Welcome to Year 2

Beech Class

Class Teacher – Mrs S Price 

Class Teaching Assistant – Mrs I Kacirova and Ms J Gibbs

Class Governor – Mr Nicholas Hebson

 

Welcome carers, governors and children to the Beech Class page!

Happy New Year and we hope you have had a great break! Mrs Price is very excited to start the spring term.

In Year 2 we hope to spark the children’s natural curiosity and encourage them to take part in discussions and ask lots of questions. We do lots of hands-on learning and love to include lots of drama and music in our lessons. The children in Year 2 will have many opportunities to become brilliant problem solvers and really get stuck in to some interesting challenges.

We will continue to learn about some exciting topics this year. We will be starting with the questions “Why did the Titanic not finish its journey?’ We will use this question to look at significant events that are beyond our living memory and we will be asking our own questions about what happened on the titanic. We will also look at the journey it was supposed to make on a variety of maps and satellite pictures.

Maths

In maths we will continue to extend the children’s knowledge of number and place value. We want to increase the fluency with which they recall addition and subtraction facts and then apply this knowledge across a range of contexts. We will also be working on the children’s ability to solve problems and their mathematical reasoning. We will be using the CPA approach – Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract. In order to deepen mathematical understanding. This helps children to ‘master’ the concepts. After place value we will be looking at multiplication and division and we will use a number of methods to support out learning including the odd song to two!

English

 

During the start of the term we will be focusing on ‘A river’ by Marc Martin. We will be using this text to work on our setting descriptions. We will continue to look at noun phrases and extended noun phrases and circular stories. This will then lead onto letter writing.

The best way to help your child succeed and achieve their potential is by reading with them as often as possible, sharing stories and discussing books.

Phonics

The children will take part in daily phonics sessions. We will be continuing on our Read, Write Inc journey and the children will continue in the groups that they were put in before Christmas. They will be reassessed when needed and groups may change throughout the spring term. Please refer to the phonics page of the website for more information on how we teach phonics at The Oaks.

 

Science

In Science this term we are looking at the properties of materials and experimenting to see how and if we can change materials in any way. As scientists we need to devise our own questions and think of ways we could find out the answers. So if you get lots of questions at home, encourage your child to think how they might discover some answers.

Drama

We will work with Mrs Tudor on a Thursday every week for drama that relates to our English and topic work. Her work is wonderful in promoting deeper thinking about our learning and building confidence.

Homework & Reading

Homework consists of reading & number facts learning. Homework is given once a week but online maths and spellings can and should be done more often if you have access. If login details have been lost, Mrs Price is more than happy to give out a new set, just pop in and see her.

Please read with your child as much as possible. Reading books will be changed in school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children should have their reading book and reading record with them every day for 1:1 reading with a member of staff.

PE will be taught by Premier Sports but extra opportunities often arise so please make sure your child has their PE kit in school.

Thank you for visiting our class page and please do not hesitate to come in and arrange a meeting if you have any questions.

Mrs S Price

 

Useful websites for maths:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=telling+time

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

 

Useful websites to practise spellings:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling

https://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=11897

http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/suffix.htm

http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/demo/suffix.htm

 

Parent Handouts

Autumn Term 

Autumn Term Curriculum Overview

Meet the Teacher – Beech Class

Foxhowl Parent Presentation

Year 2 Science Knowledge Organiser – Materials

 

Spring Term 

Spring One Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Science Knowledge Organiser – Floating and Sinking