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 our topic is Famous People. We will be focusing particularly on Christopher Columbus and Mary Seacole. In history, we will learn about Christopher Columbus and his ‘discovery’ of America, and what impact this had. Our geography work will link to this, looking at the continents and oceans of the world, using maps to identify and name them.

In art we will be looking at the work of Banksy – a famous graffiti artist, whose identity is kept secret! We will be using ideas taken from his work to create our own art work.

 

English

In English, we will be writing biographies about Christopher Columbus and Mary Seacole. We will learn about their lives, and the impact they had on the world, and use this to create our biographies.

We will also write a recount of our own ‘exploration’, thinking about where in the world we might want to go and how we might get there.

  

Maths

In maths, we will be looking at time. We all need to be able to tell the time to five minutes by the end of the year, using an analogue clock face. We also need to know

how many minutes there are in

an hour and how many hours in a day.

Continuing our learning from last half term, we will be doing lots of problem solving using our learning from throughout the year.

 

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.