Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

Creating a community with open hearts and open minds

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YEAR 2 CHILDREN WILL TAKE THE STATUTORY ASSESSMENT TESTS (SATS) DURING MAY 2021. SO IT IS VITAL THAT ALL CHILDREN ATTEND SCHOOL THIS MONTH, UNLESS UNWELL. 

Welcome to Year 2

 

Mrs Thompson (Class Teacher) and Miss Price (Trainee Teacher) look forward to working with you.  

Miss Bradshaw will also teach the children on a Tuesday afternoon. 

Please see see any of the Year 2 team with any questions you may have. We are always happy to help.

Inside the Year 2 classroom

Themes

Our themes this year are:

Term 1: A Spoon Full of Sugar

Here are some knowledge organisers to support your child with their themed learning.

Geography - Locational Knowledge

Science - Living things and their Habitats

History - How women changed history.

Term 2: Tell me a Story

Geography - Geographical skills and fieldwork

Science - Living things and their habitats

Term 3: Trouble on the Titanic

Term 4 and 5: Let's Grow

 Term 6:  Ocean Explorers

Click on the current Term to view the Theme Plan or visit the Our Curriculum Page on the website. 

If you would like to see Year 2's long term plan please click on the link below:

Year 2 long term plan

 Year 2 - Useful information

Homework
Homework will consist of weekly spellings, multiplication facts and reading. 
Spellings
Here are the weekly spellings for your child to learn at home.  Please see if they can spell the year 1 words first, then move onto the year 2 words.  If they can already spell all these words, you could ask them to write the words in a sentence.  There are also vocabulary lists on the knowledge organisers in the theme section that they could try too.  We will test the children on their year 2 words once a week.  

PE kits (including suitable footwear) need to be worn on the day that your child has PE. During term 1, children will have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday. This term we will be learning how to play tri-golf with MSP and hockey skills with Hurricane Hockey.

We always encourage the children to drink plenty of water throughout the day, please can you make sure your child has a named water bottle in school. 

 

Reading
Reading

At the moment, we will not be sending reading books home.  So there is no need to send your child's book bags to school.   The children will be listened to read by Mrs Thompson and Miss Price during our focused reading sessions.  To compliment what we do in school, we ask that you try and listen to your children read at least 3 times a week.  Please see below the links for the recommended reading lists for year 1 and 2.  

Click here for the recommended reading list for Year 1.

Click here for the recommended reading list for Year 2.

Please find below a list of websites that can help you support your child's reading:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/      This is a fantastic website for online levelled e-books. You need to subscribe but this is a free website. For example, if your child is on ‘green’ level books, you will find a number of books appropriate for your child’s reading level.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  Games and activities to support phonics teaching and learning .

 

Please click on the link below to see the spellings that have been sent home for your child to learn this year.  There is also a guide for ideas about how to support your child with their spellings.  

Click here for the list of common exception words your child should know how to spell by the end of Year 2.

Help your child with their spellings.

 Year 1 spelling list

By the end of Year 2, children should be able recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.  We ask that you practise these weekly with your child.

Here is a guide to help support your child learning about time and money.

There are some fantastic websites that can help you support your child's learning listed below.

https://mathsbot.com/    This is a fantastic website for activities and resources to support Maths. In the manipulatives section, children are able to move around images on the screen to support Maths. For example, they have moveable numicon pieces, base 10 equipment and coins.

https://www.mathplayground.com/     This is perfect for Maths online games.

https://pages.sumdog.com/     This site provides fun games to help your child to become fluent in Maths.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

www.twinkl.co.uk   You will find lots of arithmetic and reasoning activities to support with the Year 2 Maths curriculum.

 

Handwriting

In Year 1, the children  were introduced to a new handwriting scheme in order to improve standards of handwriting across the school and also to make joining letters easier for children. We will continue using cursive script in year 2 which involves a lead in to each letter. This can make it easier for children because they know that all letters start on the line. We have included all of the cursive script below so that you can help your child should the want to practise at home.

 

Please find below details of other useful websites  that you can access for other areas of the Year 2 curriculum.  We hope these will keep your children entertained and be familiar to them. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/bedtime-stories

www.twinkl.co.uk  This is a subscription based website but they are allowing everyone free access for a month due to the corona virus. There are hundreds of printable and online resources to support all aspects of teaching and learning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw  These are easy too follow active learning videos covering a range of topics.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround.  Keep up to date with what is going on around the world.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/easter/easterstory.aspx  

Star of the Week and Pride of the week 

Our Star of the Week and Pride of the week are two important awards that we give out each week! Each week we look for something different for the Pride of the week which we decide as a class and the star of the week is for a stand-out super star of the week! I know everyone is working hard to win these prestigious awards!

Well done everyone!

Year 2 Residential to Rand Farm Park

Our Year 2 residential to Rand Farm Park is scheduled for March 2021.  This will be a 2 day experience with an overnight stay.  The children will be learning about animals as part of their Science curriculum and this adventure will give them lots of practical learning and hands on experience of this. More details coming soon.

Programme of events from the 2020 trip

Kit List