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Welcome to Class 2!

 

This year, Year 2 will be taught by Miss Wright and Miss. Fisher. We are also going to be supported by Mrs Peach who is a HLTA (High Level Teaching Assistant) full time.  As in other years, Mr Young has kindly volunteered once more to work with children on a 1 to 1 basis working on literacy skills.  

 

In Year 2 we follow the school’s new personalised ‘Active Curriculum’, which weaves both the new National Curriculum strands with Key skills that each year groups are expected to be taught across all areas of the curriculum.

 

Maths – Below is a brief outline of the areas we will study in Numeracy this year:

 

  • Read and write two-digit and three-digit numbers in figures and words; describe and extend number sequences and recognise odd and even numbers
  • Count up to 100 objects by grouping them and counting in tens, fives or twos; explain what each digit in a two-digit number represents, including numbers where 0 is a place holder; partition two-digit numbers in different ways, including multiples of 10 and 1
  • Order two-digit numbers and position them on a number line; use the greater than and less than signs
  • Estimate a number of objects; round two-digit numbers to the nearest 10
  • Find one half, one quarter and three quarters of shapes and sets of objects
  • Derive and recall all addition and subtraction facts for each number to at least 10, all pairs with totals to 20 and all pairs of multiples of 10 with totals up to 100
  • Understand that halving is the inverse of doubling and derive and recall doubles of all numbers to 20, and the corresponding halves
  • 2, 5, 10 times tables.
  • Add or subtract mentally a one-digit number or a multiple of 10 to or from any two-digit number; use practical and informal written methods to add and subtract two-digit numbers
  • Understand that subtraction is the inverse of addition and vice versa; use this to derive and record related addition and subtraction number sentences
  • Represent repeated addition and arrays as multiplication, and sharing and repeated subtraction (grouping) as division; use practical and informal written methods and related vocabulary to support multiplication and division, including calculations with remainders

 

Literacy – Below is a brief outline of the areas we will study in Literacy this year:

 

  • Stories with a familiar setting
  • Traditional Poetry
  • Fantasy Settings
  • Instructions
  • Traditional Tales/Fairy Tales with a twist
  • Explanations
  • Different stories by the same author/Author Study
  • Information texts: fact files/reports
  • Stories from other cultures.
  • Persuasion: adverts
  • Recounts: postcards/diaries/letters
  • Poems on a theme

 

Science

  • Animals
  • Living things and habitats
  • Classifying and grouping Materials
  • Changing Materials

  • Plants

 

Design and Technology

  • Moving Monsters Pneumatics
  • Puppets

History

  • The History of Nottingham (Robin Hood)
  • The Great Fire of London; focusing of London parliament.
  • The 1960s

Geography

  • Map Skills – locating and naming UK cities
  • Local study – Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire
  • A Non-European Study

R.E.

  • Jewish Celebrations and Stories (Moses, Daniel & Hanukkah)
  • Celebrations – Eid & Christmas (Journeys
  • Jesus and his stories
  • The Torah and Jewish stories: Joseph, Moses, 10 commandments
  • Visiting a place of worship
  • Jesus’ Friends and Followers.

Art

  • Collage (Andy Goldsworthy)
  • Andy Warhol link to 1960s (History)
  • Painting/Observational drawings link to Plants (Science)

 

P.E.

  • ABC (agility, balance and coordination)
  • Dance/Movement to music
  • Mrs Tomlinson sessions

Music

  • Music Express/Singing

SEAL

  • New Beginnings
  • Getting On and Falling Out
  • Good to be Me
  • Going for Goals
  • Relationships
  • Changes

Residential

  • Willersly Castle Thursday 18th - Friday 19th May 2017

 

Useful Information

  • Each Friday we will send out a Newsletter which will let you know what we have been up to in Year 2 that week. It will also detail any homework which we would like the children to complete.
  • Family Box time will take place every Friday afternoon. There is a timetable on the door of our classroom detailing the date that your child will be taking the box home (more details on this will be included in the box),
  • Also this year Miss Fisher has introduced ‘Bakers Basket’ this will not be timetabled as it will be used as a reward for children who have shown true take care qualities throughout the week. Each Friday a child will be chosen by their peers and then will talk (or present) what they have created (more details on this will be included in the ‘basket’).
  • Outdoor PE kits to be brought in every Tuesday.
  • Indoor PE kits to be brought in every Friday.
  • Reading: Guided Reading will take place every day with a group of children ensuring every child is heard reading once a week. During this time reading books for home will be changed. Please be understanding that we cannot change books daily as this will interrupt our very busy learning timetable. Phonics takes place every day ensuring reading, writing and spelling skills are being taught, practised and applied.

We are available to see parents or guardians after school if you have any queries or problems. This can be by appointment if you would like to discuss your child in detail or just pop in if it is a general query. We look forward to teaching your child this year.

 

Miss. Wright and Miss. Fisher   J

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