Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 with 

Mr Cooper and Mrs Herrington

Topics

There are 5 topic themes of Science, PSHE, Humanities, The Arts and Maths.

Year 2 themes are:-

Theme 1: Arts: Can you tell a story through art?

Theme 2: PSHE: How can I keep myself safe?

Theme 3: Humanities: If you could travel anywhere where would you go, how would you travel and what would you do there?

Theme 4: Maths: What Maths do I need to use to set up a café? 

Theme 5: Science and DT: What Maths do I need to use to set up a café? 

PE

PE will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Girls with long hair will need a hairband to tie it back. Earrings must be able to be removed by the pupil. During the colder months pupils will need a black tracksuit, joggers and sweatshirt or hoodie, and trainers so PE can take place outside. 

Home Learning

Home Learning will be given out on Fridays to be returned to the Home Learning tray by the following Wednesday, the children can put it in earlier if completed. The children will be responsible for handing in their own homework. If homework is not completed pupils will spend break time completing it as it is an important part of their learning. Home Learning should be completed in pencil unless stated otherwise.

Reading

Diaries should show the children have read at home a minimum of 3 times a week. Remember if they read books/ magazines other than their school book write it in the diary as this is evidence of their reading. In school pupils will read individually with support staff and volunteers.

I will hear the pupils read at least once a week during guided reading sessions.

Times Tables

If pupils know their times tables to 10x10 it helps a lot in Maths. The order for learning tables is x10 x5 x2 x4 x8 x3 x6 x9 x7.   When they learn it is best not just to count in steps but to know the question and the answer. Techniques for learning include: How many times you can write them in 2 minutes, matching games, bubble writing them, writing them in different colours, making board games etc.

In Year 2 we will be focusing on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Bumped Head Notes

If pupils are given a bumped head note during the school day the note will be passed onto the office and a text will be send to parents to inform them. Pupils will also still be send home with their bumped head note.

End of Day Routine

When picking up pupils at the end of the day we ask all parents and guardians to come inside the gates. The school day ends at 3:15 in Year 2.  

 

Please click the links below for useful information:

First-100-high-frequency-words.

Next-200-high-frequency-words

Cursive-handwriting-guide

SA-year-1-common-exception-word-intervention-sept.

Theme-1-Topic-Web-for-parents