Year 2 2021 - 2022

Mrs Bolley

Teacher

Welcome to Year 2

With

Mrs Bolley, Mr Howarth and Mrs Barber

 

Class Dojo is a great way for me to keep in touch with you all. It's always great to see what you've been up to!

The Autumn term's context for learning within our vision is ‘Wildlife Connections: Conservation in Action’. Our big question this term is: Should Wild Animals Be Kept in Captivity?

This will be explored through the Story Box approach, which children first encountered in Early Years, which is drama-rich and engages leaners through provocations, requiring deep thinking, with a focus on raising the profile of oracy. 

 Our World Knowledge, Science and English will all follow the books; The Bog Baby and The Rainbow Bear. 

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English

Through the story of The Bog Baby as a basis we will enter Sarah and her Sister Chrissy's world and meet their secret pet and help them make her feel better! With a focus on a Finding Narrative and writing Fact Files and Instructions. 

Maths

Place Value

  • Reading and writing
  • Counting in steps
  • Comparing numbers
  • Solving problems
  • Values of digits

Addition and Subtraction

  • Pictorial representations
  • Facts to 20 and 100
  • Missing number problems with length/ mass

 Fractions 

  • Find ½, ¼, ¾

Multiplication and Division

  • Facts - 2, 5, 10
  • Commutative law

Geometry 

  • 2D shape
  • Describe, identify 
  • Lines of symmetry

Money

  • Money combinations

Measures 

  • Length

Science

We will be exploring Living Things and Their Habitats and help the Bog Baby and the Rainbow Bear find their perfect habitat.

We will look at Animals Including Humans and explore what they need to grow and survive, as well as how they differ and classify them.

History

This term we will be looking at the history of Chester Zoo and will be going on a whole school trip to look at Conservation in Action.

Phonics

We are now looking at Phase 6 phonics and learning and applying different spelling rules, techniques and rules.

Spellings

This half term each child will have a personalised list of spellings to learn for the half term. These are from the Year 2 Common Exception Words (in files) and First 100 High Frequency Words (in files) that each child has struggled to spell.

 

Things to remember in year 2:

  • P.E Wednesday with Mr Forbes 

Please can all Year 2 children come into school on this day in their PE Kit. If it is a cold day, the children may wear plain black or blue jogging bottoms.  Please ensure that your child is dressed in the correct PE kit.

  • Homework set on Friday due for the following Friday.
  • Five reads due in on Monday and books out on a Tuesday.

 

 

Here are some links to websites that will help you support your child:

https://play.numbots.com/#/intro 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=4620

http://uk.mathletics.com/

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