Welcome to Year 2
Summer 2 2021
Welcome back to what will be your child’s final half term in Key Stage 1! We hope you have had a restful time with your family and your child is ready for their final learning journey in year 2. School starts on Monday 7th June and will be following the same arrangements as last half term. As always, the children will be reminded of our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty and they will continue to earn dojo points for good behaviour, attitudes and effort.
Staffing in Year 2 is:
Mrs May - Class Teacher
Mrs Ali - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Matadar - Special Support Assistant
Mrs Saleem - Special Support Assistant
Homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be completed and returned no later than the following Wednesday. Parental support at home is vital in helping your child to progress with their reading and complete their homework successfully. Don’t forget your child needs to complete the questions at the back of their reading book in their ‘Reading Comprehension Homework’ book. Please make sure they understand their book well before attempting these (they need to read it more than once to clearly understand it). Please encourage your child to find the answers in the text rather than guessing or trying to remember.
Please encourage your child to practise any spellings they find tricky. This includes the common exception words in the Home Learning star. They need to be able to spell these consistently by the end of year 2. The Home Learning star also includes the number bonds they should speedily know to be fluent in maths.
Look out for online homework too through Purple Mash, My Maths, Spag.com and TT Rockstars. You can find links to these websites in the Websites star.
PE this half term is still on Monday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has their earrings removed or covered by plasters from home on this day. The correct PE uniform must also be worn: Yellow PE shirt, black PE shorts or jogging bottoms and black pumps. We will be focusing on mastering the 10 fundamental movement skills: running, hopping, skipping, kicking, bouncing, underarm and overarm throwing and catching, rolling a ball and jumping for distance.
Our topic this half term is ‘Buckets and Spades’. Please support your child to learn the information from the knowledge organiser.
In English we will be looking at features of explanation texts and finding out about processes that happen at the seaside. Later, we will work towards writing our own seaside poem. We will continue to use the Talk 4 Writing approach of imitate, innovate and invent. Whole Class Reading will continue to take place every day. This gives extra phonics/spelling practice as well as learning new vocabulary and understanding a variety of texts. We will continue to look at spelling patterns and rules and develop our oracy skills through the Voice 21 project.
We will continue to practise the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 x tables so that we know these off by heart including the division facts within these. Remember, if you know your 2 times tables then you can use this to learn your 4 times tables. It would be beneficial for these to be practised at home or when you are out and about. This half term we will continue learning about fractions and then move on to learning about time and volume.
For science, we will be looking at ‘Chemistry: Materials’. This will involve identifying and comparing everyday materials to investigate how suitable they are for particular uses. These will include wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard. We will also be finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed.
During PSHE, we will be focusing on change and transition. This will support the children in getting ready for Key Stage 2. It includes thinking about themselves and managing their feelings, setting goals and recognising the choices they can make and how their behaviour can affect others.
As always, we hope your child has an amazing half term being the best that they can be.
From all the Year 2 team: Mrs May, Mrs Ali, Mrs Matadar, Mrs Saleem