Welcome to Year 2
Nurturing bright futures
Meet The Team
2P Class teacher - Mrs L. Saunders
2P Teaching Assistant - Miss S. Ridler
2G Class Teacher - Miss K. Weaver
2G Teaching Assistant - Mrs L. Nicholas
2P Email: 2P@pottersgreen.org.uk
2G Email: 2G@pottersgreen.org.uk
Hello and welcome to Year 2! We are really looking forward to continuing and sharing in your learning journey this year and have planned plenty of lessons to engage, excite and inspire your learning. Our topic this term is called Movers and Shakers, where we will be learning all about different explorers and activists including Neil Armstrong and Rosa Parks. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us on our class e-mails and we will be more than happy to support you.
Home learning will be given out on a Friday and expected to be handed in on the following Friday.
Topic home learning is set termly and we would love to see as many tasks completed from the Home Learning Ideas Sheet as possible. This term our topic is Movers and Shakers.
Spelling Shed is full of games, which are geared to encourage your child with spelling tricky and common exception words. Logins can be found in the front of your child's Reading Record book.
Reading Books will be changed once your child has finished reading their book. There is a box in each classroom for the children to put their book in. We would like to encourage children to change their book at least once a week to increase their reading fluency. Please can you ensure that you sign your child's Reading Record each time you hear them read.
Bug Club is a great way for your child to continue improving their reading and comprehension skills. The bands correspond with the book band that your child is on in school and completing the quizzes by clicking on the Bug's face on pages throughout the books will improve your child's comprehension skills further. Logins can be found in the front of you child's Reading Record book.
Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots is a great way for your child to practise their times tables and number skills. Logins can be found in the front of your child's Reading Record book.
Spring Work Outline
Wednesday p.m. Gymnastics - Indoor with Mr Hardwick
Friday p.m. Circuit Training - Indoor with Mr Hardwick
P.E. kit will be required, which should include jogging bottoms, jumper/hoodie, t-shirt and trainers. We recommend bringing a carrier bag too as trainers may get muddy and covered in grass.
We will be focussing on persuasive letters and familiar setting based on the book The Day the Crayons Quit and creating a set of instructions on How to Make a Bird Feeder. Also, at the end of term, we will be learning about poems with predictable language - limericks.
This term, we will be focussing on multiplication and division, statistics, geometry: properties of shape and fractions.
In Science, we will be learning all about habitats. The children will have the chance to carry out several investigations including Alive, Dead or Never Alive? Can you create a habitat?
Our topic for this term is Movers and Shakers and the children will be focussing on their History skills, including using historical models; exploring significance; studying a local historically significant person - Sir Frank Whittle; historical vocabulary; chronology and timelines; historically significant artists, activists, explorers, monarchs and scientists; facts and opinions; memorials; significant people including Captain James Cook, Christopher Columbus, Emmeline Pankhurst, Henry VIII, Martin Luther King Jnr, Mary Anning, Neil Armstrong, Rosa Parks and Vincent Van Gogh.
Our art topic will be carried out later in the term and is called Still Life. The children will look at still life, colour study and composition.
Using Purple Mash, the children will learn about spreadsheets, questioning, online safety and effective searching.
Using Charanga, the children will be learning all about I Wanna Play in a Band and Zootime.
The children will focus on specific topics including belonging to a community, media literacy and digital resilience and money and work.
This half term, the children will be learning about Jews and their beliefs and why Jewish people and Muslims celebrate special and sacred times.