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

 

Thursday 25th April

Class Photographs

Wednesday 1st May

Golden Assembly

Week Commencing Monday 6th May

SATs Tests

Thursday 9th May

Bingo Night. St Ann’s Social Club. 6pm-8.30pm

Week Commencing Monday 20th  May

SATs Tests Continued

Friday 24th May

Pentecost Mass 9.30am

Monday 17th June

Sports Day

Wednesday 19th June

Golden Assembly

Monday 24th June

Poetry Week

Saturday 29th June

Summer Fayre and Artisan Market 11am

Wednesday 3rd July

Golden Assembly

Friday 12th July

Reports go Home

Tuesday 16th July

New Class Afternoon

Thursday 18th July

Break up for Summer 1.30pm


 

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 1 Blog

Spring 2 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

 

Recognising multiples

Multiplication word problems

Sharing without remainders

 

 

Numeracy objectives covered – Summer term

Summer Term Maths Objectives

Position and Direction

  • Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).
  • Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences

Time

  • Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/tothe hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
  • Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.
  • Compare and sequence intervals of time.

Mass

  • 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 comparison signs and =

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 a range of different stories. They will be writing both fiction and non-fiction and will work on changing their sentence types. We are also encouraging children to edit and improve their work.

The children will learn the different rules for adding apostrophes for contractions and possession. We are then going to look at homophones and the different spelling rules.

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

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

 

Subjects:

RE

Eastertide

The Church is Born

Science

Habitats

Topic (History/Geography)

Locations – Hot and Cold.

Significant Historical Events

Computing

Basic skills

PE

Athletics

Music

Singing development

Art/DT

Food Technology – Pizza

Lowry