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Year 2 - Miss Writer

Welcome Year 2

from

Miss Writer and Mrs Vujnovic 

I am Miss Writer, your class teacher, and Mrs Vujnovic is our class Teaching Assistant.  Mrs Vujnovic and I are so pleased to welcome you all into Year 2 this year.  It is a very exciting and fun year and you will be learning lots of new things. 

 

    

Zog  

Our class is now at the end of our topic Zog by Julia Donaldson.  We have had a really fun time learning songs from the Zog music and we even performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall!  Here is a short film of our trip to the Royal Festival Hall.

 

 

Year 2 at Zog

Still image for this video

Children will be given homework every Friday which needs to be returned by the following Thursday.  Please encourage your child to complete their homework over the weekend to establish good practices.  Please remind the children they can do as much Mathletics as they like (in addition to any set tasks given).

 

Weekly maths and spelling test

The children will have a mental maths and spelling test every Friday. 

Maths Test

All children are required to know the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables in year 2.  They will be tested on these weekly.

Maths Homework

Please complete the worksheet on the Times Tables and revise the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 X tables for the mental maths test on Thursday Friday 22nd November.

 

Mathletics activities have been set.  We have had problems with the activities not showing up - if you do not see the activities please complete Mathletics activities that your child would like to do.

 

SATS Books Homework

Please complete:

KS1 English - Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book:  

KS1 Maths - Reasoning Book: p7, 40 and 41.

 

 

The words for our weekly spelling test are:

 

camel, tunnel, squirrel, travel, towel, tinsel, bagel, hazel, vowel, jewel.

 

Please ensure your child knows how to spell all Year 1 and 2 common exception words.

 

September

  • Wednesday 4th September:  First day back at school.

 

October

  • Monday 21st October - Friday 25th October:  Half Term
  • Wednesday 30th October:  KS1 Zog Concert - Royal Festival Hall
  • Thursday 3rd October:  Harvest Liturgy - 10:10am.

 

November

  • Thursday 25th November:  Test week
  • Thursday 28th November:  Year 2 SW - Liturgy - 10:10 am.  All parents welcome.

 

December

  • 23 December - December:  Christmas Holidays

 

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English

This term the children will be writing stories, poems and recognising and writing instructions.  There will be a focus on the composition of fairy tales and a strong emphasis on correct grammar and punctuation in preparation for the end of year tests.  

 

Maths

This term children will be investigating properties of numbers up to 1000 and place value up to 1000.  Children will be learning to recognise coins, finding totals and giving change.  Children will also be investigating common 2D and 3D shapes and learning about properties.  Children will also be learning to recognise coins, finding totals and giving change.

 

Children need to be experts in the 2, 5 and 10 times tables by the end of year.  Go to the Times Tables Rockstars website to help you learn by song!  https://play.ttrockstars.com/

 

Religious Education

This term we will be studying the topics Beginnings, Signs and Symbols in the church and Preparations.  During our faith week we will be looking at Judaism.

         

Prayers we say in class

 

Morning Prayer

Father in heaven You love me.

You are with me night and day.

I want to love You always,

In all I do and say.

I'll try to please You Father.

Bless me through the day.

Amen

 

Before Lunch Prayer

Bless us O Lord as we sit together.

Bless the food we eat today.

Bless the hands that made the food.

Bless us O Lord.

Amen.

 

Before Home Prayer

God our Father, I come to say, thank you for your love today.

Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me.

Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light.

Amen.

Science

This term we will be investigating the topics of living things and their habitats and animals including humans.  Children are having great fun discovering animals and plants in their local environment.  Keep an eye out for interesting wild mushrooms as we like to talk about them in class.

 

 

PSHEE

Through these lessons, we will improve our spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.  We will do this through class discussion and preparing for School and Class Council elections. We will work in particular around the themes NEW BEGINNINGS, GETTING ON AND FALLING OUT and SAYING NO TO BULLYING.

Art

This term children will be drawing portraits and focusing on proportions.  We will also be looking at the work of Andy Warhol and Mary Cassat.  We will also be understanding more about still life using objects collected from our natural environment. 

 

DT

This term the children will be making their own gingerbread house and building circuits to light up their gingerbread houses.  Children will also be designing and making their own windmill with moving sails.

Our Class Mascot

My name is Moji the meerkat.  I live in Miss Writer's classroom and I am very lucky because I get to go home with one child each weekend.   Please write about your adventures with me and include photographs of what you do.  In school, we can share our time together with the other children.  Please remember to bring me back on Monday so that one of your friends can have a turn at taking me home the following weekend.

 

 

 

Reading

Home Reading

The children have reading books and should be reading for about 10-20 minutes a day.  Please encourage them to read by making it part of their daily routine.  It is really helpful to question them about what they have read to check their understanding. 

 

School Reading

The children will be read with once a week.  This may be in a guided reading session where we will discuss a story and ask questions about the text, for example: why an author may have chosen to use certain language or write in a particular style, to make predictions and inferences.  We also ask the children to make links to other books they are reading at home.  In addition, the children will read every other week in a one on one setting and change their home reading book.

 

Lexia Reading

Please find below a link to Lexia - a spelling and reading programme.

Your log in is your first name and the first letter of your surname (eg Sarah Smith would be sarahs).

Your password is read.

Please note that Lexia does not work in Internet Explorer, please try another browser such as Google Chrome or Safari instead.

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