Week Beginning 16th May
This week the children in Year 2 will be sitting their KS1 Assessments (SATs). We ask that you send your children into school this week in good time so we can get organised to administer the assessments promptly. Your children are not aware that these are taking place as we do not wish to put any pressure on them so we ask that you do not mention it to them over the weekend. Below are when we will be doing each assessment
Monday :Reading Paper 1
Wednesday: Reading Paper 2
We have worked hard with the children to ensure that they are ready for these assessments and will be done in class as part of our normal teaching. The day will not be out of routine for your children and the test will be administer in a low stake environment which they are used to. If you have any questions please feel free to talk to your child's class teacher.
Literacy: We will be continuing to learn about recounts and will be practising using conjunctions to join sentences as well as writing in the past tense.
Maths: In Maths this week we will be continuing to develop our speed and accuracy when using the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) as well as using our reasoning skills to apply this knowledge into worded problems.
Reading: We will be reading a range of texts to practise our skills.
Topic: This week we will be learning all about Christopher Columbus and finding out about his discoveries.
Week Beginning 9th May
Literacy: This week we will be remembering our trip to Brooklands museum and using it to help us write a recount. We will be learning a new text called 'A Trip to the Aquarium' and will be learning about the features of a recount.
Maths: In maths this week we will be focussing on arithmetic and will be practising the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and using them in worded problems.
Reading: In reading this week we will be practising using our skills on extended pieces of work.
Week Beginning 3rd May
Reminder: Froghopper and Dragonfly trip - Tuesday 3rd May
Millipede and Honeybee trip - Thursday 5th May
Literacy: This week we will be writing our own poems to round off our poetry learning all about 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright.
Maths: This week in maths we will be learning all about capacity and using ml and l to measure.
Reading: In reading this week we will practising our inference and vocabulary skills when reading unfamiliar pieces of text.
Topic: We will be learning about Christopher Columbus and his discoveries.
Week Beginning 25th April 2022
Literacy: This week in writing we will be continuing to learn about the poem 'The Magic Box' and will be having a go at innovating our own poems using our imagination. We will also be learning about prepositions and uses of alliteration to enhance our writing.
Maths: In maths we will be doing some fluency practising the 4 operations addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be learning how to read scales in g and kg and will be comparing mass.
Reading: In reading we will be continuing to practise our vocabulary, inference and retrieval skills on unfamiliar texts.
Topic: Our new topic for this half term is explorers and we will be learning about the history of flight.
Reminder: Our trip to Brookland Museum is coming up next week
Froghopper and Dragonfly - Tuesday 3rd May
Honeybee and Millipede - Thursday 5th May
Week Beginning 19th April 2022
Welcome back to the summer term! Hopefully you have all managed to have a lovely restful Easter break.
This half term our P.E. days will continue to stay on Tuesday and Thursdays. Please send your child to school in their P.E. kits on these days.
We will be visiting Brooklands Museum on Tuesday 5th May (Dragonfly and Froghopper) and Thursday 7th May (Millipede and Honeybee) if you have not already given consent for this or paid for your child please do this ASAP.
Literacy: Our next unit of work in writing will be all about Poetry. We will be learning about the poem 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright and will be having a go at writing our own poems.
Maths: In maths we will be beginning our measurement topic and will begin using cm and m to measure the length of items.
Reading: This half term we will be looking at a range of different texts to practise using our retrieval, vocabulary and inference skills.
Monday 4th April- Monday 18th April
We hope you have a lovely break and look forward to welcoming you back to school on Tuesday 19th April.
Week Beginning 21st March
Literacy: This week we will be completing our short burst writing all about the book 'Commotion in the Ocean'. The children will be writing a short descriptive piece using the skills.
Maths: In maths this week we are continuing to learn about fractions and will be learning to identifying one half, one quarter and one third of a shape and a number.
Reading: We will be continuing to read 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' and working on developing our comprehension.
Week Beginning 14th March
Literacy: This week we will be completing our cycle of writing and will be writing our own journey tale.
