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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

The Year 2 Team

To introduce ourselves as your class teachers, Mrs Hennessy-Priest will be teaching Wednesday to Friday and Miss Setchell will teach on Monday and Tuesday. Our year group’s learning support assistants are Mrs Lynock (based in 2HPS), Mrs Barker (based in 2B) and Mrs Ryan (based in 2M).

Year 2 PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment time) will be on Thursday mornings; during this time, children will be taught on a rota basis by Mrs Darwood, Mrs Woodall and Sportzone.

If you would like to inform us of an absence, please use the following e-mail address: (attendance@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk).

If you would like to talk with us, we will be available after school each day, once we have dismissed the class. If you would like a longer discussion, we will be happy to make a mutually convenient time. Parents’ Evening will also take place later in the term.

Summer Term 2022 

Dates for Diaries
Friday 29th: Whole school Eid celebration.
May 2022: Reading and Maths Statutory Assessments
Monday 23rd May: Sports Day (am)

Monday 23rd May: Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Monday 6th June: Shavuot Jewish Celebration.
Friday 24th June - Founders’ Day – School Closed to Pupils
Thursday 30th June: Class Photo.
Wednesday 6th July: Transition Day (all children)
Wednesday 13th July: Parents Evening
Thursday 23rd July: End of the Summer Term

 

Wider curriculum

Science: Plants and Habitats

History: The Platinum Jubilee and The Commonwealth 

Geography: Weather and Islands

DT: Making smoothies

Music: Ukelele

Art: A factory in a garden

R.E: Jesus/Pentecost and Rules/Ten commandments/Hopes and dreams

Computing: Searching the internet and Creating pictures/making music

PSHE: Relationships and Changing me

 

Further curriculum information
Maths: to secure fluency in multiplication and division. Each lesson will be comprised of
recalling number facts, counting, revision of year 1 fluency and strategies, securing their knowledge and understanding. In addition we will be revising measurement, 2D and 3D shape and working with coins. Later in the summer term we will be learning about statistics.
Each lesson will begin with a quiz to promote recall of previous facts; this will be underpinned with the completion of TTRockstars and Sumdog homework .


English: the book focus for Summer 1 will be based around life in a fishing village and our environment. As part of the enjoyment of reading, the Power of Reading books will be unveiled as the term progresses. As part of the English lesson, children will have spelling, handwriting, and grammar practice.
Our Author of the Moment for the summer term will be Roald Dahl; if your child has any books written by this author, we are happy for them to bring them in to share with their class.

In Summer Term 2, Dick King-Smith will be our Author of the Moment.


Homework
Working together both at school and at home is important; you can continue to support your child with:
· Practising reading and spelling the common exception spelling words.
· Handwriting practice will be sent home regularly, following on from practising handwriting in class.
· Reading regularly at home; please continue to record what your child reads in their Reading Diary.
A reading book will be allocated each week.


· Sumdog homework will continue to be set every other week. Practising recall of multiplication and division will feature in TT Rockstars.
Computer science: Purple Mash homework will be set when required to embed new concepts.
Equipment
Pupils should bring their reading books and library books to school daily. The school sells Bournville
Village Primary School bags which we recommend as they are the perfect size for everything your child needs and fit well in our small cloakrooms. Bournville Village Primary School water bottles can also be purchased from the school office or the school shop. Please ensure that only these water bottles are sent into school and that they contain water only. Pupils do not need a pencil case as we provide pupils with the stationery required to access the curriculum.
Behaviour
We have a positive approach to behaviour management and incorporate our core values into everything that we do. Our focus value changes with each month and they are displayed in our school hall. All adults in school refer to these values and look for pupils demonstrating them.
We encourage all pupils to follow our three core expectations for behaviour: Be kind, Be safe, Be Responsible.
Through these, pupils can demonstrate our school values with their words and actions: Respect, Integrity,
Responsibility, Challenge, Compassion, Collaboration

Spring term 2022

Dates for Diaries

Tues 4th Jan- pupils return to school

Mon 7th Feb- online safety week

Fri 18th Feb- break up for half term

Mon 28th Feb- Staff training day

Tues 29th Feb- pupils return to school

Wednesday 2nd March- Parent’s evening

Thursday 3rd March- Parent’s evening

Fri 18th March- Comic Relief

Wed 6th April- Parent’s evening

Thurs 7th April- Parent’s evening

Fri 8th April- Easter hat parade

                     Break up for Easter

 

2B will be enjoying Forest School on Fridays during this term (a letter with details to follow)

Further dates will be added as the year goes on. We will communicate these via email and the school newsletter

 

Dear Year 2 parents and carers,

We would like to convey what a pleasure it has been to be in the company of your lovely children this term; their demonstration of our school values makes every day enjoyable. We have been so very impressed with their continued hard work across the curriculum.

For the coming term, Year 2 PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment time) will continue to be on Thursday mornings; during this time, children will be taught on a rota basis by Mrs Darwood, Mrs Woodall and Sportzone.

If you would like to inform us of an absence, please use the following e-mail address: (attendance@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk). If you would like to talk with us, we will be available after school each day, once we have dismissed the class. If you would like a longer discussion, we will be happy to make a mutually convenient time. Parents’ Evening will also take place later in the term.

