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Loughborough Church of England

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Year 2

Summer term newsletter

Year 2 class page   

Summer 2022

 

Class Teacher: Mrs Zachariah (Monday - Thursday) and Mrs Ferey (Friday)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs South and Miss Wing

 

 

We have PE every TUESDAY!  Please make sure you have your PE kit in school, long hair tied back and any earrings removed.

 

Home learning activities are now posted to the class dojo page.

https://www.classdojo.com/

 

Literacy:

 

Literacy:

 

Throughout the summer term, we are enjoying the story of The papaya That Spoke!  We will be retelling the story in our own words, creating character descriptions and writing letters. 

 

In year 2 …

  • children will begin to learn how two words can be put together to create a new word, e.g play + ground = playground or foot + ball = football, these are known as compound words.
  • children will be encouraged to use more adverbs (describe the verb), by adding the suffix ‘ly’ to certain words, e.g slow-ly, quick-ly, patient-ly.
  • children learn different ways of joining ideas together to make longer, more detailed sentences using words such as when, if, because, or, and, but.
  • children will work on changing tenses and writing in a specific tense and consistent use of punctuation.

 

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) 

 

In year 2 …

  • children’s knowledge of graphemes (written form of sounds) will be building and they will be using these to spell words, e.g n-igh-t, sh-o-p-p-i-ng or ch-a-m-p.
  • trickier words known as homophones will be taught in order for children to be aware that words can sound the same but have different spelling, e.g see and sea, weather and whether.
  • children learn to spell contracted words (shortened forms) such as ‘we’ve’, ‘they’ll’, ’they’ve’
  • children might be taught how to use the possessive apostrophe e.g the boy’s hat (the hat belonging to the boy)
  • children learn to use suffixes, such as: –ness, -ful, -ment, -ly and –less.

 

Throughout the year we will be focusing on improving our handwriting. 

Reading:

 

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!

Each child has a bookmark in their book bag.  This bookmark has many questions on it that the children can try to answer each time they read a new book.

 

 

The Totally-Pawsome Reading Gang also help us to understand and answer questions about what we have read.

 

                                     

 

 

                                

 

                    

                    

 

In year 2 …

 

  • children will listen to, discuss and give their own thoughts and opinions on a range of books including stories, non-fiction text and a wide range of poetry at a level beyond their own reading ability.
  • children will be asked to check that their reading makes sense, make predictions about the type of book they are reading or the characters within it, answer and ask questions about their reading and make inferences. Inference involves using the clues in the story or picture to make a good guess. It involves figuring something out which isn’t fully explained and draws on a child’s existing knowledge of the world.
  • children will sequence events within a book and retell traditional and fairy stories with more detail.
  • children will use the structure of different non-fiction texts such as non-chronological reports and instructional texts to help them to use the correct structure in their own writing.

Maths:

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 learning to tell the time as well as measure length, capacity and mass.  Please see class dojo for information about how to support your child at home.

 

Things to practice at home:

  • Recognising odd and even numbers
  • Doubling numbers to 10.
  • Halving all even numbers to 20.
  • Knowing all addition pairs of numbers to go (7 + 13 = 20) and related subtraction fact (20 – 13 = 7)
  • 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less than any 2 digit number.
  • Counting forward from 0 in jumps of 1, 2, 5 or 10.
  • Naming and describing common 2D and 3D shapes
  • Adding or subtracting a single digit number from any 2 digit number.

 

 

Topic

We launched a new topic curriculum in the last academic year meaning that all of our topics are 'new'. (We are following a two-year program in KS1) During the Summer Term, our topic is Time Travellers.  Each topic has a parent/carer information letter that includes information about what will be taught within the topic.  These will be added to Class Dojo (and can be found at the top of this page).

Sites to try at home
 
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