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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year 2

 

Please watch our 'Meet the Teacher' video.  This explains how everything works in Year 2 and all of the expectations for this year. If you have any questions after watching the video, please contact us on the Year 2 email : year2@kingsnorth.kent.sch.uk 

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2S – Dahl Class      2G – Walliams Class

Welcome to Term 1, we are looking forward to meeting you all and for an exciting year of learning and fun. We hope you find the information below helpful, it should give you an insight as to what your child will be focusing on this term across the curriculum. Our termly newsletter is also attached below with further information as well as key dates. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on the Year 2 email account - year2@kingsnorth.kent.sch.uk

MATHS

In Maths, we follow the White Rose scheme of learning. Our main focus will be on consolidation of place value knowledge, ensuring children can use their number bonds before applying this to addition and subtraction calculations. 

It is really important that children practise their times tables regularly, we suggest that you focus on the 10x times table with your child this term. Online games such as 'hit the button' and apps such as 'Squeebles' are enjoyable ways to learn times tables. 

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

ENGLISH

In English, we follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme of learning. These lessons will take place Monday-Thursday with Friday being dedicated to an extended writing lesson. We will be focusing in particular on ensuring work is demarcated with full stops and capital letters, that sentences are coherent and will begin to look at grammatical aspects such as conjunctions to further enhance writing. 

We consistently review your child's reading level and adjust this accordingly. Please listen to your child read daily and ask them questions about what they are reading. Below are some links to online books which you may find helpful. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/

SCIENCE

In Science we are looking at living things and their habitats. We will be comparing local habitats with world habitats, looking at food chains as well as investigating microhabitats, designing and creating our own thinking about ways it can be suited to the animals that will live there.

PE

Our weekly PE session will take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Our sessions will be based on throwing and catching. Our block PE week will be the week beginning 27th September. Please ensure your child comes to school in the correct PE kit. As we head into the cooler months, they should be wearing dark jogging bottoms, a sweatshirt or school fleece (no hoodies) and trainers. Please can earrings also be left at home if possible on a PE day, unless your child is able to take these out independently. 

Coronavirus Home Learning Information

In the case that a bubble has to close or your child has to self-isolate, lessons will be put onto Seesaw for you to access. Up to date codes have been sent home with your child in their book bag. If you have misplaced your child's code, please email us at year2@kingsnorth.kent.sch.uk

Staying healthy

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work/school
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

If you suspect you have symptoms:

Do

  • try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly people over 70, or those with long-term health conditions
  • ask friends, family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines but leave them outside
  • sleep alone, if possible
  • regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol, to help with your symptoms

Dont

  • do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)
  • do not leave your home, for example to go for a walk, to school or to public place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQCP7waTRWU&feature=youtu.be