Winning House Team
Welcome to Year 2
In Class 2 we enjoy learning and finding out new things about our wonderful world.
We help each other, are resilient, hardworking and have positive growth mind-sets that enable us to take on new challenges, learn from our mistakes and shine!
We began Year 2 with a whole-school theme of Enterprise before moving on to our Georges Marvellous Medicine topic. In the second part of the Autumn Term we will be learning about life in Victorian Times and comparing the life of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
In the Spring Term we will discover about living things and their habitats in our topic, the Wonderful World Around Us. We will also have a whole school themed World Book week and a science week to look forward to. In the Summer Term we will be find out about Explorers before focusing on alternative versions of Traditional Stories and Fairytales.
Homework should be fun and take no more than 15 to 20 minutes per night – 'little and often' is a phrase we like to use!
Spellings: Your child will have a list of words to learn which are linked to our learning at school that week. They will be tested each Friday on the words they should have learnt.
Reading: We are now sending books home on a Friday that support the phonics they are learning at school. We expect the children to read daily (or as close to this as possible) with someone at home. Please can these books be returned the following Wednesday. Unfortunately we will not be able to allocate a new book until it has been returned.
Maths: All children have an access code to our online Numbots Game account where we encourage children to log on for 5 minutes each day to practise the recall of key number facts.
Come rain or shine, we always aim to continue with our PE sessions. Our usual PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. However, to make sure children are prepared if the timetable changes, we ask that PE kit is brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday. Indoor kit: White T-shirt, blue shorts
Outdoor kit: White T-shirt, blue jogging bottoms/leggings, blue hoodie/zipped jumper, trainers/black pumps. Please could all items be labelled with your child's name.
Oxford Owl is a free website built to support you with your child’s learning. You’ll find age specific reading and maths tips and activities, eBooks, and lots of fun ideas to really bring your child’s learning to life. You will also find support and advice on a range of questions you may have – including helping your child with their phonics, motivating your child to read and ensuring your child is doing their best in maths.
Here you will find lots of phonic games and ideas to explore with children at home.
Teach Your Monster To Read
Here you will find games to support phonics knowledge and reading. The children can play this on both a computer and tablet.
Our school account where we encourage children to log on for 5 minutes each day to practise the recall of key number facts.