Welcome to Year 2
Nurturing bright futures
Meet The Team
2P Class teacher - Mrs L. Saunders
2P Teaching Assistant - Mrs S. Hall
2G Class Teacher - Miss S. Moon
2G Teaching Assistant - Miss S. Ridler
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 significant individuals in our world's past, present and future. 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 weekly. 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.
Reading Eggs is a great way for your child to continue improving their spelling, reading and comprehension skills. The levels allow children to read a variety of genres and each book has eight different activities to complete, ranging from dictionary work to answering comprehension questions.
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.
Summer Work Outline
2P - Mondays and Tuesdays (Tuesday SWIMMING)
2G - Mondays and Wednesdays (Wednesdays SWIMMING)
P.E. kit will be required, which should include suitable shorts and t-shirt. Please do not send in any jeans and please do ensure all kit is labelled. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed before arriving at school.
Swimming Kit - Swimming trunks / swimming costume (no bikini's please) and a towel will need to be in a clearly named bag.
We will be following the Read Write Inc phonics programme to support our spelling, writing and reading skills. We will have several key text focuses, including Stardust and the Biography of Amelia Earhart which we will use to support our story writing, diary writing and report writing.
This term, we will be focussing on 2D and 3D shape, Money and Multiplication and Division
In Science, we will be learning all about Habitats and Microhabitats. Key Investigations include investigating local habitats and exploring our school environment for signs of life.
Our topic for this term is Movers and Shakers and the children will be focussing on their History skills, including using timelines and historical sources of information; identifying the names of significant poeple throughout history; features of good or bad role models; identifying impact of key historical events and developing our understanding of chronology. We will also use our geographical skills to explore the location of significant landmarks.
Our Art topic will be covered in the second half of the term, where we will be focusing on Still Life, learning how to sketch the form of various objects and analyse the work of Leonardo DaVinci, Paul Cezanne and Picasso .
Using Purple Mash, the children will learn about spreadsheets, collecting data and keeping safe online. They will also learn how to present the data that they have collected.
Using Charanga, the children will be learning 'I wanna play in a band' and focusing on the rock genre of music. This will include learning key skills in recorder and glockenspiel playing.
The children will focus on specific topics including belonging to a community, keeping safe online and showing respect for others.
This half term, the children will be considering the question 'Who is a Hindu, and what do they believe? .