Year 2

Class Teacher:
Miss Hughes

Welcome to Year 2!

Important Year 2 Information

Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely summer break and enjoyed your rest before a busy year in Year 2! We have lots of new and exciting things to learn and I can’t wait to start our new topic with you where we will explore the question ‘Can Pirates Sail the Seven Seas?’.

I will update this page often with weekly spellings and important information and pictures of what we are up to…so please come back to our class page regularly for updates about your child’s learning.

If you need to contact me, please press the ‘contact me’ button and start your message FAO Miss Hughes. Alternatively, contact the office and leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP.

Reading

All children have a school reading book. It is best if your child can bring his/her reading book to school everyday, preferably in a book bag to keep it clean and dry. Children can change their reading book as soon as they have finished their book, as long as their reading record has been signed by an adult who has heard them read. I would hope that children are changing their books at least twice a week and we have a motivational scheme in place to encourage reading at home.

Spellings

Spellings will be given out on Mondays. These words will be tested the following Monday. The spellings follow the recommended spellings in the English National Curriculum. Children are also expected to know how to read and spell common exception words for year 1 & 2. Links to these can be found towards the bottom of the page.

P.E.

Children in Year 2 have P.E. on Mondays and Thursdays. We follow the Real PE scheme and children have all been given log-ins so that they can access Real PE at home (see link at the bottom of the page). Details of the correct PE kit can be found elsewhere on the website. Children can leave their kits in school – we will send them home at each holiday period so you can wash them.

What are we learning?

In English…

In our English lessons, we will be starting the story of ‘Harry and the Jaggedy Daggers‘. We will be retelling part of the story, focusing on our punctuation, using third person, past tense, conjunctions and expanded noun phrases.

In Maths…

We continue to working really hard to develop our fluency of recall of number bonds using numbers up to 10. Our main focus in lessons is place value and we are beginning to learn our 2x, 5x & 10x tables.

In Science…

Our unit this term is materials and we are enjoying exploring everyday materials and how they can be used.

In RE…

In RE we are considering the question, “Why is the Bible such a special book?” We have already thought books that are special to us and we have looked at many different versions of the Bible. We are going to consider who might use the Bible and we are going to share some Bible stories to find our favourite.

In Topic…

Our topic this term is ‘Who are the heroes of Manchester?’ We will be looking at life during the Victorian times and comparing it to what life is like now. We will be learning about the Rochdale Pioneers and how they worked co-operatively to improve the lives of the working class. We will also look at our local Suffragette Annie Kenney and discuss the impact that she has made for the rights of women.

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