Year 2 2023 - 2024
WELCOME TO YEAR 2
WELL DONE YEAR 2- YOUR NATIVITY PERFOMANCE WAS AWESOME!!!!
On this page you will find lots of information that will be useful to help you and your child. Below you will see a summary of our learning for the term ahead and information about homework. At the end of each week please check the "News Items" for information about the week ahead - scroll down to the bottom of the page to find it.
Email address: email@example.com Please contact me if you have any questions at all.
Spring Term 2023-24
Welcome to the Year 2 class page! Please check this page regularly as I provide a termly overview of what to expect and also add a news item each week to keep you up to date. The news item can be found at the bottom of the class page and is updated on Fridays. There is lots of information about what we learn and how to help your child, at the bottom of this page.
Please email me or tell me if your child will be collected by someone different as permission is needed before they can be sent home with someone other than a parent. Thank you for understanding and please do ask if you have any questions about life in Year 2!
**This half term our PE day with Premier Sport is Friday. The children need to come wearing their school PE kits*** Children will be doing Dance inside this half term.
Here is a short overview of what is coming up in Spring:
This half term we will explore a new text, Grandad's Island, and write our own narrative based on it. We will take part in daily phonics and grammar lessons and also use this knowledge to read and spell accurately.
In Maths we will be focusing on money and measurement- length, mass, capacity and temperature.
As scientists, the children will explore the topic "Our Local Environment" and we will continue our history topic learning about the Great Fire of London. In art we will explore the technique of collage and in music we will learn about pitch and in both areas children will create pieces inspired by the Great Fire of London. We will also be busy in PE learning a range of dance skills. In RE, we will be studying Judaism. Through PCHE, will provide children with the opportunity to develop charcater strengths through My Happy Mind lessons. Children will continue to learn how to stafy safe online in computing sessions.
Please read regularly with your child at home. Little and often is best and can be a fun way to relax together. Choose a time that works for your family. Encourage them to use their phonics knowledge as they read to you. Reading with and to your child is a great way to introduce them to new types of text, build new knowledge and hear new vocabulary. It is also important to talk about the book to check their understanding. What words they can decode but perhaps don't understand the meaning of? It is helpful to read a variety of texts including non-fiction and poetry. In school, we read on a daily basis and in reading groups we will work on answering comprehension questions, using the texts to find the answer. It would really help your child to practise comprehension skills at home too. You can ask them questions about their book and find guidance on asking these questions in the files section of our page.
Please do contact me by email or at the of the school day if you have any questions.
Thank you for your continued support,
Homework in Year 2:
Homework is an important chance to practise the curriculum learned at school. After your child has completed the work please work through it with them and support them. We will begin homework once the class has had time to settle back into school. Details of homework for the week are always on the News Item so you can easily check.
Maths homework- This should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. Maths homework will be set on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Friday.
Literacy homework - This will be set on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Friday. The suggested time is 20 minutes.
Reading - Children should read for 10 - 15 minutes at home every night if possible. Please ask the children to tell you about the story and ask some questions about the book. Reading/homework folders need to be in school every day. Thank you!
Spelling homework will be set on a Friday and tested in school the following Friday. Children should aim to spell these words correctly in their work as well as for the quiz.
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