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 Information:

Curriculum Overview for Autumn Term 2020

RE Parents Letter – Autumn 2020

 

Homework Information:

Spellings 

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.

Spelling Booklet for Autumn 1 (Group 1 – 12 spellings)

Spelling Booklet for Autumn 1 (Group 2 – 8 spellings)

Spelling Booklet for Autumn 1 (Group 3 – 3 spellings)

Reading

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.

Mental Maths

Children will also be given maths homework each week in preparation for our mental maths quizzes.

Useful Websites

English

Active Learn – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

SPaG.com – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Accelerated Reader – Reading

AR Book Find

Oxford Reading Buddy – Reading      (Parent Support)

Spelling Shed

Spellodrome

Maths

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.

Useful Links

Games to help with English:

Magic Key Adventures

Phonics Tracker

Games to help with Maths:

Number Fun

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

History:

Great Fire of London Game

Samuel Pepys – Magic Grandad

Florence Nightingale – Magic Grandad

Florence Nightingale – Video

Florence Nightingale – BBC Bitesize

Geography:

Ducksters website – Ancient China

PE:

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.