Year 2 class page
Class Teacher: Mrs Zachariah and Miss Evans
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Matthams
We have PE every TUESDAY and THURSDAY! Please make sure you have your PE kit in school, long hair tied back and any earrings removed.
Spellings – tested every Wednesday!
Homework – given on Thursday to be completed by following Wednesday.
Throughout the autumn term, we are enjoying the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. We will be retelling the story in our own words, taking part in a Cinderella ball and writing character descriptions. We are also learning to follow and write instructions by designing our own board games and baking delicious cakes.
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In our spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons, we have been learning to locate and use nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. We are also beginning to understand a use a variety of sentence types. (Statements, exclamations, questions and commands) Each week your child will have a list of spellings to learn, with a test on a Wednesday. Learning these spellings will really help to improve your child’s confidence when writing independently.
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Throughout the year we will be focusing on improving our handwriting. Click below to see an example of how we form letters using our handwriting scheme.
We love reading in Year 2! Mrs Zachariah loves books that will make her laugh or information books that can teach her new things. We have the opportunity to read every day at school, either individually or in a group. Remember … Fluency isn’t everything! Children must also understand what they are reading and what is being read to them!
Click below for a parent’s guide to reading with your child.
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Each morning we start with “Number of the day”. Each child has their own ‘number of day’ booklet and we choose a two digit number and then answer question about it, such as one more or how many tens.
This term we are focussing on understanding place value. Children are representing numbers using objects and pictures. Having a clear understanding of place value helps us to add and subtract as well as with multiplication and division.
Things to practice at home:
To see an overview of the topics for this year please click here.
Science: Uses of everyday materials
This term we are finding out about the properties and uses of a variety of different materials. Children will investigate how solids can change shape e.g by melting and also investigate the best material for a purpose, understanding that more than one material may be suitable. They will learn about developers of new materials and the products they have helped to create.
History: The Great Fire of London
We will be learning about the events of the Great Fire of London. We will be learning about what historical sources are useful in helping us to find out more about the Great Fire. We will also be creating some amazing artwork!
This term we have been learning about The Great Fire of London. We have found out about the fire by reading extracts from Samuel Pepys’ diary, as well as looking at paintings and pictures of London in 1666.
We wrote our own diary entries, imagining that we were alive during the great fire.
We all made a model of a house, based on drawings we had seen of houses in 1666. On Monday we took all our models out on to the playground for ‘The Great Fire of Loughborough’. The whole school came out to watch. A fire engine and firefighters were nearby to put out the fire. Once the fire was out we were able to look around the fire engine and even had a go at squirting the hose!