Year 2

In Year 2, the children develop their independent learning approaches within a supportive and considerate environment. The Year 2 team work closely together to create an exciting and connected curriculum that inspires children to embrace learning challenges.

We are

2 Rousseau – Mrs Sinclair, Ms Jones, Mrs Hinde and Mrs Caine

2 Matisse – Miss McDonnell and Miss Crocker

2 Monet – Miss Barker and Miss Peal

Weekly routine

·       Reading books are changed every Tuesday and Thursday. Children need to bring their reading books to school each day.

·       Children will visit the school library every Wednesday

·       Our PE days are flexible so the days may change. Therefore, please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (clearly labelled) with trainers that they can fasten independently. In the colder months the children will need appropriate clothing for the cold weather.

·       Super-Learner Mission books are due back on Thursday.

·       Our weekly spelling quiz is on a Friday morning and the following week’s spellings will be handed out on Tuesdays.

 

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

Take One Picture

Over the last few weeks, we have been studying a piece of art called Men of the Docks by George Bellows.

To begin with, we discussed what we could see, what we thought was happening and what questions we had about the painting.  We then focused on the skyline in the background, having a go at drawing our own skylines of buildings.  Next, the children wanted to link their work to our theme on The Great Fire of London.  Therefore, they used oil pastels or water colours to create fire backgrounds.  Finally, they drew a London skyline from 1666 onto black card, added lights at windows, cut it out and stuck it on top of their fire backgrounds.

The children all worked really hard and improved their skills with oil pastels, water colours and cutting.

Year 2 Curriculum

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Helping at Home

Ways to help at home

  • Read every day
  • Practise your spellings and common exception words
  • As you read spot the sounds in words, can you find digraphs (two letters that make one sound) and trigraphs (three letters that make one sound)?
  • Count in 2s, 5s and 10s forwards and backwards
  • Learn your number bonds for all numbers to 20 (e.g number bonds to 7 are 1+6, 2+5, 3+4, etc.)
  • Practise telling the time to the hour, quarter past, half past, quarter to and as an extra challenge to 5 minute intervals (five past, ten past etc.)
  • Practise letter formation using the correct pencil grip and develop fine motor skills (peg pressing, picking pasta shells/rice with tweezers)

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