Year 2

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. 

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