Welcome to Year 2!
Teacher: Mrs Bradshaw
Teaching Assistant: Ms Roose
Teacher: Miss Brobbey
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Roddie & Mrs Stevens
Big Question: Why was the Titanic said to be unsinkable?
Our Big Question for the term is 'Why was the Titanic said to be unsinkable?', which links our Science topic 'Every Day Materials' with our History topic 'Modern History'.
Our English writing this term will be centered around the Titanic. We will be writing to inform, creating information texts and writing letters imagining that we were on the Titanic. Our two key texts for this term are: I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic and Polar Express.
Children will be encouraged to continue playing on Spelling Shed, which is an online resource to support them with their spellings at home. These spellings will be tested each Friday.
In Maths, we will be learning how to partition 2-digit numbers into tens and ones to help solve addition and subtraction calculations. Throughout this term, we will embed the 10x table. Please consider ways to group or share amounts up to 120 in 10s.
We will also look at money, so any opportunities to use money or talk about the different coins and notes will be beneficial. The children will continue to be encouraged to use Time Tables Rockstars to support their in-school learning of the 2, 5 and 10 times table facts.
Important To Note
Children will be expected to read at least 4 times a the week for at least 10 minutes.
Please record what you have been reading and how your child has got on with the book in your child's reading record.
Homework will be uploaded on to Edmodo each week, so please ensure that you have signed up to your class page.
P.E will be every Wednesday, so make sure that your child comes in to school in the correct kit. Please make sure earrings are not worn, if your child is not confident with taking them out.
How can you support your child?
Please ensure you are regularly accessing the online resource 'Times Tables Rock stars'. In Year 2, we focus on the 2, 5 & 10 times tables and this resource is a fun way to support this. The children are able to collect coins as they complete questions correctly and use these coins to change the appearance of their avatars. It is expected by the END of Year 2, that your child knows the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you lose/forget your login or have any queries, please see the class teacher.
Please ensure that your child is reading frequently for at least 10 minutes at a time, at least 5 times each week. It is important that your child is reading regularly as this helps them with all their subjects as well as broadening their own vocabulary and knowledge. We encourage your child to read a range of texts, from fictional stories to leaflets to magazines to menus etc. There are opportunities to read all around us.
Please ensure that you are regularly accessing the online resource Spelling Shed. Each week there will be new spellings for your child to practise in fun, different ways. There will be weekly spelling tests on the phonemes that have been set each week. There will also be an extra set of spellings running alongside the weekly ones, which we will NOT be testing weekly. These spellings will be the Year 2 Common Exception Words, which the children are expected to be able to read and spell independently by the END of Year 2. If you lose/forget your login or have any queries, please see the class teacher.
Homework is set weekly each Friday on Edmodo. You do not need to print off your child's work and to bring into school. Edmodo allows work to be uploaded online. If you are unsure or experiencing any issues please contact the class teacher.
Below, you can find a number of useful links to help support your child's learning:
- Number Fact Families
Have a go at practising your fact families.
- Sumdog Maths online games
Contact the office for login details
- SPaG- Small Town Superheroes
Brush up on your SPaG with the help of some superheroes
- BBC Bitesize
- Oxford Owl Free Online Books
So many great books to choose from!
Our Termly Topic Web outlines how the topic of the term will play into each subject. It acts to outline what will be studied across the curriculum in the term. Our current Topic Web can be found in the attachments below: