Forest School 

On Monday, Year 2 will be doing forest school. The children will need warm clothes and a pair of wellies to wear. 

Homework: 

Each week, your child will receive a spelling homework. These spellings will cover the Year 1 and 2 common exception words and spelling patterns that they have been learning in school each week.

The children also have access to Numbots https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/52740 

This website allows your child to practice and apply their understanding of number. It supports them with their maths learning in school. We recommend that your child uses their login at least three times a week.

Reading at home: 

In Key stage 1, we value the importance of reading. We know that learning to read is a priceless, life-long skill that will unlock the whole curriculum for your child. Reading is important in all year groups but particularly in Year 2 as your children will be tested not only on their fluency but also their comprehension. 

It is important that your child reads regularly at home to help them consolidate their sounds that they have been learning in school, develop their fluency and support their comprehension. It is really important that all children have their reading records and reading books in school each day. Within their reading record, it is really important that you record every time they read at home as this provides important communication between home and school. When your child reads at school, you will receive feedback in the reading record too. 

Year 2 Curriculum 

Maths

We are learning about multiplication and division this term. The children have started learning about arrays.  The children will be learning their 2,5, 10 and 3 times tables. 

 

Before Christmas, the children learnt about 2D and 3D shapes. If you are looking for an activity to do with your children,  why not take them on a shape hunt? 

English 

In English, we are learning about portal stories. A portal story is where a character goes on a journey through something like a door to a different place or time. The children have been learning about verbs and adverbs. 

The video below is a helpful song which will support your child's learning.  

 

Reading 

We have introduced the children to whole class guided reading. We have been focusing on reading fluency so the children have the chance to read the text several times to develop their comprehension. We have been focusing on different strands of the strategy VIPERS. We have learnt the following so far:

V -  Vocabulary: children find and explain the meaning of words.

I -

P -  Predict: children use clues from the text to say what you think might happen. 

E - 

R -  Retrieval: children find the answers in the text.

S - Sequence: children order the events from the text

 

Science 

This term the children are learning about 'living things and their habitats'. We will be exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. The children will be identifying different habitats for animals and plants. They will be learning how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants. The children will be exploring different types of microhabitats. They will describe how animals obtain their food and using the idea of food chains. 

Through our science lessons, we hope the children will ask questions to develop their scientific understanding, set up tests, make observations and present their findings in a variety of ways.  

History 

In history this term, the children will be learning about two significant individuals Rosa Parks and Sophia Duleep Singh. The children will be exploring how these two individuals have contributed to national and international achievements.

PSHCE 

In our PSHCE lessons, we have been learning about the importance of internet safety and how we should always be kind online. We will also be exploring the theme of respect and how we can ensure that we not only show self-respect but respect to others. 

RE

In our RE lessons, we have been continuing with our learning of 'Who is a Muslim' and 'Why does Easter matter to Christans'. 

Computing 

In our computing lessons, this term we will be learning about digital photography. The children will be exploring how to take good photographs and the effect that lighting and how the orientation has on a picture. 

Music 

In our music lessons this term, the children have been using a glockenspiel and learning the song 'I wanna play in a band'. 

 DT

In our DT unit, the children will be learning about healthy snacks The children will be learning how to use a knife, peeler and grater. They will be designing, making and evaluating healthy biscuits.