Our Class – Year 2

Welcome to Year 2’s Class Page!

Teacher: Miss Frearson

Teaching Assisstants: Miss McGaffney and Mrs Swain

Here you will find general information about life in Year 2. For pictures and information about what we have been getting up to in class each week, please see our blog.

 

 

Year 2 Expectations

Homework

Times table challenges and spellings will be set on a Friday. The times tables challenge is due in on the following Wednesday and the spelling test will be on the following Friday. Please support and encourage your child with their homework: embedding crucial skills such as spelling and times tables will provide the building blocks for them to excel in the classroom. Children who fail to complete their homework will be asked to attend homework club on a Wednesday lunchtime.

This year, in addition to spelling and times tables, all children will be set a project based homework task at the start of each term which will be linked to the term’s topic and due at the end of the term. This homework is designed to be enjoyable and give the children the freedom to be creative and choose how they wish to present their work. We hope that this will enable the children to showcase their interests and individuality and look forward to seeing their hard work and talents. More details about this term’s ‘Fire’ project will follow.

Reading

In addition to their other homework, your child should also be reading at home on a (almost) daily basis with an adult. Their reading record should be completed each time they read, detailing what was read and with whom. Please ensure that this reading record is brought into school each day. I ask for your support in encouraging and monitoring your child’s reading as this is absolutely critical to their development in Literacy. Please expose your child not only to the reading scheme books provided by school, but also to further material such as magazines, encyclopaedias and other books by their favourite authors. They may not be able to read these independently, but sharing different books with your child will nurture their love of reading and hugely benefit their academic development.

Autumn Term Curriculum

This term, our exciting topic is ‘Fire!’. See the table below to see what we will be studying in each subject. Please note, just like all good plans, this may be subject to change where necessary.

Literacy Punctuation and grammar focus, fiction and non-fiction writing based on The Great Fire of London, firework poetry.

 

Numeracy Number Sense and Place Value: counting, reading and writing numbers to 100, recognising tens and ones in a two-digit number, comparing and ordering numbers to 100.

Additive Reasoning:  recalling addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and using related facts up to 100, adding and subtracting numbers, recognising and using the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction, using symbols for pounds  (£) and pence (p) and combining amounts to make a particular value.

Multiplicative Reasoning: recalling multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, recognising odd and even numbers, using the symbols for x, ÷ and = in mathematical statements, showing  that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order but division cannot.

Geometric Reasoning: identifying and describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and identifying lines of symmetry.

 

RE Understanding stories from the Old Testament, learning about Mary, the Disciples and Saints, exploring the season of Advent.

 

Science Everyday Materials: comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses, finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed.

Animals Including Humans: Knowing that animals have offspring which grow into adults, describing the basic needs of animals for survival and understanding the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

History Events Beyond Living Memory: Exploring events such as The Great Fire of London and the Gunpowder Plot.

 

Geography Locational Knowledge: Naming and locating the four countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas.

 

PE Thursday: multi-skills

Friday: orienteering

 

 

 

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 4th October                   School photos

Friday 5th October                           CAFOD Family Fast Day

Tuesday 9th October                      Open Evening

Tuesday 16th October                    Y1/2 Class Mass

*Half Term Friday 19th October – Sunday 28th October *

Friday 2nd November                     All Souls’ Feast Day

Saturday 1st December                Christmas Bazaar

Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th Dec    KS1 Nativity Performances

*Please stay up to date with dates for your diary and any changes that may occur by regularly checking our school webpage and the Y2 blog.