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!

Just in Time

In the last couple of weeks of term, Year 2 learned to tell the time. We first recapped o'clock and half past the hour, then moved onto quarter to and quarter past and finally we started to learn telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. 

Telling the time is a crucial skill to have and something we need to keep practicing. We have come up with 3 really fun ways to practice telling the time at home. 

 

1) Time keeper

For this activity you will need to be able to see a clock or watch (this could be in a library or cafe if you don't have access at home). Then every time you see the time hit o'clock, quarter past, half past or quarter to you must tell everyone what the time is.

WARNING- Shhh... not too loud if you're in a library. 

 

2) Timetable

Some of you have very busy lives with lots of jobs to do, clubs to attend and people to see. Choose a busy day and ask your adult what you are doing and at what time. They make yourself a timetable with all the activities you're doing by drawing or writing the times. You must keep it with you to make sure you are staying on time.

TOP TIP- If you don't have many things to do then why not try it for your favourite TV programmes. Find out when they are on and for how long, then create a timetable to decide when you're watching them. 

 

3) Play one of these fun games 

For this you will need to use a computer, tablet or phone (Remember the library has access for free)

You could ask an adult or friend to play with you too. 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/5_7entry/4.shtml

 

We hope this helps! Let us know in the comments if you tried out any of these!

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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