Dahl Class - 2S Bryon Class - 2H
Teachers: Mrs Hunt and Miss Keeling
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bates, Ms Capeling and Mrs Howard
Welcome to Term 1
We hope you all had a wonderful break. We are so excited to get to know you and your children as we build relationships with you all. We have a lot of fun and exciting things planned for this year. This term will see the children coming together for a special Harvest Assembly for you to enjoy. 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Maths, we follow the White Rose scheme of learning. Our main focus this term will be mass, capacity and temperature as well as statistics. We will also be consolidating all our prior learning in preparation for Year 3. Please see the attached documents for more detail on how to support your child.
Below is the Year 2 scheme of learning for the upcoming year. Sometimes we may spend longer consolidating certain topics and the order in which we learn them may change slightly. However, this gives you an insight as to the topics the children will be covering this year.
It is really important that children practise their times tables regularly, focusing in particular on their 10, 5 and 2 times tables. Online games such as 'hit the button' and apps such as 'white rose 1 minute maths' are enjoyable ways to learn times tables.
Each child will soon be given a TT rockstars login. This is a great way for your child to consolidate their times table knowledge in a fun way! These will be stuck into your child's reading log in the coming weeks.
In English, we follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme of learning as well as Power of Reading. 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. Please help your child learn their weekly spellings as there is such a big focus on spelling in Year 2. Attached below is a list of common exception words as well as high frequency words. We would really appreciate your support in helping your child practise these so that they are confident in both reading and writing them independently.
The video below will help you to understand how to say each of the sounds from Set 1 to Set 3. It would be really beneficial for you to watch this to support you with your child's learning.
We are often asked how you can support your child with writing at home. This website provides many images to inspire writing. Each image has multiple writing activities that can be completed for each image. https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/
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.
We will be learning about animals and their habitats. We be exploring and comparing differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. We will also research what living things need to survive and will get the opportunity to create our own micro-habitats.
In PE, we follow the TLG scheme on learning. Below in a yearly overview for the topics your child will cover in Year 2.
Our weekly PE session will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. We will be focusing on developing our ball skills.
Our block PE week will be the week beginning 2.10.23 . As the weather begins to turn warmer, we please ask that you ensure your child wears appropriate PE kit, had a water bottle and applies sunscreen when necessary.
We follow Jigsaw for our PSHE learning. This term we will be focusing on "Being me in my World". Through this topic we will explore how we show respect to each other; this is particularly important as it is one of our school rules. We will also be looking at how we can work well with others and how we are an important part of our school community.
- 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:
- 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
- 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