Year 2

Autumn (2) 2019/20
 
Welcome back I hope you had a lovely half term break.  
 
Uniform
Just a reminder to label coats, jackets and any other school uniform. As the weather changes the children may want to bring in labelled with names hats, gloves and scarves.Thank you for your support.  
 
P.E.
P.E. will be on a Friday and the children will get changed into black shorts, black pumps and white t-shirt. Please can names be put P,E. kits to make it easier for the children to make sure they have their kit back in their bag. Thank you.
 
Homework
Homework will be sent on a Monday/ Tuesday if an INSET day and returned the following Monday of each week. If the children complete the homework before the Monday they are more than welcome to hand it in beforehand.
 
Reading
We will be doing various reading opportunities throughout the week in school from guided reading, shared reading, comprehension reading and individual reading. Each child will read in school every day. The children will be given their own individual reading book and reading log to take home to share. The children will now have three books to take home. 
1. A reading book matched to their phonics.
2. A Read Write Inc book which will be the book they have been reading in school matched to their phonics that they have read at least three times in school.
3. Any book that they choose. This can be a book they have previously enjoyed, read before, a chosen library book or a book that they want to read with you. The children can change these books as often as they like and will be promoted to choose independently.
 
Maths
All pupils have had the opportunity to create a Rock Star maths avatar in school. The pupils can use the times table rockstars programme both at home and in school. This is a programme we launched last year for Y2 - Y6 to help the children with their times tables. A note for parents that the calculations show both the multiplication and division facts.
 
The maths link below (Hit the Button) has a variety of interactive games that the children can play to help learn and improve their recall of maths facts.
 
Science
Our topic this term will focus on 'Living Things'.  We will learn about how some things are alive, used to be alive and  non-living. The children will also learn about how some off spring look like their parents for example a plant and a kitten.
 
Vocabulary you may want to learn:
parent, adult, child, off spring, alive, not alive, baby
 
 
History
For history this half term we will begin with learning about Remembrance and how people remember events from the past. We will also visit the local Birkenhead British Legion branch to learn more about the local history during this time. 
Our topic is the Moon Landing. The children will learn about the events and why astronauts travelled to the Moon. The children learn about the significant individual - Neil Armstrong and why he wen to the moon. 
  • Mrs West

    Year 2 Class Teacher

  • Mrs Alderson

    Year 2 Teaching Assistant