Welcome to the Year 2 Page
Our Year 2 Team
Teaching Staff: Mrs D. Barlow, Mr M. Hall, Mrs H. Bridgeman
PPA Teaching Staff: Mr G. Setchell and Mrs S. Woodall
Support Staff: Miss J. McHugh, Mrs A. Brown, Mrs J. Plant
Our timetable- please note, our timetable can vary slightly each week in response to other events in school and availability of resources.
Information about Year 2
Our PE days are organised in 4 week blocks and so are not always on the same day. We ask that parents send in PE kits for the whole half term, to ensure they are always in school. The Year 2 school website page will act as the curriculum sheet.
Homework will be set weekly, alternating between English homework and Sumdog (maths). Please send your child's red homework book into school every week with the completed piece of homework for marking. You can support your child with learning spellings, practising reading and anything that interests them about our wider curriculum.
Please see your child's reading journal for reading days. The class visit to the library will be on a Monday. Choir will be on a Wednesday morning from 8.45. If your child has chosen to attend, the Year 2 door will be open earlier than usual to allow choir to make a prompt start.
End of Autumn 1 Reflection
What a fantastic first half term we have had! The children have settled into life in Year 2 well and we have been impressed by how hard they have been working. We have had a very busy few weeks - here are some of the highlights of what we have been up to.
The children adored our Power of Reading book, which we revealed as 'The Princess and the White Bear King' by Tanya Robyn Batt, as well as our other important text, a modern twist on 'Rapunzel' by Bethan Woollvin. These texts were used to inspire some lovely story writing and a deeper understanding of traditional tales.
In History, the children have enjoyed learning all about 'Clever Construction' and inventions from the Victorian era. They were amazed at how many things they still use today were first invented hundreds of years ago! They also loved learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and we had a fantastic time on our trip to the S.S. Great Britain.
This half term, Year 2 had the opportunity to begin learning the ukulele. They tackled this new and interesting challenge with great enthusiasm, and we are sure to have some budding musicians!
It was lovely to see so many of you at Parents' Evening. Thank you for your continued support - we hope Autumn 2 will be just as fantastic as Autumn 1 has been!
Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview
In Autumn 1, the children will be looking at Traditional Tales (and 'twisted tales') in English. They will read and write in response to stories such as Beauty and the Beast, The Snow Queen, Rapunzel and study two new mystery Power of Reading texts! The Author of the Half Term is former children's laureate Lauren Child, known for her works including the 'Charlie and Lola' series, the 'Clarice Bean' stories and others. The children will have weekly handwriting practice and will be revising correct letter formation. They will also have daily spelling practice and recapping spelling words using Phase 5 sounds, and learning new grammar such as adjectives and nouns.
In Maths, the children will be consolidating their knowledge of number and place value, including counting up to and beyond 100, partitioning numbers into tens and ones and knowing what each digit means. Later in the half term, the children will be learning methods to aid their mental addition and subtraction. They will be revisiting their number bonds to 10 and 20, and practicing counting in 1s and 10s forwards and backwards from any number up to 100.
We will also be learning about Materials in Science. In History, we will be thinking about Clever Construction including changes from the Victorian era and the works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In P.E. we will be teaching gymnastics and invasion games with Premier Active. In Computing the children will be learning about Coding through Purple Mash. Our Jigsaw topic is 'Being Me in My World'. In R.E., the children will be thinking about rules, in relation to our new school rules and those in different religions. The children will be having a weekly introduction to French, beginning by learning some simple useful words. In Music, the children will be having ukulele lessons - stay posted for more information!
As part of our curriculum, the children will be going on the first of our exciting planned visits coming up at the end of the half term. On Wednesday 23rd October, the children will have the opportunity to visit the SS Great Britain, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Details and exact costs will be confirmed by a letter sent in the coming weeks.