Welcome to Year 2
Nurturing bright futures
Meet The Team
2P Class teacher - Mrs L. Saunders
2P Teaching Assistant - Mrs V. Patterson
2G Class Teacher - Miss H. Wood
2G Teaching Assistant - Mrs K. Harvey
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. 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 set on our Seesaw learning platform on a Friday and expected to be handed in on the following Friday.
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. Children will be rewarded through our Reading Rockets incentive every time they read at home.
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.
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
2P - Mondays and Thursdays
2G - Mondays and Thursdays
P.E. kit will be required, which should include suitable shorts and t-shirt and an outdoor kit. 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.
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 The Owl who was afraid of the dark and a diary of The Great Fire of London which we will use to support our story writing, diary writing and report writing.
This term, we will be focussing on place value within 100 and securing our addition and subtraction skills.
In Science, we will be learning all about Materials and Great Scientists. Investigations include testing waterproof materials and how materials can be changed.
Our topic for this term is "British Isles" and the children will be focussing on their geographical skills, including using a variety of maps and atlases; identifying the names of countries, oceans and cities within the UK; looking at the human and physical features of the UK; identifying the types of weather here and comparing it to other countries. We will also explore the meaning behind flags and explore the origins of The Union Flag.
Our Art topic will be covered in the second half of the term, where we will be focusing on Portraits, learning how to create poses and recreate them using sketching, digital and painting technique.
Using Purple Mash, the children will learn about creating and debugging algorithms using code.
Using Charanga, the children will be learning 'Hands, Feet and Heart' and focusing on the pop genre of music. This will include learning key skills in recorder and glockenspiel playing.
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 considering the question 'Who is a Muslim, and what do they believe? .