Year 2 class page
Our classes are
Class 2D and class 2B
Our teachers are Miss Devine and Mrs Brown. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Hodges, Mrs McIvor, Miss Durbin and Mrs Hill.
Our PE days are every other Tuesday and every Wednesday. Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit. This should include warm clothes, trainers and their house colour t-shirt. All items should be labelled.
We have created a year 2 YouTube channel. On this channel you will find:
- Our meet the teacher video
- Teaching inputs (in the event of bubble or partial/ whole school closure)
Term 1 learning
Our English learning this term will be based around the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We will use the story to provide us with different writing opportunities. We will be focusing on:
- Capital letters and full stops
- Past tense verbs
- Phase 5 sounds
- Coordinating conjunctions
This term we will be focusing on the long vowel sounds. We have sent home a termly overview of the spellings for this term. You can also find them on our classroom doors and the 'spelling' section of our class page.
We begin year 2 using a carousel approach to guided reading. Your child will be part of a small group of no more than 6 children. Each week your child will complete the following activities:
- Read with an adult (during this time we will tick off the number of 'reads' your child as done at home, listen to them read and change their guided reading book.)
- Handwriting practice
- Power of reading activities (one activity will be based on our class text and one activity will be a phonics activity)
- Library (Your child can select a library book to take home)
This term we will be focusing on the following skils:
- Place value (partitioning two digit numbers, comparing and ordering numbers)
- Addition and subtraction (Number bonds to 20 and 100, adding multiples of 10, subtracting multiples of 10)
Term 1 wider curriculum
In our wider curriculum we will be covering Geography, History, Science, Art, Music and D&T. Click on the logo to view our pupil organisers.
This term we will be learning about the county of South Gloucestershire. We will learn about our local area and understand that Bradley Stoke is a town within South Gloucestershire. We will also learn about some of the physical and human features.
During the autumn term we will be exploring the history of toys. We will sort toys between old and new and identify similarities and differences between them. We will also investigate the materials that they are made from and discuss how this has changed over time.
In science we will be exploring materials. We will start by looking at different objects and identifying what materials they are made from and why. We will look at the properties of different materials and why they are only suitable for certain objects.
In term 2 we will learn about the artist Seurat. We will begin by exploring his artwork and experimenting his style in our sketchbooks. We will also use Access Art to learn about different styles of drawing and how to use shapes.
In term 2, we will be listening to the song Hands, Feet, Heart. We will learn to find the pulse and rhythm as well as play up to 3 notes on an instrument.
In term 1 we will be learning about food and nutrition. We will learn about where some different foods come from, taste some foods from different places and follow a simple recipe.
In term 2 we will be practicing a running stitch technique to create a fabric tiger. We will design our tigers, cut and shape materials and put it together using a running stitch.
Click on the links below to find these documents:
How you can help at home
We ask that you read with your child 5 times a week. This only needs to be a 10 minute session and you don’t have to finish a whole book every time. Please record any reads you have done with your child in their reading record as we will be continuing the reading bug challenge.
Each week your child will have one reading session with an adult. During this session, your child will change their school reading book. The class teacher will let you know your child’s reading day in the first week back so that you know which day to have the book ready in their book bags.
Your child will also have one library session each week where they are able to choose a library book. The children have free choice with their library books. Again, during the first week you will find out your child’s library day.
Reading does not have to be limited to the books children bring home from school. It can include any books they have at home, reads with siblings or reading books from the local library.
The children will be continuing with maths planets this year and will carry on from their end point in Year 1. We will be re-sending the maths planet overviews so that you know what is contained in each level and you have guidance for how to practise for each level. There are sample papers on the maths page on the website to give you an idea of what each stage will look like. Please practise your child’s maths facts at least 3 times a week. If your child is stuck on a level for more than 4 weeks then we will intervene at school.
Every Friday your child will write 8 spellings their yellow homework book.
They will then be tested on these spellings the following Friday. The spellings will also be on our classroom doors and on our class page on the website. The tests will be stuck into their yellow homework books so you can see how they have got on.
The spellings will contain the new sound patterns that we will be learning in class and are a way of reinforcing these spelling rules. Please practise at least 3 times each week with your child.