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 Magnificent Monarchs, where we will be learning all about the Kings and Queens that have reigned from the Anglo-Saxon times right up to today. 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.
Additional Spelling and Maths work will be sent home weekly.
Topic home learning is set termly and we would love to see as many tasks completed from the Home Learning Ideas workbook as possible. This term our topic is Magnificent Monarchs, monarchs and royal residences.
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.
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.
Autumn Work Outline
Monday a.m. Ball Games - Outdoor with Mr Hardwick
Wednesday p.m. Dance - Indoor with Mrs Caputo
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 doing a significant author study by looking at the book The Owl Who is Afraid of the Dark and creating an explanation text, which will be based on Until I Met Dudley.
This half term, we will be focussing on place value and addition and subtraction.
In Science, we will be learning all about materials and their properties. The children will have the chance to carry out several investigations including Which material is best for a door mat, to mop up a spill in the kitchen and to make a raincoat?
Our topic for this term is Magnificent Monarchs and the children will be focussing on their History and Geography skills, including locating royal residences; historical vocabulary and periods; timelines; power and rule; historical artefacts; significant people including Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II; the Bayeux tapestry; feudal system; actions and impact and historical models.
Our art topic will be carried out later in the term and is called Poses and Portraits. The children will look at portraiture, Royal portraits, sketching and digital artwork.
Using Purple Mash, the children will learn all about coding.
Using Charanga, the children will be learning all about Hands, Feet and Heart and the recorder.
The children will focus on specific topics including families and friendships, safe relationships and respecting ourselves and others.
This half term, the children will be learning about Muslims and their beliefs; Sikhs and how they live and Hindus and how they live.