Acacias Community Primary School

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Welcome to Year 2

2B                                                              2Y

Teacher – Mrs J Dews/Mr D Malies(Fri)         Teacher - Miss S Lewsley

Teaching Assistant - Mrs McCormick             Teaching Assistant - Miss West                                                               

This is our Year 2 teaching and learning programme.

These are our half termly teaching and learning programmes. Click on the half term you want to view.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

 

Welcome to Year 2!

Each day, please bring the following to school:

  • A water bottle
  • Reading book issued by school

Bring PE kits in on a Monday and take it home on a Friday. Year 2 do PE on a Thursday and Friday.

Homework will be issued on a Friday and should be returned on a Wednesday. Each half term, a grid will be stuck into your child's book with a range of tasks. Your child should choose one task to do each week.

Spellings linked to the learning in school will be issued on a Friday. Please help your child to learn their given spellings at home before a test the following Friday. The spellings will be dictated into sentences in order to help your child to understand the meaning of the word and apply the spelling to a realistic context.

 

English

Over the year, we will learn about the following genres:

  • Letter writing
  • Non-chronological reports
  • Poetry
  • Simple narratives
  • Recounts

 

Maths

Over the year, we will cover the following units:

  • Numbers 10 - 100
  • Calculations within 20
  • Fluently add and subtract within 10
  • Addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers
  • Introduction to multiplication
  • Introduction to division
  • Shape
  • Money
  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Position and Direction
  • Measure - capacity, volume and mass 

Look out on ClassDojo class stories for vocabulary linked to these areas.

 

Topic

Our Topics this year will be:

  • Marvellous Millinery - We will learn about the geography and history of the hat making industry in Stockport. 
  • Fire! Fire! - We will learn about the Great Fire of London.
  • Friends and Family in Asia - We will learn about the geography of areas of Asia as well as some history of key groups.
  • Oh, we do like to be beside the Seaside - We will learn about the geography of British beaches as well as the history of seaside tourism in the UK.

Science 

Over the year, we will cover the following units:

  • Animals including Humans
  • Everyday materials
  • Living Things and their Habitats
  • Plants 

RE

Over the year, we will cover the following units:

  • Who is a Jewish person and what do they believe?
  • Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
  • Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

 

Reading

Your child has one book linked to the book band that they are currently able to access and one book to read for pleasure with an adult at home. Please read with your child as often as possible and read each banded book twice so that your child can practise their fluency.

Each time your child's book is changed, their name will be placed into a raffle to win a prize the end of a half term. The more your child reads, the more likely that they will win!

Here are 50 recommended books for Year 2.

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-2

 

Authors of the Month

Each month, the Year 2 classes will have a focus for their story time on the following authors. If you have any books at home from these authors, bring them in to share!

2B:

September – Dr. Seuss                          

October – Yangsook Choi

November – Dav Pilkey

December – Lauren Child

January – Roald Dahl

February – Sue Hardy-Dawson

March – Benji Davies

April – Caroline Binch

May – Michael Morpurgo

June – Cressida Cowell

July – Kate Pankhurst

 

2Y:

September – Yangsook Choi

October – Dr. Seuss

November – Lauren Child

December – Dav Pilkey

January – Sue Hardy-Dawson

February – Roald Dahl

March – Caroline Binch

April – Benji Davies

May – Kate Pankhurst

June – Michael Morpurgo

July – Cressida Cowell

 

Spelling

There are words which your child show know how to spell and use in their writing by the end of Year 2. These are called common exception words because they don't follow a spelling rule.

You should practise these as well as the spellings which are sent home each week.

These strategies will help your child to learn their spellings.
These strategies will help your child to learn their spellings.