Year 2 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 2
Mrs. Stevenson and Mrs Rice-Birchall welcome you to Year 2.
Mrs. Stevenson will be teaching on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs. Rice-Birchall will be teaching on Thursday and Friday.
Mrs Chetwood is the class teaching assistant and Mrs McKee is the learning support assistant.
It is lovely to welcome the Year 2 children back for the Spring Term. We have an exciting curriculum planned, which you will find outlined below in the next few days, and in the Welcome Letter you will soon receive.
|The children really enjoyed meeting Noodles the greyhound in class. They thought of some super questions to ask Mrs Chetwood about how she cares for her pet. Noodles is an ex-racing dog and it was amazing to see how fast Noodles can run up on the school field. None of us knew that greyhounds can run up to 45 miles per hour! We were all so impressed by how well behaved, calm and friendly Noodles was. Thank you Mrs Chetwood for bringing her in to meet us.|
The children are continuing to learn their times tables in maths. We would like them to practise and learn the five times table off-by-heart for a little test next Thursday. We will ask them to recite the 5x table and write the answers to the 5x table. Attached is a sheet for them to complete first. This will help them with their learning. We will also be practising in school.
If they are still a bit unsure with the 2x table please could they also continue to practise that until they are confident with it.
Please continue to support your child to learn their weekly spellings and to hear them read daily. This really does benefit the children’s learning in school.
Homework is set each Friday and where necessary it should be returned by Wednesday. You will usually be able to find a copy of the homework on the website, although this is not always possible.
Learning in Religion for the Spring Term
Year 2 – The Good News
“Jesus is sent to preach good news to the poor. Jesus identifies himself with the poor of every kind and makes active love toward them the condition for entering his kingdom.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The children will learn that Jesus brought the good news of God’s love and that this changed people’s lives. They will learn that Jesus used his power to help others and reflect on the importance of these events.
They will reflect on how they can bring good news to their family and friends.
You could help your children by:
• highlighting opportunities when they can give thanks to God
• read stories about Jesus helping people, e.g. The feeding of the Five Thousand
Our topic this term is Home and Away. In Geography the children will be learning about the places they live, the United Kingdom and its place in the wider world. We will be studying life in Japan as a contrasting locality. At the end of the term, we will celebrate our learning by having a ‘Japanese Day’ in which the children will experience (Covid permitting!) visiting a Japanese restaurant. The children may dress up for this. I will send details out nearer the time, but please don’t feel that costumes have to be purchased.
English: In their English lessons the children will be writing recounts, character profiles, stories, poems, postcards and flow-charts. They will continue to learn how to construct and punctuate sentences and to be introduced to new sounds and spelling patterns. You can really help your child’s progress by continuing to help them learn their weekly spellings and listening to your child read. We appreciate listening to your child read every night is quite a task but it really does help them develop their reading skills. Alongside reading with them, discussing their reading material is equally important.
Below you will find an outline of what children will be learning in other subject areas.
Mathematics: Number: multiplication and division; statistics; geometry; properties of shapes; number: fractions. We will be teaching the children their 10x, 5x and 2x tables and we would like them to continue to practise these at home.
Science Topic: Animals Including Humans – the class will be:
- Learning that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
- Finding out about and describing the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). If we are lucky we might be having a doggie visitor in class very soon to help us learn about the particular needs of pets.
- Describing the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
History Topic: Children will study the life of Florence Nightingale and see how her work reformed hospitals and how she changed modern nursing.
Art & Design – Children will learn and develop their skills in design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation; making plate designs in the style of Clarice Cliff, exploring tone and texture through shading and using their pencils in different ways. They will develop their skills in weaving, sculpting and modelling clay and be experimenting with brush strokes in painting.
Computing: The children will be learning to code using the Purple Mash coding lessons.
PE: Wednesdays – Dance – indoors; Thursdays – multi-skills/games both indoors and outdoors. Children need their named P.E. kit in school on these days. Earrings should be removed before school.
We hope you find this information useful and that it enables you to discuss with your child what they have been doing at school.
Mrs Rice-Birchall Mrs Stevenson (Class Teachers)
Please take a look at the photos of the children's re-used objects now displayed in the gallery below.
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