Welcome to Year 2!

Teachers:  Mrs Grimshaw (Class 3) and Mrs Whittaker (Class 4)            Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Hodgson

 

 

Dates for the diary linked to your year group

 

Wednesday 16th January

KS1 Golden Assembly

Wednesday 30th January

KS1 Golden Assembly

Monday 4th February

Internet Safety Week

Thursday 7th February

Class 3 Assembly

Wednesday 13th February

KS1 Golden Assembly

Thursday 14th February

Class 4 Assembly

Monday 4th March

Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday 6th March

Ash Wednesday Service

Thursday 7th March

World Book Day

Monday 11th March

Shakespeare Week

Wednesday 13th March

KS1 Golden Assembly

Tuesday 26th/Wednesday 27th March

Parents Evening

Wednesday 27th March

KS1 Golden Assembly

Thursday 18th April

Easter Service

 


PE Day

PE is every Monday afternoon.  Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school.  For details of the PE kit, please click here.

 

Homework

 

Spellings / Homework

Spellings will be given out every Friday to be tested the following Friday.

Homework will be given out every Friday and is to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please support your child in completing their homework neatly in pencil.

 

Please take a look at our Blogs!

Autumn Blog

Spring Blog

 

Suggested Reading List

 

Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter

Jinnie Ghost by Bertie Downey (poem)

The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer

I was a rat!: Or, the Scarlet Slippers by Philip Pullman

Salty Dogs by Matty Long

Tuesday by David Wiesner (picture book)

Gorilla by Anthony Browne (picture book)

The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman

Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets by Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross

The man whose mother was a pirate by Margaret Mahy

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley

Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat by Ursula Williams

How to Live Forever by Colin Thompson

 

 

 

Help and advice

Times tables – the children in Year 2 should be confident with their times tables and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Times tables practice page

Literacy

Phonics Play

Top Marks

 

Numeracy objectives covered – Spring term

Spring Term Maths Objectives

Number – Multiplication and Division

  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.
  • Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs.
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.
  • Show that the multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot.

Statistics

  • Interpret and construct simple

pictograms, tally charts, block

diagrams and simple tables.

  • Ask and answer simple questions by

counting the number of objects in

each category and sorting the

categories by quantity.

  • Ask and answer questions about

totalling and comparing categorical

data.

Geometry: Properties of Shape

  • Identify and describe the properties

of 2-D shapes, including the number

of sides and line symmetry in a

vertical line.

  • Identify and describe the properties

of 3-D shapes, including the number

of edges, vertices and faces.

  • Identify 2-D shapes on the surface

of 3-D shapes, [for example, a circle

on a cylinder and a triangle on a

pyramid.]

  • Compare and sort common 2-D and

3-D shapes and everyday objects.

Fractions

  • Recognise, find, name and write fractions 12, 13, 14 , 24and 34 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.
  • Write simple fractions for example, 12 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 24 and 12.

Measurement: Length and Height

  • Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
  • Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =

 

 Literacy topics covered

This term the children will be looking at writing for different purposes. They will be writing both fiction and non-fiction and will work on changing their sentence types.

The children will learn the different rules for adding suffixes onto root words and understand how this changes the word.

As well as using full stops and capital letters consistently, we will teach the children to use question marks, commas and apostrophes for contractions and possession.

The children will continue to practise their joined writing and we will carry on encouraging them to use their joined writing in their books. 

The children will take part in the whole school Literacy work on Lizzie and the Birds as part of World Book Day as well as Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare Week.

 

Subjects:

RE

The Good News

The Mass

Science

Plants

Topic (History/Geography)

U.K - Major Cities

Locations – Hot and Cold.

Computing

Internet Safety

PE

Dance

Music

Singing development

Art/DT

Can Buildings Speak? - Clay