Year 2

Term 4 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers

 

In our core subjects we will be continuing to use the White Rose schemes of learning in Maths which will see use developing our understanding of 2D and 3D shapes before moving on to look at fractions of shapes and numbers.

 

We will be using Read Write Inc. in Phonics and will be continuing our work on speed sounds and compound words.

 

In English we have been looking at information texts about animals and have focused on the book “The Clue is in the Poo” by Andy Seed which we will go on to use to write and publish our own animal information texts. We will follow up our work on non-fiction texts by looking at animal poetry. We will be learning to perform poetry using “The Owl and the Pussycat” poem and then focus on writing poetry using the book “Perfectly Peculiar Pets” by Elli Woollard.

 

Topic

 

We will be doing lots of Geographical work, Art and Design Technology and Science.

 

In Geography we will be looking at the world and where animals are located in the world. We will be thinking about how animals are suited to the geographical locations and which animals live in different continents. In Geography we will be using lots of maps, globes and atlases to help us to develop our knowledge and understanding.

 

In Science we will continue to build on our work on animals from last half term. We will be looking at animal’s offspring and the basic survival needs of animals. We will be starting to develop our knowledge of the human body, thinking about what makes us healthy. We will learn about the impacts and the importance of exercise, a healthy balanced diet and also good health and hygiene.

 

In Design Technology we will be continuing our work on designing and planning, then the steps of creating and making before evaluating. We will be linking our work in DT to making animal enclosures food packaging and making a healthy balanced meal and creating our own made up animal puppets.

 

In Art our focus will be animal prints and patterns. We will look at cultural patterns from tribes in Africa, using pencil skills to create patterns and texture and using different artistic media to create colours and shades all linked to animal patterns and prints.

 

In RE we will be looking into Christianity. We will be looking at how the world was created according to the Bible, the celebrations and practises of birth according to Christians and what it means to belong.

 

We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 8th March.

 

Miss Housley-Stott, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Webster and Mr Mooney - The Year 2 Team

Welcome Back to Year 2 - Term 3

Our topic this term is Moon Zoom!

For daily home learning please visit the Padlet and join our Zoom sessions will be every day at (the link will be posted on the Padlet).

Welcome to 2021!

To access Year 2’s home learning page please follow the link to the Padlet, which has been sent out to you via text. New activities will be updated on the Padlet daily.  You can submit your work by uploading it onto the Padlet or by emailing me Miss Housley-Stott.

We are always here to help so email us with questions, queries and any issues that may occur, we will try our best to help or we will point you in the right direction.

Mathematics

In Maths, we will continue to use the White Rose schemes of learning and to look at Multiplication and Division for most of the half term before moving on to Statistics at the end of the term.

English

In English, we will be doing lots of setting descriptions through our class book “Man on the Moon (A Day in the Life of Bob” by Simon Bartram. We will them move on to writing Information Reports about Space. 

Read, Write, Inc.

We will continue to use the Read Write Inc. scheme for our daily phonics.  Miss Housley-Stott will run a daily Zoom meetings at 10a.m. for your Speed Sounds lesson and then use the video links on the Padlet to do your longer words lessons.

 

Science

In Science, we will be discovering and researching common varieties of animals.  We will be looking at scientific vocabulary including, carnivore, omnivore and herbivore and then will move on to look at the human body.

 

Topic

Our topic work, this term is heavily based around Design and Technology and using your minds creatively. In our History lessons, we will also be finding about the first man on the moon and the events of the moon landing.

 

Thank you for your continued support.  We are always here if you need us.

Miss Housley-Stott, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Webster

 

Hello to all parents and children and welcome to Year 2.

It has been really nice getting to know your children over the past couple of weeks.  I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you better over the year.  

We start our first half term with a topic called “Street Detectives”, which is all about getting to know our local area and the changes and development of Spalding over the years.  We will be delving into our local history and the geographical changes in the area.

Phonics Support

Please click on the YouTube links below for support:

How to say sounds:

 
Understanding Phonics:
 
 
The Phonics Screening Check:
 
 
Reading the stretchy words with your child:
 
 
Reading the bouncy sounds with your child:
 

 

Maths

In Maths we follow the White Rose schemes of work which will see us build on our knowledge and development of skills from where we left off in Year 1.  We will start this half term with a unit on Place Value, looking at and discovering the values of numbers up to 100.  We will then move on to developing our skills and knowledge of methods of addition and subtraction, working with two digit numbers up to and past 100.  The whole time we will be working on our fluency and building on our ability to explain and reason whilst solving a variation of problems.  

English

In English we will be following the Talk for Writing approach. This means that we will practice speaking what we want to say before we begin to write. We will also be using actions to help us remember what we want to write about. In the first part of the term we will be exploring and writing alternative versions of Traditional Tales, whilst building on our vocabulary and phonics skills.  We will be working hard on our handwriting, reading and spellings along side our usual English sessions

We will also be continuing with our Read Write Inc programme each day to practice our letter sounds. 

PE day is Friday – Please come in your PE kit for the whole day. 

We are lucky to have a few adults working within Year 2 throughout different times of the week.  We have myself Miss Housley-Stott who will be working full time across the week, Mrs Bailey who will be working within the classroom from Tuesday-Friday and Mrs Webster who will be joining us in class on a Monday and Tuesday.  We are all very friendly and approachable so please come and have a chat or raise any worries and concerns with any member of the team we are all happy to help with all problems, big or small.  We look forward to working with you over the coming academic year.  

Miss Housley-Stott