Year 2W


year 2

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


Our Topic this Half Term is…

Movers and Shakers

Magnificent Monarchs


Kings and Queens of England & Britain - Historic UKNeil Armstrong - Wikipedia

Our exciting topic this term is all about significant people who ‘moved’ and ‘shook’ the world. This historical theme will include researching Neil Armstrong and learning about our very own local astronaut, Helen Sharman. In addition to the astronauts, we will also learn about six of our magnificent monarchs. I wonder which one will be your child’s favourite? You’ll have to ask them towards the end of term!

During English, we will be reading a variety of texts and watching engaging video clips to inspire the class. Some of these include ‘Man on the Moon’, ‘Beegu’, ‘Way Back Home’ and ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’. There will be a heavy focus during English lessons on fiction this half term, to ensure that children are excited about writing and are given the opportunity to practise their writing fluency. We will be following our English recovery plan to ensure that any gaps in learning are taught as quickly as possible. 

As Mathematicians, we will be developing our key skills knowledge and will be ensuring that we are secure with our number facts, including bonds to 10 and 20 and addition and subtraction facts. We will be following our recovery plan to ensure that any missed learning is re-taught. 

As Scientists, we be looking at living and non-living things and will be identifying the life cycle of a human being, as well as comparing non-living and living things. 

As Geographers, we will be comparing the different Royal residencies and we will be identifying the different seas around the United Kingdom. 

In Computing, we will be learning about E-safety and we will be practising our number facts on active learn. 

In PSHCE, we will learn about the Caring School and feelings and friendships. We will ensure that we are addressing any worries or anxieties your children might have about returning to school. 

As Musicians, we will learn the song ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’. We will learn about pitch, volume and how to use instruments to compliment the music. 

In RE, we will begin to learn about Islam, Muslims and Mosques. 

In PE, we will be learning ball skills, including hand and eye co-ordination, as well as multi-skills, including running, jumping, co-ordination and balance. Please remember to send your children in full outdoor PE kit on our PE days. This is to avoid getting changed in small spaces and it also avoids the opportunity to lose personal belongings. 

Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. 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). 


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