Curriculum Newsletter & Welcome Meeting
Dear Parents & Carers,
Please find our Year 2 curriculum newsletter attached below. This will give you an insight into what we are learning in class and how you can support your child throughout this half term. I have also added this term's RE newsletter.
Attached below are the slides for our 'Welcome to Year 2' meeting. Thank you to all of those who 'attended'. I hope you found it informative.
|Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter.pdf||[pdf 310KB]|
|RE Newsletter - Autumn 2020.pdf||[pdf 708KB]|
|SMA Welcome Meeting Year 2.pdf||[pdf 312KB]|
Friday 27th November
Happy Friday Year 2!
We have been really busy in class this week - we've started our new topic in English 'The Polar Express'. To celebrate this, we designed a set of pajamas that we would wear to the Polar Express!
We've been working hard on our money topic in maths. This week, we have been learning to add coins together, to make the same amount using different coins and learning how to find the total of amounts. Whew! In RE, we've thought about what 'prepare' means and the different ways in which we all prepare.
Finally, all of you have been working very hard trying to learn your Nativity lines. Keep practising over the weekend - we haven't got long until our final performance :)
On BugClub, I've set your a SPaG activity on Homophones to have a go at. I've also given you some phonic homework and some money problem solving to try. Good luck!
|Noun Hunt Activity.pdf||[pdf 131KB]|
Your child has been given their home spelling book. There is no need to bring this book back into school for the time being.
Please encourage your children to learn the words and try to put them into some sentences. It's important to practise which ever way suits your child best.
We will then test the children every Wednesday in their school spelling book. New words will be sent home weekly.
Your child has taken home a paper copy of their spellings - we have also attached a copy below.
Friday 20th November
Hello Year 2!
We've had another great week in class. In RE, we have been learning about Judaism and the celebration of Shabbat. We then used our 5 senses to describe what happens during Shabbat.
In English this week, we have been very busy writing our non-chronological reports all about penguins! I am very proud of all your writing this week. In Maths, we have been learning all about money! We've been learning about coins and notes and how to add pounds and pence together. See if you can practise this at home.
On Friday afternoon, we read the story 'Have you filled a bucket today?' It is such a wonderful book. We talked about how we can be 'bucket fillers' and not 'bucket dippers'. How can you be a bucket filler at home and school?
For homework this weekend, I would like you to research an animal that lives in the Arctic or Antarctica. We will then use this information to write an informative poster all about this animal.
You can choose from:
- A polar bear;
- An arctic fox;
- A husky.
Don’t forget to keep practising your Nativity lines – I can’t wait to hear you after the weekend! You've also been given a paper copy of your maths and english homework this week.
See you on Monday,
Friday 13th November 2020
Hi Year 2!
What a busy week we have had. In RE, we finished our 'Baptism' topic - you are all so knowledgeable! In Maths, we have been focusing on taking away 2 digit numbers from 2 digit numbers. Don't forget to look for those sneaky tens in your homework this week :)
In English, we have been learning all about non-fiction and fiction. We have written our own captions and classified texts. We have also been revising our phonic Phase 5 sounds - why don't you practise reading some of those words here: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/dragons-den
We've also been extremely busy learning all about Artic animals! Can you impress your parents with some animal facts?
This week, I've given you subtraction homework, some phonic sounds and SPaG on the past tense. If you go onto Cracking Comprehension, I've also given you a non-fiction text to have a go at.
Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you on Monday,
Miss Percival :)
Friday 6th November 2020
Happy weekend Year 2!
What a busy first week back we've had. This week, something very strange happened in Class F... we were visited by a very surprising animal! We had to use our inference skills to try and work out who it was that came to visit. Don't forget to tell your parents and carers all about it!
In Maths this week, we've been concentrating on adding 2 numbers together, crossing 10. We need to find the secret 10! We've also been looking at different polar regions in Science and developing our understanding of the role of Godparents in Baptism.
This weekend, I've given you a paper copy of your homework. This week, you've also recieved log ins for Wonde and Sumdog. Have a go at logging in - I've already rewarded some of you with some gold coins on Sumdog!
Have a wonderful weekend :)
Friday 23rd October
Happy Friday Year 2! This Friday is extra special because it's now half term! I want to say how proud I am of you all. You are all trying your best and impressing me everyday with how much you are learning. A big well done to you and your adults!
Even though it's the last week of Autumn 1, we have achieved so much! In maths, we've been practising counting in 10's from any number. For example, 7, 17, 27, 37 e.t.c. We have then been adding and subtracting two digit numbers by drawing tens and ones. Can you have a go at 60 + 23?
In English, we have been identifying rhyme, planned a winter poem and then used this to write our own winter poem! We've also role played a Baptism and learnt about the signs and symbols used in a Baptism. On top of all of that, we completed our leaf experiment in science and have been practising our comprehension skills in Book Talk this week. WOW!!
