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 summer term, we are enjoying the stories of Fantastic Mr Fox and The papaya that spoke! We will be retelling the story in our own words, creating character descriptions and writing letters. We are also learning to create information books.
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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: Living things and their habitats
We will find out about a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there. This will include a class trip to Conkers in June. Children will learn to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive, and apply this in a range of contexts. They will make observations of a local habitat and the creatures that live there, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them. We will also research a range of global habitats and how the living things that live there are suited to their environments. We will also watch and record caterpillars changing into butterflies.
We will be finding out about the development of travel and transport throughout history. Alongside consolidating the children's understanding of chronology through using timelines and making comparisons between old and new forms of transport, we will focus on early travel methods of the Vikings, through to the invention of cars, trains and aeroplanes. We will also focus on finding out about the life and work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Geography – Oceans and Seas
We will be learning about the geographical features of the seaside, both human and physical. Children will learn about seaside environments; finding out where they are located in the United Kingdom. Children will learn about the similarities and differences between seaside resorts and Loughborough, looking at how resorts have changed over time. We will also be locating some of the world’s oceans on maps. We will use our virtual reality headsets to explore deep below the surface!
The Great Fire of Loughborough
In the Autumn term we learnt about The Great Fire of London. We 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. 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!