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Welcome to Year 2

WELCOME TO YEAR 2!

 

Hello and welcome to our Year 2 class page.

Your teachers  are: 

Mrs Martindale (Key Stage 1 lead) and Mrs Bristowe.

Miss Sharpe (2M Wednesday) and Miss Baig (2B Friday will also lead the class at times. laugh

heart Miss McGrath and Mrs Holt are also here to help. heart

 

Keep in touch as much as possible via CLASS DOJO 

and follow us on Twitter:

@StLukesYear2M

@StLukesYear2B

 

 

 

 

smiley USEFUL INFORMATION smiley

 

PE

PE for Year 2 will be on a WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

All children can now come into school on this day in their full PE kit. This will be a plain white t-shirt, black bottoms and suitable footwear.

 

WATER BOTTLES

Children can continue to bring in their own water bottle, filled with WATER, that will remain on their desk all day for easy access when needed. PLEASE remind your child to bring home their bottle daily for washing and refilling yes 

 

SPELLINGS

We will be providing the children with a list of words on a Friday in their home spelling book. Please encourage them to practice these and then return them to school on a Friday ready for their test! These spellings will be linked to the Phonics curriculum as well as spellings that will help with their daily writing. We will be celebrating those children who beat their score each week!

 

 

 

READING BOOKS

All children will be bringing home a phonetically decodable book each week on a Friday. These books match the level the children are reading at and should be read with parental support. Children will also be bringing home a reading for pleasure book that the child has chosen to share happily with someone in your household smiley PLEASE ensure all books are returned by Thursday the following week. PLEASE take the time to read with your child every week at home and sign their reading record AT LEAST 3 times a week. This will be monitored by the teachers and dojo's will be awarded.

We love reading at St Luke's and our classroom is over flowing with so many wonderful books including fiction and non fiction. What ever you like to read, here in school we will have something for you!

It is so important to continue this love of reading at home. This could be on your own, with a friend or with a family member. Spending 30 minutes a day reading will really help to improve your reading skills and your vocabulary.

HOMEWORK

Homework will be being provided each week on a Friday. This will be in paper form for your child to complete.

PLEASE make sure this is completed over the weekend in your homework book.

There are additional activities that you can complete at home over the half term for extra DOJO POINTS! 

SPRING 1 Homework map

Our homework policy:

What are we learning?

 

Want to see what you will be learning in Year 2? Have a look at the curriculum maps below which show the curriculum content and topics for each half term. They include the key topics, vocabulary and knowledge for each subject. You can also find key texts studied.

 

If you would like to look at the curriculum in more detail, head over to our curriculum page on the website. Click here to go there now.

CURRICULUM

 

Please find some curriculum information below. We hope this will help with conversations at home around the children's learning. 

 

MATHS

In Maths this half term we will be focusing on MONEY. This includes recognising all the British coins and notes and being able to order them accuratly. We will be using different coins to make a certain amount, adding coins and amounts together as well as providing the correct amount of change.

Throughout we are continuing to learn the 2, 5 and 10 X times tables throughout the year smiley

These TopMarks games can help with their Maths fluency at home. They are free and good fun!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/money

 

LITERACY

This half term we will be continuing to focus lots on our handwriting and the presentation of our work. Our text this half term is 'THE BEAR AND THE PIANO' where we will be writing predictions, descriptions and retelling the story. We will also be looking at 'POEMS ABOUT ANIMALS' and creating our own animal riddles to share with others around school.

 

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield I Read Aloud I Books for kids about music

To buy The Piano and the Bear: https://amzn.to/3kAsrmS To buy The Piano, the Bear, the Dog and the Fiddle: https://amzn.to/3hN0NBf To buy The Piano, the Bear and Little Bear's concert: https://amzn.to/3aZ4b9w Please visit David Litchfield's official website: https://www.davidlitchfieldillustration.com For more children's book by Frances Lincoln Children's Books https://www.quartoknows.com/Quarto-Kids/?lists= The Piano and the Bear by David Litchfield 32 pages, Frances Lincoln Children's Books ISBN: 9780007586776 Graphic design adaptation: Turn Left http://www.turnleftprod.com/home.html Music: Nocturne No.

SCIENCE

In Science, we are learning about 'ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS'. We will be looking at the offspring of different animals and what animals need daily in order to survive. We will also be looking into and learning about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise.

GEOGRAPHY

This half term during our Geography lessons we are learning about the 7 CONTINENTS AND 5 OCEANS of the world. We will start using an Atlas to look at maps and compare different continents. 

 

 

RE 

In Religious Education this half term our big question is 'What makes some places sacred to believers?'. We will be looking at different places of worship and thinking about people do in these places. We will be particularly looking at Churches and Mosques and have a little trip to a Church planned to further our understandings.

Always here to help!

If one of our pupils ever has a worry in school, they know that they can speak to one of the adults in their classroom or one of the designated safeguarding leaders (DSLs). The DSLs have their photographs displayed on posters all around school, including in the classroom.

A helpful guide of how to upload work onto class dojo:

Choose a reading book from home!

Useful Websites:

 

Please use the links below to access our FAVOURITE websites that we use in class. Log in details are sent out in book bags. Please try and access these websites as much as you can!!

 

Let's Get Fit | Count to 100 | Count to 100 Song | Counting to 100 | Jack Hartmann

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