Year 2

Class Teacher:
Miss Riley

Welcome to Year 2!

Important Year 2 Information

Phonics Check

The DfE Phonics Check that the children should have completed in June was postponed due to the pandemic. We are now due to take this check at the beginning of December 2021. This video gives you more information about the check.

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 Thursdays and Fridays with Miss Wadsworth. 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 have been enjoying the story of Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates. We will be retelling part of the story in diary form, from Mungo’s point of view, using first person, past tense, time 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 multiplication 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 ‘Can Pirates Sail The Seven Seas?’ We will be focusing on geography and will be learning about the countries and capital cities in the U.K. We will also be looking at the continents and oceans of the world and discussing human and physical features of the U.K. and other continents. We will be using globes and maps to identify countries and we will be learning to use North, East, South and West when plotting our own pirate ship journey.

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