Year 2

Welcome to Class 2
 
Your teacher is Mrs Stephenson.
 
Your TAs are Miss McGoldrick and Mrs Potter.
 
Geography - Seasides
During this term we are thinking about Seasides and coastal areas. We will learn where they are in this country, what seasides are near to us and some of the main physical and human features we would find there. We will look at Ordnance Survey Maps and their symbols.  We will learn how to use these as well as Google maps and aerial photographs, to locate the coastal areas close to us and explore how maps can be used.
Maths 
In maths this half term we will be starting with place value, understanding numbers up to 100  and how we use tens and ones.  We will remember how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and do lots of practice.  We will move on to looking at addition and subtraction, using number lines and practical equipment to help us find totals and differences.  All this plus problem solving as we go along, is going to keep us busy!
Important Autumn Dates
 
Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th October - Parents' Evenings
 
Monday 25th to Friday 29th October - Half Term Holiday
 
Writing
We will start the term looking at Nonsense Poetry and write our own verse for The Owl and the Pussycat. Following this we will spend some time learning about narrative (story) writing and look at a story set on the beach before writing our own.  Finally we will look carefully at, and then write our own postcards!
Religious Education 
In the first part of this term we will be looking at Beginnings.  As we start a new class and a new school year we will think about how God is present with us in every beginning.   We will also look briefly at two other world religions: Sikhism and their baby naming ceremonies and Judaism and their celebration of the Shabbat each week.
Homework
 
  • Reading occurs in school with 5 x 15 minutes dedicated to independent reading.  There is an expectation that children will match this time at home - this is the best thing you can do to help your child's education at this age!  Reading is tracked electronically. 
  • Spellings will be issued each Tuesday for those children who have completed the Phonics programme.  They will be tested on the following Monday and should be practised by completing the sheet each week in careful handwriting.  This forms good handwriting practice at the same time.  Children will have access to 'Spelling Frame' to help them learn their spellings and we will gradually increase the use of this to help them get the most out of it.
  • Numbots must be practised for 30 minutes in total across the week - this develops children's recall of mental arithmetic and is great fun!
Handwriting
Handwriting practice can be found on the link below.
Username: gt1054
Password: home
On a tablet the username is the same and the swipe code if the shape of a letter L