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Welcome to Year 2

Nurturing bright futures 

 

Respect    Responsibility   Resilience 

 

‚ÄčMeet The Team

 

2P Class teacher - Mrs L. Saunders

2P Teaching Assistant - Mrs S. Hall

2G Class Teacher - Mr C. Whitty

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 Magnificent Monarchs, where we will be learning all about the Kings and Queens of England by studying  our royal 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

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 Magnificent Monarchs

 

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.

 

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

 

P.E.

Wednesday p.m. Dance - Indoor with Mrs Caputo

Tuesday a.m. Core Skills  - Indoor with Mr Hardwick

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. 

 

English

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, The Great Fire of London, Little Red Reading Hood and Meerkat Christmas, which we will use to support our story writing, diary writing and report writing. 

 

Maths:

This term, we will be focussing on place value, addition, subtraction, and 2D and 3D shape. 

 

Science:

In Science, we will be learning all about Materials and Great Scientists. Key Investigations include investigating absorbency and exploring the work of key experts in the field of science, including Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Joseph Lister. 

 

Topic:

Our topic for this term is Magnificent Monarchs and the children will be focussing on their HIstory skills, including using timelines and historical sources of information; identifying the names of significant English Monarchs; features of good or bad leadership; comparing power and rule; key historical events and developing our understanding of chronology. We will also use our geographical skills to explore the location of Royal Residences and name countries within the current (and previous) British Empire.  

 

Art:

Our Art topic will be covered in the second half of the term, where we will be focusing on Portraits and Poses, learning how to sketch the human form and analyse portraits of Kings, Queens and other significant people. 

 

Computing:

Using Purple Mash, the children will learn about coding, creating algorithms and formatting key movements. They will also learn how to 'bug fix' to ensure the smooth running of any programme. 

 

Music:

Using Charanga, the children will be learning 'I wanna play in a band' and 'Ho!Ho!Ho!'. This will include learning key skills in recorder and glockenspiel playing. 

 

R.S.H.E.

The children will focus on specific topics including family and friendships, safe relationships and respecting themselves and others. 

 

R.E.

This half term, the children will be considering the question 'Who is a Sikh, and what do they believe? .

Autumn Topic - Magnificent Monarchs Home Learning

Autumn Topic - Magnificent Monarchs Knowledge Organiser

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