This week, I have given you a English homework all about compound words. I've also given you a maths sheet to practise adding multiples of 10.
Below, there is also an extension attached for both activities if you would like some extra practise!
Exciting news: Today, your child has taken home a login for cracking comprehension. This is a programme we use in class and we love it! I have set you each a practise quiz to do over half term. Parents/Carers - please don't forget to take a photo of your child's login in case you lose it!
Have a wonderful half term - remember to stay safe and enjoy yourself.
|Adding 10 to 2 Digit Numbers.pdf||[pdf 37KB]|
|Compound Words Wordsearch.pdf||[pdf 2MB]|
Friday 16th October
Happy weekend Year 2! We've had a really busy week. We've been learning lots of different things in English this week - expanded noun phrases, alliteration and lots of new vocabulary!
In maths, we've been using our number bonds to 20 to find related facts to 100. We've also been learning about fact families and how to use the inverse. We've also retold the story of Jesus and the children and learnt all about Ruby Bridges. Phew!
This week, I've given you some maths and english homework as a hard copy. Try to read the words out loud by yourself. Remember to spot your digraphs and trigraphs as this really helps us when we read. Don't forget to keep learning your spelling words - it is making such a different to your writing!
If you would like an extra homework challenge this weekend October is the start of Black History Month. Miss Good has organised a writing competition to celebrate. To take part you will need to write an 150-200 word review of your favourite book by a Black author OR a piece of fabulous writing answering this question: “Who is your favourite Black author and why?” The winning entry will be given a bundle of books by Black authors for our school. Good luck! This can be emailed to the office if you'd like to take part.
I hope you have a lovely weekend and I will see you on Monday, ready for a new week of learning!
Friday 9th October
Happy Friday Year 2! I hope you've had a wonderful week - I know I have been a very proud teacher this week :)
We've learnt so much this week - we've been revising our number bonds to 20, learning what compound words are, thought about how we can do one nice thing for someone else and we've made some fantastic autumn art! If that wasn't enough, you ran a mini marathon in PE! Wow :)
Mental Health Day:
On Thursday, Mrs Waine led an assembly based on Mental Health Day. We looked at all the ways we can look after our mental health. Mrs Waine would like children to do one nice thing for someone else this week. She would also love to see one thing that would help them feel calm and ready to learn. You could send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org of your child's activities.
We have been revising our bonds to 20. Have a go at playing this game and see how fast you can hit the button! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
In English, we have been trying to spot our digraphs and trigraphs before we read a word. Have a go at 'Trash or Treasure' https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/buried-treasure - we love playing this game in class!
We've also been saying the Rosary in class each day and reflecting on the different parts of Mary's life. Download the booklet below all about the Joyful Mysteries. Can you read each story and colour in the pictures?
|Joyful Mysteries.pdf||[pdf 4MB]|
Friday 2nd October
Wow Year 2 - I just wanted to say how proud of you I am this week. You have all worked really hard and you all were fantastic performing our poem 'It's raining hearts' to the whole school during our special poetry assembly :)
I'd like you to have a go at the 'Toast' comprehension posted below. Try to read it aloud by yourself - don't forget to spot your digraphs and trigraphs! If you have a printer, you could print it and write the answers on the sheet. If not, you could use a homework book. Don't forget to use your beautiful handwriting!
In maths, we have been revising counting in 2's. 5's and 10's. Have a go at the worksheet below or try counting aloud forwards and backwards in multiples. Good luck!
Reminder from Mrs Hough:
This year you are able to purchase books online from the scholastic website. Scholastic Book Club offer hundreds of children’s books at fantastic discounts. From beloved classics to the latest bestsellers, there are books to get every child excited about reading.
Please use this link: http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/st-mary-of-the-angels-rc to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards.
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Please place your order online by October 9th, 2020 for it to be delivered to school.
Happy Shopping :)
|Counting in 2's, 5's & 10's.pdf||[pdf 267KB]|
Friday 25th September
Wow Year 2! What a busy week we've had. I am so very proud of all your hard work :)
In English, we have been enjoying writing parts of our 'After the Fall' stories. In Maths, we've been partitioning tens and ones in different ways and in Science we went on a weather walk! And that's just a tiny bit of what we've been doing!
Mrs Hough also led a special assembly about National Poetry Day. To prepare for our assembly, I'd like you to learn the attached poem below. Try to use lots of expression in your voice to get ready for our performance!
Don't forget to go on BugClub and Mathletics as well. Some of you have been getting Mathletic certificates. There are also lots of fun games for you to play on BugClub. Have a go at trying the quizzes after you have finished reading your book.
Finally - keep practising your spelling words! We've been working really hard on our handwriting in class - see if you can impress your adult at home :)
Have a great weekend Year 2!
|It's Raining Hearts.pdf||[pdf 257KB]|