Year 2

Year 2

Welcome to year 2Ls class page.

First let me remind you about the staff we have!

2L are taught by Miss Last and supported by our HLTA Mrs Pickthall.

On this page you will find lots of information to keep you up to date with what is going on in year 2.

Routines

The school gates open at 8.30am.

The KS1 playground is supervised from 8.45am by TAs. Children are expected to line up at 8.55am and are then led into class by their teachers.

School finishes for KS1 children at 3.25pm and they are dismissed by their teachers from their classroom.
Our P.E. day continues to be on a Tuesday afternoon with Mr McGovern and Mrs Fielding. Please make sure you keep your kit in school. It will need to go home to be washed at least every half term. If you do decide to take your kit home before this then please make sure it comes back.

From time to time Mr McGovern or Miss Fielding make have additional PE sessions with you, which I know you all enjoy so please come ready! Please ensure you have the correct kit at all times. This means a change of appropriate footwear, navy/black shorts and a white t-shirt. Girls must have their hair bobbles tied back and remove earrings. 

Home Learning


Reading
Please bring your reading record in daily to be checked. You will need to read at least 4 times a week and have your reading record signed by an adult.

This half term is a fresh opportunity to make sure that your reading log is up to date and Dojos will be given to those who return their reading books to school.

Homework
Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned before the following Friday. It is important to keep your homework neat. Your homework should only be completed in pencil.

Late or no homework at all will be recorded and may need to be completed during golden time.

If you are ever unsure of what to do then there is lots of help available, just come and ask!

Spellings

Spellings will be sent out weekly and will also be set on Spelling Shed to be practised at home. There will be a weekly spelling test on a Monday.

Curriculum

English

Our Gareth Davies Read to Write unit this half term will be Bog Baby by Jean Willis and Owen Milward. We will be working on finding narratives and instructions as our learning outcomes. Our wider writing opportunities will consist of Setting description, character description, non-chronological report, poetry, diary, sequel and recipes.

Grammar will be taught twice a week and we shall be focusing on apostrophes and contractions. Shared reading sessions will be taught twice a week and we shall be looking at non-fiction texts alongside poetry this half term.

RWI will be taught daily in streamed groups to match phonic reading ability and fluency.

 

Mathematics

We continue to use reasoning and problem solving at the heart of each maths lesson.

Fractions will be our focus this half term. We shall be learning to recognise and find 1/3 ¼ 2/4 ¾ of length, shape and quantities. We will always be looking at the equivalence of ½ and 2/4.

Addition and Subtraction will be another focus this half term. We will be looking at adding 3 1 digit numbers, subtracting 3 1 digit numbers, TO + O crossing boundaries, TO - O crossing boundaries. We will be looking at time also learning to tell the time including quarter past/ quarter to.

Active maths will be a feature of each daily lesson working on current themes to support learning.

 

History

Our big question will be: What were the people who lived in Wallasey like 100 years ago?

We will be looking at events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally and significant historical events /people and places in their own locality. We shall also be using our recent visit to Liverpool Museum as a HOOK for learning about toys of the past 100 years ago.

 

Science

Our theme for this term will be ‘Living things and their habitats. The children will be asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways, observing closely using simple equipment, performing simple tests, identifying and classifying, using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions and gathering/recording data to help in answering question