Year 2 2018 - 2019

 Welcome to Year 2.

This is your news and information page for year 2.  In September we held a welcome meeting for all families with the important information about year 2.  The presentation can be downloaded in the link below.

Throughout the year we will be adding information. 

This will include curriculum information, slides from presentations, news stories, photographs etc. Our curriculum map can be viewed by clicking on the attachment below.

Don't forget to visit the curriculum section of the school's website for more information on our core teaching.

Your teachers for this year are;

2A - Mrs.Johnson and Mrs. Senior 

2B - Miss. Mulheirn 

2C - Mrs.Malloy and Mrs.Price 

2D - Mrs Cameron-Ivanov

Your teaching assistants are;

Mrs.Evans, Mrs.King, Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Hewson

Please click on the links above to find information.

 

Our weekly timetable

  

Day

Event

Clubs

Monday

Reading homework to be returned daily.

 

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

Maths and spelling homework to be returned.

PE for all Year 2

Thursday

 

 

Friday

Spelling homework is sent out.

 

 

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World Book Day Celebrations

Year 3 came to our year 2 classrooms to share our favourite books. We talked about our best characters and we liked them.We chatted about the funny parts of our books and we even had our own influencial women among the children. What a great time we have had!

 

RESPECT and Behaviour

During this half term the children will be learning about the word POSITIVITY.

This term the  learning hero in year 2 is Nathan Young. 

Nathan is an ex pupil of St George’s who is profoundly deaf. He has worked extremely hard to overcome any difficulties that he has been faced with and is now an international swimmer who has represented Great Britain in the Deaf Swimming World Championships and the Deaflympics, in which he won a bronze medal. 

In an inspirational presentation, Nathan explained his journey to the children. He is such a fantastic role model who left the children feeling very positive and inspired.

Nathan is now training 20 hours a week to represent Great Britain in the Deaf World Swimming Championships in Brazil, this summer. He will be the only athlete from GB and will have to fund the trip himself. The children in year 2 would like to support him and will discuss next week what they can do to help with the fundraising. 

Each week the teachers will nominate one child that they have noticed showing positivity. These children will be known as our ‘Learning Heroes’. They will receive a special certificate in assembly and will have their picture displayed on the wall.

During the first week back at school the children will discuss their own roles and responsibilities with regards to their behaviour and conduct in school. It has been a very positive way to continue the school year with the children keen to follow their charters and stay in the positive behaviour zones.

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We are learning about how to look after our mental health in lots of different ways during Children's Mental Health Week, 4-10 February 2019.

We’re taking steps to be Healthy: Inside and OutPlace2Be is encouraging children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds – and you can join in!

It doesn’t have to be difficult. Our bodies and minds are connected, so simple things that we do to improve our physical wellbeing can help our mental wellbeing too.

Click on the icon below for more information. 

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Here are some of our work on helping children's mental health

 

Year 2 curriculum

Literacy

The children will begin their literacy work this term by reading the story 'Claude in the City' by Alex T Smith and creating their own newspaper report.  After that we will be thinking about alternative endings based on the story 'The Lost Happy Endings'. Why not have a look through newspapers or come up with different endings to the stories that the children read at home?

Maths

Our maths focus this half term will Multiplication and Division! We are looking forward to this challenge! Why not continue to practice your 2's, 5's and 10's times tables?

Can you begin to write some of these down?

Geography

The children will also be learning about the world and it's continents.
 

     

Where have you visited?

Have you been to more that one place in any continent over the world?

 

 

Art

We will be learning all about the process of collage, stamping and printing as we look at various artists who have explored these techniques.

We are looking forward to learning all about Orla Kiely, here is some of her work:

                     

 

 

Homework

Every Friday the children in Year 2 will be given maths and spelling/grammar homework.  This homework must be returned by the following Wednesday. There will also be optional online homework on My Maths. The children will be given a password for this once they have been shown how to use it in school.

Click the picture below to link to the MyMaths site.

 

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Reading

We would encourage children in year 2 to read every day and suggest that reading is a minimum of 4 times during the week. The children can change their books every day and we would ask that parents make a comment and sign their reading record books to communicate with the teacher. Teachers will check and sign reading record books once a week. Each week there is a space for the children to make a comment on what they have read. Some suggestions would be:

  • What has been your favourite story this week? why?
  • Describe one of the characters.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.
  • Write down any unusual or tricky words that you have learnt this week.
  • Non-fiction - Write down an interesting fact from your book.

Files to Download

Year 2: St George's News items

SEND coffee afternoon, by Mrs Walters

2B World Book Day, by Miss Mulheirn

Year 2: Blog items

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Year 2: Our Gallery items

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Year 2: St George's Calendar items

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