Welcome to Year 2
Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Clements and Mrs Wheeler warmly welcome you to Year 2 and to our class page. We have an exciting, fun and busy year ahead of us with lots of learning to do! This is an important stage of primary school and the last year in KS1 and although we have a packed curriculum we’ll make sure it’s a wonderful experience for everyone 🙂
On this page you can find lots of useful information to help you find out what’s happening in school along with links to useful websites, homework and curriculum information.
We will also update the page regularly with little snippets of what we are getting up to in some of our lessons so keep checking in on here and over on our Year 2 page under the ‘News and Events’ tab.
Curriculum Overview for Autumn Term 2020
Children have been given a spelling booklet for the first half of the Autumn term. The booklets are one way that your child can practise their spellings. Using the booklets, children should practise their spellings using the process of Look, Cover, Write, Check. These booklets do not need to be returned to school.
Alternatively, your child may prefer to play on-line spelling games on Spelling Shed. Your child’s spellings will be added to Spelling Shed each week. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings using their preferred method.
The weekly spelling test will take place every Monday morning. Accurate spelling is an important part of the process of your child learning to write and so children MUST practise each week. Spelling test results will be sent home at the end of each half term, however if I have any concerns I will contact parents directly.
Reading day is a Wednesday and reading books will be changed at this time. Children are encouraged to read at least one book each week but if they read their book by the weekend they can change it on a Monday also. Children should bring their reading book in every day as we will be starting to read and quiz in class during the afternoons.
Children will also be given maths homework each week in preparation for our mental maths quizzes.
Active Learn – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
SPaG.com – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Accelerated Reader – Reading
Active Learn – Maths
Times Table Rock Stars – Times Tables
Numbots – Number games (login is the same as Times Table Rock Stars)
My Maths – Mathematics
Espresso – Cross curricular videos and activities. (Username: student25022 Password: espresso)
real PE – At home programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together.
Games to help with English:
Games to help with Maths:
Duck Game – Counting in tens
Caterpillar Game – Ordering numbers
Help put Tom the zebra to bed – Ordering the days of the week
Days of the week – Match the days of the week
Colour the seasons – Create a seasonal picture
Measuring weight and capacity – Measuring games
Capacity – using the correct measure to fill a container
Symmetry – Symmetry Matching Game
Monkey Drive – Multiples of 2, 5 and 10
Using Money to add and subtract – Find out which toys you can buy, their cost and the change given
Carroll Diagrams – Sorting numbers using 1 or 2 criteria
Jump Start Jonny – Jump Start Jonny is helping families stay fit and healthy with his FREE workout videos! There are also mindfulness activities that help children stay calm and downloadable resources that keep children well occupied!
Super Movers – Fun curriculum linked resources to get children moving while they learn.
GoNoodle – GoNoodle gets children up and moving to fun, engaging content and games.