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 S. Hall
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 Coastline, where we will be learning all about the human and physical features of the UK coastline, the RNLI and how to stay safe on the beach. 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 Coastline.
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.
Summer Work Outline
Wednesday p.m. Ball Skills - Outdoor with Mr Hardwick
Friday p.m. Athletics - Outdoor 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 adventure stories based on the book Peter Pan and creating a non-chronological report based on pirates. Also, at the end of term, we will be learning about poems with humour.
This term, we will be focussing on time, addition and subtraction, measures including length, mass, capacity and temperature.
In Science, we will be learning all about Plants and Animals including Humans. The children will have the chance to carry out several investigations including How does a seed/bulb change after planting? What do plants need to stay healthy? Why should we exercise?
Our topic for this term is Coastline and the children will be focussing on their Geography skills, including using maps, globes and atlases; identifying world seas and oceans; human and physical features; locational language; compass directions; physical processes - erosion; changes over time and tourism. They will also learn about jobs in the past and Captain James Cooke.
Our Design Technology topic will be carried out later in the term and is called Beach Hut. The children will design, create and evaluate a beach hut.
Using Purple Mash, the children will learn about questioning, effective searching, making music, creating pictures and presenting ideas.
Using Charanga, the children will be learning the Friendship Song and Reflect, Rewind and Replay.
The children will focus on specific topics including physical health and mental wellbeing, growing and changing and keeping safe.
This half term, the children will be learning about Sikhism; sacred books and how to care for others and the world.