Maths: In maths this week we will beginning a unit of work all about fractions. We will be looking at identifying what a fraction is as well as finding half and a quarter of a shape or item as well as finding the fraction of a number i.e. 1/2 of 12 is 6.
Reading: In reading we will be continuing to read 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' and will be working on our comprehension skills.
Topic: We will be moving on to start a unit of learning about plants. We will be planting seeds and bulbs and will be observing plants as well as undertaking an investigation to find out what conditions plants need to grow.
A big thank you to all of you for bringing in shoe boxes, we very much appreciate it!
Week Beginning 29th February
Literacy: This week in literacy we will be continuing to learn the text 'Pirate Tom' and will be using skills from the toolkit to create some short bursts of writing. We will also be doing some role play and drama to help act out a journey story.
Maths: In maths we will be doing some assessments this week, these will assess the children's arithmetic skills as well as their ability to reason and problem solve. Along side these we will be continuing to work on drawing 2D shapes and looking at vertical lines of symmetry in shapes.
Reading: In reading we will also be doing some assessments. This will be looking to see how will children are understanding the texts that they are reading. We will also be reading the next part of 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me'.
Week Beginning 21st February 2022
Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely and restful holidays. This half term we continue our Living things and their Habitats topic before moving on to our Explorers topic.
Literacy: This week in literacy we will be starting an action story called 'Pirate Tom'. We will be learning the text, looking at using rules of 3 to move on action and using our sense to describe.
Maths: In maths our next topic is shape. This week we will be learning to identify and discuss the key features of 2D and 3D shapes and will be learning how many sides and vertices different shapes have. We will also be having a go at drawing some 2D shapes using squared paper.
Reading: We will be starting to read a new text. This will be 'The giraffe and the Pelly and Me' by Roald Dahl.
Reminder: We are still collecting shoe boxes so if you have any lying around the house please do bring them in. We will be using them first week of term!
Although our sessions with the dance teacher have now finished we will still be doing P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday so please send your child to school in their PE kit on these days.
Week Beginning 24th January
Literacy: This week we will be starting a new unit of writing based around writing instructions. We will be learning some of the skills which are important when using instructions such as time conjunctions and using bossy verbs.
Maths: In maths we will be completing our unit of work on multiplication and division and will be focussing this week on dividing by 2, 5 and 10. We will also practising some mixed fluency practising using speed and accuracy to answer questions.
Reading: This week we are reading chapter 4 of Mr Majeika called Frog Princess and will be focussing on using our vocabulary to help us answer questions. Please continue to discuss new vocabulary with your children as you read at home as this will really help during reading lessons.
Year 2 will soon be designing our own habitats soon and require shoe box, or similarly sized, boxes to help us do this. If you have any boxes this size in your house then please send them into school with your child.
Week Beginning 17th January
Literacy: This week in literacy we will completing the innovate of our suspense story 'The monster in the murky sea' and will begin planning for our hot task. Here the children will get a chance to write their own suspense story.
Maths: In maths we will be moving onto focus on division, first we will be exploring sharing and grouping objects. We will be looking at the division symbol and how this is used.
Reading: In reading we will be reading the next chapter of Mr Majeika 'Hamish goes swimming'. We will be focussing on retrieving information as well as using inference skills.
Week Beginning 10th January
P.E. days have changed for year 2 and we will now have P.E. on a Tuesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday 12th January Year 2 have a under the sea science dome coming to visit as part of our Living things and their habitats topic.
Literacy: This week in literacy we will be practising using the skills we have learnt to add suspense to our writing. The children will also start innovating their own version of the Monster in the Murky Sea.
Maths: We continue our work on multiplication and division and this week will be learning to use arrays as well as practising our 2x, 5x and 10x table. Please remember to consolidate this learning at home by going onto times table rockstars.
Reading: We will be reading chapter 2 of Mr Majeika and working hard on using our inference skills to identify how characters are feeling as well as working on extending our vocabulary.
Week Beginning 4th January
Happy New Year to you all, we hope you had a lovely, safe and restful holidays! Welcome back to the Spring term!
