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Year Two Notice Board

 

Notices

1. Music lessons

We have requested that Y2 children don't have private music sessions during our English and maths lessons (9:00-10:00 and 10:30-11:45). It is very difficult to gather teacher assessment evidence when children miss lessons. The music teachers will be asked to avoid timetabling Y2 children at the above times. We appreciate your support with this. 

 

2. Our new topic for the spring term is Fighting for Survival. Please let us know if you or anyone you know would be able to come in to talk to the children about health e.g. nurse, doctor, dentist etc. 

BBC Famous People - click here to go to the BBC history website.

We will be having a dressing up day on the same day as our presentation (see diary date below). The children will need to come to school dressed as a nurse or soldier.

Some parents have expressed concern about boys dressing up as soldiers and girls dressing up as nurses. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss gender stereotypes with your child.  When this was first introduced we clearly told the children that they could choose to come dressed as either a soldier or a nurse - but that back in 1854 they would not have had the same choice! The children have been very interested to learn about the differences between the 1800s and 2018. 

 

3. During the spring term, children in Year 2 will take part in additional English and maths sessions led by members of the Year 2 teaching team. These sessions help us to support and extend the children's understanding, and collect evidence for the KS1 teacher assessment judgements. The next parents' evening will give us an opportunity to update you on progress in these areas. 

 

Calendar/ Key dates

School Diary

Year 2 Presentation & dressing up day - Friday 26th January 9:30am and repeated at 2:30pm. Both times are open to parents/carers from both classes. You may even want to come twice! It is likely to last about 20 minutes. 

Tues 30th January - Parents' Evening 

Monday 5th February - Parents' Evening 

Monday 12th - Friday 16th - Half Term Holiday

Tuesday 20th February - Y2 Florence Nightingale Trip

Monday 26th February - Friday 2nd March - Book Week (dressing up Friday 2nd)

 

Letters

Welcome to Year 2 2017

 

Home Learning

Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings.

 

Reading

Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 10 - 15 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension. Reading Record books must be brought into school every Monday to be checked. It may be that the Reading Record is checked more than once during the week. Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to. Children may also borrow books from the Infant Library. We encourage the children to share their library book with an adult at home as well.

Helping your child with reading 2017-18

Nurturing young readers

Reading with your child in Key Stage 1

 

Key words/ Spelling

Please practise reading and writing your spellings. Make sure that you know the meaning of each word. There is a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet below that you can use to help you. Spellings will be tested through a dictation each week. Spelling words will be added below on a Monday and the dictation will take place the following Monday. 

 

This week’s spellings:

This week we will be looking at homophones. Start building up a list of homophones from your reading books e.g. peace/piece and flower/flour. Sometimes the spelling stays the same but the meaning changes e.g. bark of a tree/a dog barks

night

knight

see

sea

one

won

here

hear

to

two

too

Please continue to practise the Y1 & Y2 common exception words alongside the weekly spellings. These are the words which do NOT follow the general phonetic rules. 

Y1 & Y2 Common Exception Words

Look Say Cover Write Check

Ideas to help with spelling

 

Number Facts and Times Tables

You can print your child's times tables challenge to practise at home. All children are starting on Level 1. Year 2 will do the times table challenge every Friday and the children will bring home their challenge sheet to share with you. 

Times tables challenge

Maths Curriculum Grid Year 2

 

Creative Home Learning

Y2 Spring Creative Home Learning

 

Learning this week:

English

Traditional Fairy Tales Week 1- What are the features of a traditional fairy tale? 

Maths

Number facts including multiples of 2, 5 and 10, and odd and even numbers. 

 

Learning next week:

English

Traditional Fairy Tales Week 2

Maths

Measure capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest unit using measuring vessels. Compare and order volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =. 

 

Year 2 Learning Tree - Autumn

Year 2 Learning Tree - Spring