Year 2

Welcome to Class 2
Your teacher is Mrs Penman.
In the afternoons you will be taught by Mrs Stephenson.
Your TAs are Mrs Allen and Mrs Wolfendon
History - The Great Fire of London
During this term we are focusing on The Great Fire of London. We will learn the sequence of different events, how we know about this significant fire and what we have learnt from it. We will take time studying the compassion and courage of the firefighters and the integrity of the King at the time. 
In maths this half term we will be starting with shape.  Thinking about both 2D and 3D shapes we will sort and make patterns, count edges and vertices and check the names of shapes old and new by lots of matching with their names.
Our second topic is fractions.  We will check what we can remember about parts of a number and how to write them, think about half and quarter and what they mean and learn to count in fractions.  All this, plus problem solving, is going to keep us busy!
Important Autumn Dates
Mon 1st May- Bank Holiday Monday
Thurs 13th May - Ascension Day
Fri 28th May - Last Day of Term
During the second part of the Summer Term we will study 'The Great Fire of London' and write Question and Answer Poetry. Following on from this we will write, then entertain our family and friends with  diary writing,   in the style of Samuel Pepys.  
Religious Education
Our unit this terms begins with Hinduism,  where we learn about Hindu shrines. We will then learn  Pentecost and the joy of the Holy Spirit.  To finish the term we will learn about another world religion -  Judaism. 
  • 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.  Reading is tracked electronically. 
  • Spellings will be issued on a Tuesday via Google Classroom then tested in the next week. Handwriting practice should be completed at home using the published list.  All children will have access to 'Literacy Planet' to practise and must complete ALL of the activities which have been set.
  • Numbots must be practised for 30 minutes in total across the week - this develops children's recall of mental arithmetic. 
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