Welcome to Year 2

2B                                                                      2Y

Teacher – Mrs J Dews                                       Teacher - Miss S Lewsley

Teaching Assistant – Miss J Saddow                Teaching Assistants - Miss D Charalambous/

                                                                                                             Miss H West

Learning Support Assistant - Mr A Roberts      

Important days

  • Homework books will be given out on Friday and must be returned by Wednesday. If your child needs help with their homework, please speak with their class teacher before the return day.
  • Indoor PE is on Tuesdays and outdoor PE is on Friday for 2B and Monday for 2Y. Please ensure your child has shorts, t-shirt, trainers and something warm for outdoor PE such as a tracksuit.
  • We will be changing reading books every day. Please ensure that you have left a comment in the reading record each time your child reads at home. Aim to read with your child 3 times a week so they get lots of opportunity to practise skills learnt in class. Your child may be asked to read the same book again in order to improve fluency.

Topic

This half term we are continuing with our topic of Food, Glorious Food. We are now up to World War 2. We will be having a visitor in to talk to us about food and rationing during World War 2. This will end our history of food, and we will move on to where in the world our food comes from.

We will then be moving on to our next topic, ‘Clever Constructions’, which will continue into the spring term. We will be looking at how homes and buildings have changed across history, particularly focussing on buildings in our local area and local landmarks. We will be constructing our own castles, looking at how we could create our own drawbridge.

We will continue to study the art of Arcimboldo across the half term, completing the four seasons.

In science, we will be learning about uses for everyday materials. We will look at the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic and paper, for particular purposes. We will find out how we can change the shape of solid objects made from some materials by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching them.

 

English

In English, we will be writing non-chronologcial reports on where in the world our food comes from, linked to our geography work.

When we move on to our Clever Constructions topic, we will look at a traditional tale with a twist; The three little wolves and the big bad pig. We will write instructions on how to build a house for the three little wolves.

We will continue to learn about different sentence types. The different sentence types  we will look at are:

Statement – giving information; e.g. the dog is brown and beautiful.

Question – asking for information; e.g. why are you so sad?

Exclamation – showing extreme emotion and begins with ‘how’ or ‘what’ e.g. what a fluffy sheep that is!

Command – telling someone to do something e.g. wash your hands in the sink.

 

To learn more about the Y2 SATs click here.

Reading

Please see the attached document about supporting your child with reading:

Monday 10th July

In English, we looked at some of Brenda Williams's poems.
We thought that they rhymed really well and we talked about what we liked and disliked about them. 

 

In Topic, we found seaside resorts on a map of the UK and placed them on our own map.

 

Tuesday 11th July

In English, we highlighted seaside vocabulary to make a word bank so that we have lots of ideas when we write our own poems.

In Maths, we have been making board games to share with Year 1 next week. We used addition and subtraction up to 20 and we used halves and doubles.

We also used our knowledge of number, addition, subtraction and pattern to find out about 2 digit numbers.