Our school website: www.bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk will continue to be a source of information, but you can also follow us on Twitter @BnvilleVillage

 

Thank you for your continued support enabling us to work in

partnership with you and your child. 

 

Many thanks,

 

Year 2 Team

Curriculum overview

 

Spring 1 

 

Spring 2 

 

Science 

Animals: including humans

Animals: including humans

History 

         Ruling Queens: Elizabeth and Victoria                                                   

Geography 

 

Weather

DT 

Push and Pull: toy vehicle 

 

Music 

ukulele 

Art 

 

A Factory in a Garden

PE 

                               Gymnastics                                                      Sending and Receiving

RE 

Jesus

The Easter Story

Computing 

Spreadsheets

Questioning

PSHE 

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Further curriculum information

 

Maths: to secure fluency in multiplication and division. Each lesson will be comprised of

recalling number facts, counting, revision of year 1 fluency and strategies, securing their knowledge and understanding. Each lesson will begin with a quiz to promote recall of previous facts; this will be underpinned with the completion of Sumdog homework .

 

English: the book focus for Spring 1 will be Grendal; Spring 2 will be Orion and the Dark. As part of the

enjoyment of reading, the Power of Reading books will be unveiled as the term progresses. As part of the English lesson, children will have phonics, handwriting, vocabulary and spelling practice. Our Author of the Moment for the spring term will be David Lucas; if your child has any books written by this author, we are happy for them to bring them in to share with their class. 

 

Homework

Working together both at school and at home is important; you can continue to support your child with:

· Practising reading and spelling the common exception spelling words.  

· Handwriting practice will be sent home regularly, following on from practising handwriting in class.

· Reading regularly at home; please encourage your child to keep a record of any reading

   they do outside of school in their reading journal on Seesaw.  A reading book will be allocated each week   

   and eCollins books can be accessed online following our uploads on a Friday afternoon.

·  Sumdog homework will continue to be set each week. Practising recall of multiplication and division   

   facts will aid their grasp of this term’s focus.

 

Equipment

Pupils should bring their reading books and library books to school daily. Bournville Village

Primary School bags can be purchased via ParentPay which we recommend as they are the perfect size for everything your child needs and fit well in our small cloakrooms. Bournville Village Primary School water bottles can also be purchased from the school office or the school shop. Please ensure that only these water bottles are sent into school and that they contain water only. Pupils do not need a pencil case as we

provide pupils with the stationery required to access the curriculum. 

 

Behaviour

We have a positive approach to behaviour management and incorporate our core values into everything that we do. Our focus value changes with each month and they are displayed in our school hall. All adults in school refer to these values and look for pupils demonstrating them.

We encourage all pupils to follow our three core expectations for behaviour:  Be kind, Be safe, Be

Responsible.

Through these, pupils can demonstrate our school values with their words and actions: Respect, Integrity,

Responsibility, Challenge, Compassion, Collaboration 

 

Recommended reading 

English –contemporary fantasy and Food Poetry, such as: 

The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Tasty Poems

 

Art - Two Brothers and               History - Kings and Queens by Tony Robinson               Geography - The Weather                          a Chocolate factory                        

by Jess Mikhail                                                  

 

  

             

Autumn term 2021

Curriculum overview

 

Maths: to secure fluency in number, place value, addition and subtraction facts.

Each lesson will be comprised of recalling number facts, counting, revision of year 1 fluency and strategies, securing their knowledge and understanding of the number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and each lesson will begin with a quiz to promote recall of previous number facts; this will be underpinned with the completion of maths homework, including Sumdog .

English: the book focus for Autumn 1 will be traditional tales and Autumn 2 will be tales from around the world.

As part of the enjoyment of reading, the Power of Reading books will be unveiled as the term progresses. As part of the English lesson, children will have phonics, handwriting, vocabulary and spelling practice. Our author of the moment for the autumn term will be Lauren Child; if your child has any books written by this author, we are happy for them to bring them in to share with their class.

Homework

Working together both at school and at home is important; you can continue to support your child with:

  • practising reading and spelling the common exception spelling words.
  • Handwriting practice will be sent home regularly, following on from practising handwriting in class.
  • Reading regularly at home; please encourage your child to keep a record of any reading they do outside of school in their reading journal on Seesaw. A reading book will be allocated each week and Collins e-books can be accessed online following our uploads on a Friday afternoon.
  • Maths homework will continue to be set each week.

Equipment

Pupils should bring their reading books and library books to school daily. The school sells Bournville Village Primary School bags which we recommend as they are the perfect size for everything your child needs and fit well in our small cloakrooms. A Bournville Village Primary School water bottle can also be purchased from the school office or the school shop. Please ensure that only these water bottles are sent into school and that they contain water only. Pupils do not need a pencil case as we will provide pupils with the stationery required to access the curriculum.

Behaviour

We have a positive approach to behaviour management and incorporate our core values into everything that we do. Our focus value changes with each month and they are displayed in our school hall. All adults in school refer to these values and look for pupils demonstrating them. We encourage all pupils to follow our three core expectations for behaviour: Be kind, Be safe, Be Responsible. Through these, pupils can demonstrate our school values with their words and actions: Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Challenge, Compassion, Collaboration.

Recommended reads

English -Traditional tales and Poetry, such as:

Reading Rivers

We will be completing class reading rivers that display children’s book recommendations; this will be extended over the year to include further book choices which children have read.

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