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This half term, children will be reading a book called 'The Bog Baby' as part of their English unit. They will be working  on how to write a finding narrative and instructions. We are also going to be continuing with weekly spelling tests so please make sure your child is accessing Spelling Shed from home. 

For Maths, the children will continue to work on money problems. They will look at selecting money to make an amount. For example: How many ways can you make 30p? We will also be focusing on multiplication. It is important for your child to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We strongly recommend your child accessing TT Rockstars as much as possible at home.

For Topic, children will be looking at comparing Kenya and England. Children will look at weather conditions, similarities and differences, maps, animals etc.

For Science, children will be looking at everyday materials. They will look at the properties of materials and carry out investigations to improve their knowledge.

For PE, Year 2 will be working with an external sports coach so please ensure they have their PE kits in class each week.

Your child will continue to be given homework every Friday. They must bring their homework back on a Wednesday. If your child is unable to do homework at home, there is a homework club after school that they can attend on a Friday.

Finally, as this is such an important year, please ensure your child is reading at home as much as possible!

Many thanks for your continued support.

Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars winners!

Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars winners! 1
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Well done to our Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars winners in 2S this week! In order to be in with a chance to win a certificate, children must try their best to practice at home using the logins that were provided earlier in the year. The winners are based on who has been most active the previous week. You must be in it to win it! 

 

Websites:

 

TT Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

 

Spelling Shed: https://play.edshed.com

 

Good luck to our lucky winners next week! smiley

 

 

 

 

 

Science Spring 1 2020 - Materials

In Science this term we are exploring materials. Please use the knowledge mat provided to help your child to further their learning at home. In year 2 we love to see extended learning outside the classroom and look forward to see what you have been doing at home.

Thanks for your continued support,

Miss Starrett and Miss Webster

Topic Spring 1 2020 - Kenya

Year 2's current topic is 'Kenya'. The focus question for this topic is 'Where would you prefer to live: England or Kenya?' Please use the knowledge mat provided to support your child's learning at home. In Year 2, we love to see extended learning outside the classroom and look forward to see what you have been doing at home.

Many thanks,

Miss Starrett and Miss Webster.

 

 

 

Design and Technology day in Miss Starrett's class!

Design and Technology day in Miss Starrett's class! 1
Design and Technology day in Miss Starrett's class! 2
Design and Technology day in Miss Starrett's class! 3
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For Design and Technology day we designed and created posters that feature a sliding mechanism. Our focus for these posters links with our current topic which is 'Kenya'. We started by designing our poster and creating a success criteria to ensure they worked well. After that, we designed the background, chose our African animal and made the slider out of card. The children had a lot of fun making these!

Welcome to Year 2!

Below are some reminders that may be useful for parents throughout the year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Webster (class teacher) Miss Starrett (class teacher) or Miss Towers (teaching assistant).

 

Morning Whistle

The morning whistle will be blown at 8:55. Please do not leave your child on the playground alone until the whistle has been blown.

PE Kits

For this term, PE will take place on a Tuesday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school every Tuesday. This will be monitored. Your child can leave their kit in school for the half term.

Homework

Homework is to be returned every Wednesday. Your child will be given a comprehension activity and a maths activity weekly. When your child takes their KS1 SATS exams in May, this will support them greatly.

Spellings

Your child will be given a list of spellings every Friday. Your child’s spelling test will take place every Friday. This will fully prepare your child for when they take their KS1 SATS exams.

Reading Books

Reading books will be monitored daily. We will be looking to see how often your child is reading at home. We expect your child to read at least three times a week at home. Once your child has completed their book, it will be changed. Your child does not need to complete a book every night. Two or three pages a night is perfectly suitable.

Medical Information

Please let the school know if your child has any medical conditions we need to be aware of.

Milk Money

If you would like your child to receive a carton of milk at school each day, there is a cost which must be paid at the school office. As your child is over the age of five, he/she will not receive free milk anymore. Please visit www.milk4life.com if you would like your child to receive a daily snack.

Emergency Contact Form

Please ensure your emergency contact forms have been updated and given back to school as soon as possible.

Websites

Useful websites for your child:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

Key Stage 1 SATS Exams

Your child will be taking exams towards the end of the year. The exams that your child will sit will be: Reading (Comprehension), Maths (Arithmetic and Reasoning) and Spelling Punctuation and Grammar.

Art Week in Miss Webster’s Class!

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When children return to school after half term, our focus in Mathematics will be addition and subtraction (crossing tens), solving money problems and using different methods to solve multiplication questions.

In English, we will be following our Read to Write scheme of work and children will be learning how to write setting descriptions and diaries. There will also be a library visit this month.

In Science, we will be continuing to learn about living things and their habitats. Children will look closely at how plants and animals live in different habitats in order to survive.

In Topic, we will continue to look at the local area and focus on any changes that have been made since 1939. Children will be given the opportunity to interview an older person who went to school in the past and compare how schools have changed over the years. 

A huge focus this half term will be Handwriting and Spellings. If you would like to give extra support to your child at home, please speak to your child's class teacher and we would be more than happy to suggest ideas and activities that can make a huge difference.

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 2 enjoyed interviewing Mary today and learning about her school life.

Year 2 enjoyed interviewing Mary today and learning about her school life.  1
Year 2 enjoyed interviewing Mary today and learning about her school life.  2
Year 2 enjoyed interviewing Mary today and learning about her school life.  3

Our Library Trip!

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Both Year 2 classes teamed up today for our PSHE lesson. The topic we were discussing was loss and bereavement. The children heard a story about a badger that sadly passed away. We then discussed our feelings and how we can help people we know who have gone through a loss. The children came up with wonderful ideas showing compassion and empathy to others. 

Daily mile launch!

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Road safety week!

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Reading buddies!

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Children in Need!

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PE

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