Welcome to Year 2!
Fortune Class Liberty Class
Teacher: Mrs Bradshaw Teacher: Miss Kaur
Teaching Assistant: Ms Roose Teaching Assistant: Mrs Garrett
Home Learning Term 3 Week 2
*CBBC will be running educational programmes aimed at primary children starting January 11th.
*Joe Wicks is back on Youtube, doing his fitness videos on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
What to expect this term...
Our Big Question for the term is 'What is in our forests?', which links our Science topic 'Plants' with our Geography topic 'British forests and woodlands'.
Our English writing this term will be based on three main texts. The first story is Hodgeheg, which we will be using to write a brochure to inform someone about road safety. Our second text is Jim and the Beanstalk. We will be using this story to write our own sequel. Our final text is Bog Baby and our focus will be on writing character and setting descriptions. Children will be encouraged to continue playing on Spelling Shed, which is an online resource to support them with their spellings at home. These spellings will be tested each Friday.
In Maths, the children will continue to develop their times table understanding, focusing on multiplying and sharing (division). Children must know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables with rapid recall. Please continue to practise these facts at home using using Times Tables Rock stars to help support the speed and accuracy of their times tables.
We will also review written addition and subtraction calculations, before investigating statistics (charts and pictograms). In geometry, we will be looking at the properties of shapes.
Please see the topic web below for more information.
Children will be expected to read most nights in the week for at least 10 minutes. Please record what you have been reading and how your child has got on with the book in your child's reading record.
Homework will be uploaded on to Edmodo each Friday.
P.E will be every Wednesday, so make sure that your child comes in to school in the correct kit. Please make sure hair is tied back and that earrings are not worn, if your child is not confident with taking them out.
How can you support your child?
Please ensure you are regularly accessing the online resource 'Times Tables Rock stars'. In Year 2, we focus on the 2, 5 & 10 times tables and this resource is a fun way to support this. The children are able to collect coins as they complete questions correctly and use these coins to change the appearance of their avatars. It is expected by the END of Year 2, that your child knows the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you lose/forget your login or have any queries, please see the class teacher.
Please ensure that your child is reading frequently for at least 10 minutes at a time, at least 5 times each week. It is important that your child is reading regularly as this helps them with all their subjects as well as broadening their own vocabulary and knowledge. We encourage your child to read a range of texts, from fictional stories to leaflets to magazines to menus etc. There are opportunities to read all around us.
Please ensure that you are regularly accessing the online resource Spelling Shed. Each week there will be new spellings for your child to practise in fun, different ways. There will be weekly spelling tests on the phonemes that have been set each week. There will also be an extra set of spellings running alongside the weekly ones, which we will NOT be testing weekly. These spellings will be the Year 2 Common Exception Words, which the children are expected to be able to read and spell independently by the END of Year 2. If you lose/forget your login or have any queries, please see the class teacher.
Homework is set weekly each Friday on Edmodo. You do not need to print off your child's work and to bring into school. Edmodo allows work to be uploaded online. If you are unsure or experiencing any issues please contact the class teacher.