Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Staff who work in Year 2

Mrs Bacon Mrs Oakes Mrs Craggs

You are able to receive regular updates about events and other important events and other important information on Class Dojo. We will also upload photographs of our class during their time in Year 2, so that you can see what we are getting up to in class. If you still need to sign up to this, please ask Mrs Bacon or Mrs Oakes for your unique code.

We have had a great start to the year so far and we all really enjoyed our trip to Chester Zoo! We would like to share some of the exciting things we have to come!

In English, we will cover Traditional Tales – learning the stories using sequencing, story maps, story language and role play. We will then move onto other forms of writing, such as poetry and non-fiction writing.

In Key stage 1, we have a big focus this year on handwriting. We have daily sessions to improve our letter formation.

Children are expected to read each night at home and the diaries get checked each day. Every child will be listened to at least once a week.

In Maths, we will be covering Number, including: place value, addition, subtraction and multiplication.  We are also excited as we are introducing TT Rockstars to help improve our times tables.  Can you become a Rock Hero?!

Homework will continue as it did previously in year 1. The children can choose a different activity from the list each week, ranging from art activities to practising their maths skills. Please sign the relevant part on the homework front sheet once each activity is completed. Homework books will be given to each child on a Friday, and must be completed and returned no later than Wednesday the following week please.

Some of the topics we will cover this year include, Location, Human and Physical Features and Local History. A Curriculum letter will be sent home at the beginning of each new term, with more detailed information regarding exactly what the children will be doing at school that term.

In Science this term we are looking at Animals. We will be classifying animals, looking at the needs of animals, their habitats and food chains.

In PE, we are covering Dance and Multi-Skills. In our Dance lessons, we will be using ‘Animals’ as a stimulus. In Multi-Skills, we will be practising throwing and catching, agility and co-ordination.

In Art we will be looking at creating pieces of work that include light and dark tones, as well as investigating more about colour.