Year 2 class page
Class Teacher: Mrs Zachariah and Miss Evans
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Vindhani
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.
The Totally-Pawsome Reading Gang also help us to understand and answer questions about what we have read.
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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: Inventors and Scientists
This term we will learn about famous scientists and inventors linked to the Year 2 science curriculum. We will find out about the work of doctors, and learn about Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman doctor in Britain. We will also find out about how germs are spread. Children will set up a small world to show the effects of water pollution, as discovered by Rachel Carson during her research on ocean habitats. Finally, we will learn about the development of wind turbines and how this invention is used to generate power.
History: Kings and Queens
In this Kings and Queens topic we will learn about the significant British monarchs in history, and the children will compare Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. We will think about the role of the monarchy and what we would do if we were King or Queen.
In this topic we will learn about the geography of Kenya through focusing on the main human and physical features of the country. Children will learn about the key geographical features of the country including Kenyan wildlife, landscapes and culture. Children will learn about the similarities and differences between Kenya and the UK.