Year 2W


year 2

Teacher: Mrs H. Wain
Teaching Assistant: Mrs E. Stacey

*Please see our class Dojo page for daily updates on lesson content. Below is an overview of things that will be taught, but there may be a variation in objectives covered, due to the implications of virtual, rather than face-to-face teaching. 

Our Topic this Term is…

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Me and my moat: living inside a ring of water | Financial Times


Our exciting topic this term is all about castles. 

During English, we will be reading the text Owl Babies and will be rewriting the story, as well as writing setting descriptions. We will also be looking at characters’ feelings at different parts of the story and we will be focusing on expanded noun phrases. We will be looking at non-fiction texts and will be writing non-chronological reports about castles. 

As Mathematicians, we will be working out number bonds up to 20 and number bonds to 100. We will also be looking at adding and subtracting ones and tens, as well as identifying 3D shapes. There will be a strong focus on place value and problem solving. Please carry on learning your 2, 5 and 10 times tables. 

As Scientists, we be looking at habitats and investigating the habitats of different animals, around the world. 

As Geographers, we will be devising simple maps and looking at local landmarks. We will also be looking at the physical features of towns, villages and cities. 

In Computing, we will be learning to use word processing skills.  

In PSHCE, we will learn about a healthy lifestyle and discuss how we can all stay healthy. 

As Musicians, we will learn the song ‘I Wanna Play in a Band’. We will learn about pitch, volume and how to use instruments to compliment the music. 

In RE, we will look at the Creation Story and how Christians say thank you for our beautiful world.

As Artists, we will learn sketching skills to create sketches.

In PE, we will be learning to play Matball and will begin indoor athletics. We will also complete some of Joe Wickes’ online workouts. 

Our PE days are now Thursday and Friday. Please be aware that the majority of these lessons will take place outdoors, so children need to wear warm, suitable clothing (including a jacket or hoodie if possible). 


This timetable is for when we return back to school. 

Remember on your way to school…

Monday       Water bottle, book bag, RWI spelling logbook and diary

                     Reading scheme book in the plastic wallet (this will be changed today by Mrs Stacey). 

                   Please wear outdoor PE kit to school today (and remove earrings) 

Tuesday    Water bottle, book bag, RWI spelling logbook and diary

                    Please wear outdoor PE kit to school today (and remove earrings) 

                    Homework folder, which is to be handed in today.  Diaries are also to be handed in today. 

Wednesday Water bottle, book bag, RWI spelling logbook and diary

Thursday   Water bottle, book bag, RWI spelling logbook and diary

Friday        Water bottle, book bag, RWI spelling logbook and diary

                    Reading diary is to be handed in today. 

                  


On your way home…

Monday      Water bottle, book bag, RWI spelling logbook and diary

                    New reading scheme books will be handed out today. 

Tuesday      Water bottle, book bag, RWI spelling logbook and diary

Wednesday Water bottle, book bag, RWI spelling logbook and diary

Thursday     Water bottle, book bag, RWI spelling logbook and diary

Friday          Water bottle, book bag, RWI spelling logbook and diary. 

                       Homework will be handed out today. 


Homework

Reading regularly will develop a love of books and your child’s skills as a reader.  We recommend reading at least three times each week.  Each day you indicate in their diary that your child has read, this means they race along our Reading Racetrack. Three or more reads earn Team Points. Every read your child does will count towards their own reading race track. Every child has a special rocket and their aim is to reach 250+ reads, which is the Governors’ Award. 50 reads will earn them a Bronze Award, 100 reads will earn them a Silver Award and 200 reads will earn them a Gold Award. 

Weekly Maths homework will be sent home every week.  This will often practise a skill that has been taught throughout the week.  On-line games will also be added to your child’s page on www.activelearnprimary.co.uk and ttrockstars throughout the term. Homework earns Team Points. All logins have been sent through Dojo, but we will also stick them in reading diaries. 

We will give every child a spelling zapper. This has nine spellings for your child t o learn.  The words on this are for your child to practise reading and spelling at home and in school.  There will be no spelling ‘test’, but children will be given new words when they are able to spell the bookmark words in their sentence writing and we have seen them spell the word correctly five times. 

Number facts are an important skill to keep practising throughout Year 2.  It is important that children know their number bonds fluently to 10 and 20. By the end of the year, children need to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables facts. This includes multiplication and division facts. 

Homework club is held each week for children who have not had the opportunity to complete and hand in Maths homework or have not read at least twice at home.


PE

Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Children need to come to school in their full outdoor kit on these days and for health and safety reasons should have long hair tied and earrings removed. Correct kit earns Team Points. The kit should include:

Sweatshirt or zipped jacket

Jogging trousers or leggings

Trainers or pumps.

T-shirt and shorts can be worn underneath on warmer days