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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 page! 

Welcome to Year 2!

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: 

Mrs Williams - Class 5

Miss Beardsley - Class 6 (Phase Lead for Year 1 and 2) 

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

Message from the Year 2 teachers: 

We are extremely excited to start the Summer Term learning with the children as they have come back with an EPIC attitude! This term the children will be going on a local walk, a trip to the Forest of Dean and completing their SATs. 

Important Information: 

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

Our PE lessons are as follows:

Indoor PE - Wednesday

Outdoor PE - Monday

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. 

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 will also have a reasoning question and arithmetic question in maths and a reading extract with a couple of questions. 

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

In Maths, we will be learning about length and height. As well as looking at learning about length and height, we will be learning about statistics and interpreting and drawing tallies, bar charts and pictograms. The children will be learning  At the end of this term, the children will be reviewing their learning from this year in preparation for their SATs papers. We encourage you to practice times tables at home to support their fluency and recall.

Numbots
Writing

During our Writing lessons this term, the children will be exploring 'The Pirate Cruncher' and ' The Jolly Roger and the Monster's Gold'.

 

The children will be writing sea shanties based on 'The Wellerman'.

 The children will also be writing their own adventure stories where they will be showing subordinating conjunctions and using homophones. 

Reading

During our Reading lessons, the children are learning how to answer comprehension questions using the VIPERS approach. 

 V - vocabulary (where you explain the meaning of words)

I - inference (where you uses clues from the text) 

P - predict (where you use evidence from the text)

E

R – retrieval (where you can find the answer in the text)

S – sequencing (where you order events from the text)

The children will be having lots of opportunities to complete sustained reading along with comprehension questions in preparation for their SATs papers. 

We are also continuing to focus on the children’s fluency when reading aloud.

Spelling

We are continuing with ELS spelling this term. We will be continuing to learn about the following suffixes -ly, -ness, -ment and -ful. 

Science

In Science, we will continuing to learn about plants. We will be conducting some fair tests to find out the best conditions for seeds to grow. We will be continuing to observe our bulbs grow from last term. We can't wait to share the pictures with you!

History 

In History, Year 2 will be learning about how our local area has changed over time. We have already looked at Springbank's history. The children were fascinated to learn that Springbank was called Arthur Dye in the past! We will be going on a local walk along Springbank Way to see how houses have changed over time.

R.E.

During our RE lessons this term, the children will looking at the big question:

"What is the ‘good news’ Christians believe Jesus brings?"

The children will be learning about Jesus' disciples, the news that Jesus shared and key values such as peace and forgiveness. 

Computing

In Computing, the children will be completing programming using Scratch Jr. Throughout this unit of work the children will be learning about algorithms and creating their own quizzes.  

PSHE

This term we will be looking at what helps us grow and stay healthy. Throughout our lessons, we will exploring how we can stay physically and mentally healthy. The children will be learning about the foods which keep them healthy and how they can stay clean. They will also be learning about the importance of physical activity and how everybody learns and plays in different ways. Also, as we go into the summer term, the children will be learning about how they can stay in the sun. 

Art

In Art this term, we will completing 3D art which links to our Geography learning from last term. The children will be creating 3D maps which demonstrate a wide range of artistic skills. The children are very excited to hold their art exhibition on 16th May.

PE

During our PE lessons this term, the children will be completing gymnastics and exploring different types of movement. They will also be completing athletics and they will be learning how to throw accurately, how to improve their speed in running and how to jump safely.