Year 2CS

Hello and Welcome to Year 2!

We’re looking forward to a wonderful term with your children.

I am Miss Shields, your class teacher, and Miss Mehmood is our teaching assistant. We are excited to teach your children over the next year, and hope to make learning engaging and interesting for everyone.

If you would like to talk to any of the Year 2 team, please look out for us in the playground before and after school. As always, we are happy to speak to you about any concerns you may have.

Miss C Shields

Teacher Year 2

Welcome back to Year 2, we hope you have all had a relaxing and restful break.

This Summer term we’re starting our History unit on Eyam and The Plague. This is such an exciting and interesting topic which we’re sure the children will love learning about. We’ll learn about important historical figures who have made an impact on the world around them.

We’re also starting our new Geography unit which is our Local Area. This is where we will learn about what where we live and the surrounding areas. The children will also compare the local area from now and the past.

In English we will be continuing with our finding tale ‘The King with Horses Ears’. We will then be looking at a non-fiction text called the “The Rainbow Dragon”. We use the Talk for Writing approach in class and are particularly focusing on SPAG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar) this half term. We regularly assess your child’s writing skills throughout a unit of work and formally at the start and end of a topic.

We’ll be learning about Everyday Materials in Science. Our focus will be on exploring what different materials there are, as well as what they can be used for.

In Maths, we are using the White Rose curriculum. Our first topic is fractions. In Year 2 we look at the following fractions in particular; ½, ¼, ¾, 2/4 and 1/3. Once we are secure with this, we will move onto Time. To prepare your child for this topic, it would be useful if you could start reading an analogue clock to the nearest 5minutes.

Additionally, wanted to inform you that this term, we will be starting our Relationships, Sex and Education (RSE) lessons in class. As discussed in the meeting with Mrs Lee, these lessons cover important topics. In year 2 we will covering Privacy and Unwanted Touch, Growing Up and being Fair and Unfair. We wanted to make sure you’re aware of this terms content and what the classes will be covering.

Our PE sessions will be on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school on these days.

Our school PE kit is: A white t-shirt and black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers or pumps.  Please make sure that your child’s PE kit is labelled with their name.

Homework: in Year 2 consists of daily reading for 10 minutes minimum (of your child’s banded/coloured reading book which is one level below their class reading level to support their fluency and enjoyment/their library book), counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and completing their Maths homework which is set each week on Class Dojo.

If you could work with your child using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division within 100) this will help them in preparation for our end of year assessments. Learn to tell the time. Practise writing stories and highlight any areas that your child maybe struggling with (missing punctuation, sense, spelling, tense).

 Reading books: In our reading lessons, we will be continuing to read a variety of text types and books. Fluency and comprehension are especially important and this is something which can be helped by 10 minutes reading at home every day. Your child will have the opportunity to independently choose their reading books on a Monday.  We do Guided Reading sessions each day and your child is heard twice a week to check their progress in reading. Children are moved colour bands when they are ready to be challenged by the demands of the next level. We formally assess your child three times a year using a reading assessment but informal assessment takes place every day.

We’re looking forward to a fantastic year with your children.

The Year 2 team, Miss Shields, Miss Kerr, Miss Lawrence and Miss Mehmood

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