Welcome to Year 2!
This term we will be learning about Antarctic Explorers and we will be focusing on the expedition lead by Ernest Shackleton. As part of this topic we will be learning about the expedition itself, some of the prominent crew members and also about the Antarctic environment. In Science we will be learning about the properties of different materials and we will be carrying out investigations to find the materials that would be the best at keeping us warm and those that would make the best waterproof shelter. In English we will be writing stories and newspaper articles and in Maths our number focus is Multiplication and Division.
To support your child's learning at home:
How to double single digit numbers.
The 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables up to 10X
How to divide by 2
How to divide multiples of 5 by 5
How to divide multiples of 10 by 10.
Addition pairs to make 5
Subtraction pairs to make 5
Pairs of numbers to make 10.
As always please continue to read together every night at home.
Key Stage 1 SATs
Thank you to everyone who was able to come to the Key Stage 1 SATs information meeting. If you were unable to come and please feel free to make an appointment to discuss the arrangements for the end of key stage assessments.
Please look at the bottom of the page for more information, resources and websites to support your child's learning as we work towards the assessment period in May.
Year 2 are taught by Mrs Edwards (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Speller (Thurs-Fri)
Mrs Sauvage and Mrs Kobylska are Year 2's Teaching and Learning Assistants.
If you wish to talk to one of the class teachers please speak to them at the start of the day or make an appointment to see them at the school office.
All the children will be heard to read at least once a week by an adult in school so it is really, really important that their book bag and reading book is in school every day. Children will also be heard to read daily in their Read Write Inc groups.
Our PE days are on Wednesday and Friday. We need to have a full PE kit in school every day. PE kit should include shorts or tracksuit bottoms, a white t-shirt or polo shirt and appropriate footwear for both indoor and outdoor PE.
Please, please, please name EVERYTHING. It is amazing how easily the children lose or misplace items from their PE kits, their uniforms, their coats and even their shoes!
This year we will be sending home small projects for the children to complete every 2 weeks (when possible). This work should be done in their learning logs and each fortnight there will be a different theme or task to complete.
To help support your child's learning please read with them every night. Books from the library, other story books, picture books, newspapers, magazines and comics are all excellent reading materials and also provide children with the opportunity to experience different ways of writing and sharing information and also provide an alternative to their school reading books.
Counting is also another area where you can help support your child's learning. Practice counting in 2,5,10, 3 and learn the multiplication tables for these numbers. Counting from 0-100 and back down again at any opportunity will also help to develop your child's confidence with number patterns.
Home Learning Support.
Please find below some resources that will help support your child's reading, writing and maths learning including the Bronze and Silver Level for Rapid Maths.