Year 2 2019 - 2020

 Welcome to Year 2.

This is your news and information page for year 2.  In September held a welcome meeting for all families with the important information about year 2.  

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.Wainwright

2B - Miss.Gough-Hughes

2C - Mrs.Malloy and Mrs.Price 

2D - Mrs.Cameron-Ivanov

2E - Mrs.Binks 

Your teaching assistants are;

Mrs.Dagnell, Mrs.Stewart, Mrs.Hewson and Mrs.Staples

Please click on the links above to find information.

Our weekly timetable

  

Day

Event

Clubs

Monday

Reading homework to be returned daily.

 

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

Spelling and/or Maths homework to be returned.

PE for all Year 2

Thursday

 

 

Friday

Spelling and/or Maths homework is sent out.

 

RESPECT and Behaviour

During this half term the children will be learning about the word SELF-AWARENESS.

This term our learning hero in year 2 is Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

We will be learning about Rosa Parks this term.We will find out about how Rosa demonstrated self-awareness in each of the difficult situations she faced. 

You can find out more here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks1-ks2-rosa-parks/z7rtvk7

 

Each week the teachers will nominate achild that they have noticed showing positivity or the respect focus. 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 after each break 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 will be learning about how to look after our mental health in lots of different ways.

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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We also use the Zumos site to help reflection and mediatation. See the following link for information. All children have their own log in stuck in their green spelling books.

https://www.zumos.co.uk/

 

Year 2 curriculum

Literacy

The children will start off the  term by reading the book 'Claude in the city' by Alex Smith. This book will lead to lots of discussion about newspaper articles, language features and un expected events.                      

The children will also be exploring historical books, novels and diaries including:

                                                   

How can you help at home?

Encourage your children to read as much as possible. Children will be bringing their home reading books home daily. Please read with your child and discuss the story as you do. There are a set of reding question that you can download below.  If you would like suggestions of other books that you could read with your child please look at the recommended reading list below. 

Maths

Our maths focus this half term will be mutlplication as grouping and division as sharing. We are looking forward to this challenge! 

Geography and history

Following on from our study of the Uk, the children will also be learning about the world, the oceans and contnients. This willlead  into our study of the great Fire of London.
 

Homework

Every Friday the children in Year 2 will be given spelling/grammar homework.  This homework must be returned by the following Wednesday.

Maths learning packs have been given out. These are sent home every Friday. the children have a bookmark in the activity for the week. Please sign the activity once you and your child have completed it. At parental requests we have added a small plain book into the folder for children to show any calculations or interesting maths information they have found, or for parents to give more feedback on their child's activity. 

There will also access to My Maths. The children have a password for this. Here you can access many resources for helping their learning.

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

2D at Messy Church, by Mrs Cameron-Ivanov

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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