This half term the Year 2 children will have a dance specialist teaching P,E, as one of their lessons, as a result we have had to change our P.E. days back to Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Please send your child into school on these days in their P.E. kit. This will be starting from week beginning 10.1.22.
Literacy: Our next T4W cycle is going to be a conquering the monster story called 'The Monster in the Murky Sea'. The children will spend this week familiarising themselves with the text as well as learning about fronted adverbials and consolidating using conjunctions within their writing.
Maths: We are continuing our work on grouping and will be learning to use the multiplication symbol to help us solve 2x, 5x and 10x problems.
Reading: In reading we will be starting a new text Mr Majeika. We will be reading chapter one this week as well as making some predictions as to what we think might happen in the story.
Topic: Our new topic this half term is Science focussed and we will be learning all about Living things and their Habitats. This week we will be identifying things that are living, dead and have never been alive. We will also be identifying the basic needs of animals and will be starting to sort and classify animals based on their habitats.
Week Beginning 13th December
Thank you to all of you who came to see our Nativity last week! For those of you who didn't manage to make it shall be put onto Google Classrooms in due course, if you have any problems accessing Google Classroom please contact your child's class teacher.
Reading: This week in reading we will be finishing reading the story 'The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark.' We will be summarising the book so far and recapping the skills which we have focused on this half term.
Writing: We will be completing our unit of work on non-chronological reports with the children designing their own toy and they will be writing a report about this. We will be looking to apply the skills from our tool kit - using headings and subheadings, conjunctions and description to our writing.
Maths: In maths we are beginning to explore practical multiplication by looking at groups of items and working out if groups are equal or not. Please practise counting in 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's with your children over the holidays as this will stand them in good stead after Christmas!
Week Beginning 6th December
This week we have our Nativity performances. The children have been working so hard to prepare and they look and sound great, we can't wait for you to see it!
Millipede and Honeybee
2:30 - Monday 6th December
6:00 - Tuesday 7th December
Froghopper and Dragonfly
6:00 - Monday 6th December
2:30 - Tuesday 7th December.
Please bring your child back to school at 5:30 on the evening of your performance. If your child is a wiseman, angel, shepherd, inn keeper or messenger please could they bring shorts and t-shirt to change into for under their costumes. They should come to school on Monday and Tuesday in school uniform as usual. If your child is a narrator please can they come to school in full school uniform, you may wish to pack a clean polo shirt as our performances are after lunch!
Literacy: This week in literacy we will be innovating our non chronological report and writing about a toy that we like.
Maths: In maths we will be doing some consolidation of place value, addition and subtraction and money, all the topic we have covered so far. We will then beginning our new topic - multiplication- and using concrete materials to show the process.
Reading: In reading we will read the next chapter of 'The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark' and will be working on our vocabulary.
Next week the children will have 2 performances of their Nativity. One during the school day and one evening performance. Please see performance times below.
Honeybee and Millipede :
Monday 6th December - 2:30pm
Tuesday 7th December - 6pm
Froghopper and Dragonfly:
Monday 6th December - 6pm
Tuesday 7th December - 2:30pm
If you haven't yet signed up for tickets please do. Remember strictly one parent/carer per child per performance permitted.
We ask you kindly if your child could be brought back to school on the day of their evening performance at 5:30. This gives us time to get the children into their costumes and get organised. Even if you are not attending this evening performance we ask that you still bring your child back to school for their performance.
If you child goes to after school club on this day we will collect them from after school club at 5:30 to get them changed.
If your child goes to phonics club on this day it will run as usual with a 4pm pick up. We ask if your child could be collected from phonics as usual and then dropped back at school for 5:30.
We thank you so much for your help and support with this.
Year 2 team
Week Beginning 29.11.21
Literacy: This week we will be starting to learn a non chronological report all about piano. We will be learning how to use co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions as well as how to use headings and subheadings.
Reading: This week we will be reading an non chronological report all about reindeers as well as reading the next chapter of our book.
