Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to Year 2!
The class teachers in Year 2 are Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Hart and Mrs Kiely
Should you have any questions , please use the email addresses below to contact your child's class teacher. Remember, we are here to help and the pupils' well-being, safety and learning are our priorities.
2HK - Mrs Hart: email@example.com
Mrs Kennedy: firstname.lastname@example.org
2GK - Mrs Kiely: email@example.com
PE Days – Year 2 have PE on a Tuesday (2HK) and on a Wednesday (2GK), A full PE kit should be brought in at the beginning of the week and left in school. A list of the full PE kit can be found on the website under Parents > School Uniform.
Water bottles- Please ensure your child is bringing in a water bottle every day.
Homework - Homework will be set after October half term. It will be set every Friday and is due back the following Friday. This will be set through Purple Mash or My Maths.
Reading Books - Reading books and records should be brought to school daily. We encourage children to read every night to support their phonics. Please ensure that once you have read a book, you comment and sign so we know if it has been read.
Spelling- Spellings are given out on a Friday and the children will be tested on these the following Friday.
English - Our core text for this half term is ‘Man on the Moon’ by Simon Bartram. We will be making predictions based on the text and writing our own versions of the story. We will also be looking deeper at where the book is set, the main character of the story and writing postcards from space!
Maths - We are continuing our learning on addition and subtraction where we will begin to look at the formal written methods for adding and taking away. After that, we move on to 'Money'. Using relatable scenarios to ensure the children become familiar with coins and paper notes and using their knowledge to solve problems.
Science -Is it true that the taller you are, the bigger your feet are? Our focus this half term is on 'Animals including humans'. We will start by looking at how animals and humans grow and whether they grow in similar ways. We will be conducting investigations to put some theories to the test and learning about what we need to do to stay fot and healthy.
History- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!! WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT CASTLES AND KNIGHTS! We will be diving into the historical world of castles and those people linked to them. We will explore how castles were built, linking this to national and international castles; who defended them and the role of a knight.
R.E- We are beginning the half term with exploring the holy books belonging to different religious groups and some of the important stories from these books. We will be retelling the stories in a range of different ways, from role play to story writing. As we are nearing the Christmas season, we can't forget the Christmas story!
P.E- We are looking at 'Multi-skills' and how we can develop these and apply them to certain games and sports.
Geography- Do you know the difference between a town and a city? We will be looking at what it's like to live in towns and cities and comparing that to living at the coast. What is similar and what is different?
ICT - How can we really keep safe on the Internet? Online safety will be our first stop during this term. Reminding the children about the importance of keeping safe online and what to do if they feel they are not safe. We will be learning how to safely search the Internet when looking for information, exploring how to filter through the information and deciding what is safe and what is not.
In the event of a school or bubble closure or self-isolation, we will set the children work on the Purple Mash and My Maths programmes, where children will be asked to complete a set of tasks. They will also be given activities to work on in a Maths and English workbook that will be sent home. Children will be notified of the tasks to complete via the school website. All children have been provided with the login details necessary to access these websites, however if you do need a reminder or any support with using them, please feel free to email your class teacher and we will be happy to help. Reading regularly is vital in practising phonics and early reading skills and should be continued as normal. Please feel free to read a range of books from school or home.