Welcome to the Year 2 Page
Hello and welcome to Year 2!
In 2J Mrs Bishop is the class teacher and in 2A Miss McGann is the class teacher. Mrs Pugliese is the class-teaching assistant and will support children across the Year group. Mr Wright supports the children on a Tuesday. Mrs Lala supports children in 2J.
Year 2 is an exciting and fun filled year! We study interesting topics such as The Great Fire of London, The History of Toys and significant figures such as Harry Beck. We will go on some great trips and will partake in the Christmas Play! We are really looking forward to the year ahead and creating wonderful memories together.
Learning in Year 2 – SpringTerm
For Spring Term, in English, our first book will be ‘After The Fall' followed by 'The Water Princess'. We will be doing many activities such as writing character descriptions, using inference and writing instructions. We will also be focusing on grammar and helping the children gain an understanding and apply this to their own creative writing.
In Maths, this term we will be looking at Money, Multiplication and Division and Measure. We will continue using a Concrete-Pictorial- Abstract approach, meaning every lesson will involve using practical equipment (Numicon, Dienes, counters etc) and using pictures and drawings to aid learning. It is beneficial for your child if they are encouraged to use the same methods when working at home. We will also focus on problem solving throughout the year and looking at various ways to solve these.
In RE, we will be studying the topic called ‘Jesus at Prayer’. Our aims in RE are to strengthen our relationship with God through prayer, scripture and collective acts of worship.
In Science, we will be learning about lots of fun topics such as ‘Animals and their habitats’ and ‘Apprentice Gardeners’. We try to make our Science lessons as practical as possible in order to support new learning even more.
In Geography, we will learn about ‘Hot and Cold Places’. Following this our History topic will be about the London Tube map.
In Art, we will create habitat landscapes by using the skill of collaging. To link with our History we will make our own Tube maps.
In Computing, we will learn about E-safety and Spreadsheets.
During PSHE we will learn that we are created by God and that we are unique and special.
In PE, we will be learning gymnastics indoors and outdoor PE will consist of movement skills and tag games.
We encourage the children to read daily at home and ask if you could comment/sign their Reading Record when they have read to you, as this is very helpful for their class teacher. We also encourage the children to be read to at home as well. Your child has been given a Reading Day and a Book Changing Day, and only need to bring in their Book Bag two days a week. If they are unsure, their days are written on the front of their Reading Records.
Homework will be posted on Teams on Wednesdays and is due in on the following Monday via Teams. The homework will consist of a range of different activities, but will mostly vary between English and Maths. Please do not send in any hard copies of Homework, as it is still set, handed in and marked via Teams.
A typical day in Year 2
8:40 Drop off at the KS1 gates
9:00-10:30 English session
10.30 – 10.50 – Playtime- children can bring in a healthy snack.
10-50-12:00– Maths lesson
12.00- 1:20– Lunchtime – Readers will be done between 12:00-12:30 daily.
1.20- 3.00 – Foundation subjects
3:00-3:10 – Story time
3.15 - Home time
Monday – Library Day and Indoor PE day
Thursday – Music with Mrs Debois. PE with Nonstop Action PE coaches
Friday – French and Computing lessons.