Maths: This week we will be finishing our money topic and will be learning how to find the change from an amount. We will also be doing some consolidation of our place value, addition and subtraction.
Week Beginning 22nd November
Literacy - This week in writing we will be writing our own finding tale including all of the skills we have learnt throughout this cycle. We have been learning how to use alliteration, adverbs, adjectives, similes and rules of 3.
Reading- This week we will be doing some work on a poem called 'I opened a book' as well as reading the next chapter of The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark. We will be focussing on
Maths- This week in Maths we will be continuing to learn about money, using he coins that we know to help us find different amounts and we will also be starting to find the change from different amounts.
Topic: This week we will be finishing our perspective art work based on our book the bear and the piano. We will also start our rehearsals for the Nativity as well as learning about the Christmas story.
Week Beginning 15th November
Literacy: This week in literacy we will be innovating our story the 'Bear and the Piano' and will be focussing on changing the character.
Maths: We will be starting a new topic all about money. We will be learning to recognise coins as well as making different amounts using the coins.
Reading: We will be reading more of the story 'The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark' and developing our reading and understanding skills.
Topic: This week we will be focussing on a perspective piece of art work based around our story 'The Bear and the Piano'.
Week Beginning 8th November
Literacy: This week we will be looking at adjectives and alliterations and how to use these when writing a character description and the children will be having a go at doing some short burst writing focusing on describing the character.
Reading: This week in reading we will be doing some reading assessments with your children. We will also be continuing to read the book 'The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark' and practising reading aloud as a class and answering questions about what we have read.
Maths: This week in maths we will be continuing our addition and subtraction topic and will be practising adding and subtracting two digit numbers. We will also be doing an addition and subtraction assessment to see how the children are getting on so far in their learning.
Topic: This week will will be learning all about The Gunpowder Plot and why we celebrate Bonfire night.
Reminders: Visit the classroom on Tuesday 9th November from 3:20-3:50 to look at your children's books.
We hope you all have a lovely and restful half term!
Week Beginning 20th October
Literacy: We will be starting a new unit of work this week all about the book 'The Bear and the Piano' we will be focussing on the character and will be learning about using appropriate adjectives to description to our writing.
Maths: In maths we will be continuing to add and subtract within 100 and will be focusing on adding and subtracting two 2 digit numbers crossing a ten i.e. 27+36 = or 84-69 =. We use dienes to help us do this by either building them or drawing them visually.
Reading: Our reading text this half term will be 'The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark' and we will be reading a chapter a week focussing on the vocabulary.
Topic: This week is sculpture week and we will be learning about Anthony Caro, looking at his work and having a go at creating our own versions of this sculptures using paper folding techniques.
We will also be starting some history and will be learning all about the Gunpowder Plot.
Week Beginning 18th October
Literacy: In writing this week we will be writing the story, the day the classroom quit, persuading the children to treat the objects nicely.
Maths: This week we will be continuing our addition and subtraction work and will be adding 1's and 10's to 2 digit numbers.
Reading: We be finishing reading 'Katie's picture show' and will be using our inference skills as well as sequencing the story and writing a book review about our likes and dislikes.
Topic: This week in topic we will be learning more about Renoir and having a go at doing some impressionism art work in the style of him.
Reminder: Your child should be reading everyday at home and this should be recorded in their reading records. The spelling homework is set on purple mash. Please find below the links to the dictation and LCSWC.
Week Beginning 11th October
Literacy: In literacy this week we will be using all we have learnt to do some short burst writing try to persuade. We will also beginning innovating our text.
Maths: In maths we are continuing our addition and subtraction topic and will be learning to add 1, add 10 and subtract 1 and subtract 10 from numbers to 100.
Reading: Next week we will be continuing to read the book 'Katie's picture show' and will be using our retrieval skills, answering inference questions and sequencing events.
Topic: This week we will all be learning about the artist Renior with a focus on how he uses colour in his work.
School Photos: Year 2 will be having their school photo's taken next Thursday 14th October. Please send your child to school in full school uniform this day and not their PE kit.
Week Beginning 4th October
Literacy: This week we will be learning the actions to our new story 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and will begin to learn about how to use a rule of 3 and rhetorical questions in their writing. We will be putting this into practise.
Maths: In maths we will be moving forward onto our next topic of addition and subtraction and will begin by revisiting fact families to 20. It is vital knows their number bonds to 10 and beyond to support them with their addition and subtraction.
Reading: We will be moving onto a new text in reading called 'Katie's Picture Show' this week we will be reading the story and using our retrieval, inference and prediction skills to answer questions about the text.
Week Beginning 27th September
Literacy: This week we will be writing our very own magic paintbrush story based in a new setting. The children will be given an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learnt this cycle to complete this story. We will then be hooking our children in our next writing text called 'The Day the Crayon Quit'.
Maths: This week in Maths we will be counting forwards and backwards in 2's, 5's and 10's. It is very important that your children can do this so please practise at home with your children.
Reading: In reading we will be reading another version of 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse' and we will be comparing the two versions. We will be sharing our likes and dislikes about each of the books as well as finding similarities and differences between them.
Reminder: Just a reminder that our P.E. days have changed to Wednesday and Thursday. Can your children please be sent to school in their P.E. kit on these days.
Homework: Children have a spelling test set on Purple Mash weekly. See below dictation and Look, Cover, Write, Check sheets to help your child practise these words at home.
Week Beginning 20th September
Literacy This week we will be writing finishing innovating our stories about 'The Magic Paintbrush' and will begin planning and our hot task and will write our own fantasy tale.
Reading: This week in reading we will be diving deeper into the story 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse' and will be explore the vocabulary used as well as using our retrieval skills to answer questions.
Maths: In Maths we will be continuing our unit on place value and will be learning to partition numbers into tens and ones.
Week Beginning 13th September
Literacy: This week we will be continuing to work on our story 'The Magic Paintbrush and will be doing some short burst writing using adjectives and similes to describe. We will be starting to innovate our stories towards the end of the week.
Maths: We are continuing to focus on place value and will be learning to recognise, name and build numbers to 100. We will be focussing on identifying how many tens and ones are in each number i.e. 37 is made up of 3 tens and 7 ones.
Reading: This week we will be reading a story called 'Town Mouse Country Mouse' and will be learning to use our prediction skills as well as sequencing stories.
Let's Get Messy: Over the next few weeks the children will be rotating around different activities These will include
A science investigation where we will be finding waterproof materials to protect an animal from the rain.
Looking at colour theory, how we can use colour and can make shades of colour by adding light/dark to it.
A D.T. project where the children will design and make and evaluate a backpack for their reading ted.
A science investigation which the children will design all about sticky materials.
Week Beginning 3.9.21
Literacy: Our first T4W cycle this year is all about the Magic Paintbrush and we will be learning the story using actions to help us. We will be learning about using our senses to help us describe using adjectives.
Maths: In Maths we will be looking at place value and identifying one more and one less and consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 20 and then to 100.
Reading: In reading we will start to learn about Rex Retriever and how he helps us to retrieve information from a text. We will begin reading the letters from 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and be using these to help apply this skill.
Science: Our first topic will be all about materials and we will be expanding our vocabulary to help describe properties of materials, we will be thinking about categorising materials based on their properties.
Topic: Our first topic is called Let's get Messy! In this topic we will be doing lot's of science investigations, art and D.T.
Welcome to Year 2
A big welcome from the Year 2 team and we look forward to seeing you all this week! We hope you had a wonderful summer break.
Our first topic will be called Let's get Messy and we will be kicking it off this week with lots of fun messy activities. We will also be doing some writing about the summer and getting to know the new people in our classes.
In Year 2 our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday and children should come to school in their P.E. kit on these days.
We will be visiting the junior school and woodlands on a Friday, starting in a few weeks, and your child should bring into school a pair of wellies in which they can wear when we do this. These can be left at school.
We will have Music with Mr Scullin on a Friday.
Any questions please feel free to ask your child's teacher.
Year 2 Team