Welcome to Year Two!
Kingfishers and Owls
Meet the team.
Mrs McDonnell (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Stockwood (Teaching Assistant)
Welcome to Year Two!
This is an important stage for children in primary school as they are now the oldest in Key Stage one. Children will be encouraged to become more independent in both their learning and their organisational skills, including being responsible for their own belongings. Children are asked to bring their reading books and records to school on a daily basis with reading books being changed regularly. Children will also visit the school library once per week when they can choose a book to enjoy and to share with you at home.
We hope that your child has a fantastic year learning in Year 2, we have tried to create an exciting curriculum that will develop your child's love for learning.
Autumn term 1
Around the world in eighty days.
This is the first of our geography focused topics. Children will be learning about oceans and continents, as well as exploring geographical locations in the local area looking at human and physical features. This theme carries through into our English unit, where we look at the story 'The Umbrella'. The story is about a little black dog that gets taken on a journey around the world.
This is an exciting topic in which children look at The Great Fire of London. This topic has many cross curricular links and the children will be learning the story through history, drama, dance and art.
People who changed the World
In this topic children will be exploring significant people that changed the world. They will learn about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and how they influenced hospitals today. In the second half of the term we will focus on Isaac Newton who is local to the area.
Summer term 1
How does your garden grow?
In this topic children will be learning about living things in science, focusing on how plants grow and what they need to survive.
In English, we look at the beautiful story 'The Tin Forest' written by Helen Ward. The story is about an old man who lives in a forsaken place where plants no longer grow.
Summer term 2
This is our second geography focused topic. Children will learn more about oceans and how climate and the environment is making changes to the world. We look at two strays this term, Dear Greenpeace and Somebody Swallowed Stanley.
Please see the attached term newsletters for further information about each subject.
|Owls||Monday and Wednesday|
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Please ensure that children have the correct P.E kit in school and that earrings are removed on these days. We will send PE kits home to be washed at the end of each half-term.
Spellings and Homework
Spellings will be sent home once a week and tested the following week. It is very important that children continue to practise spellings on a regular basis to improve their spelling in their everyday writing. To help support learning spellings, we have suggested to children they use the technique of Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check.
Homework challenge tasks will be sent out at the start of each term.
Year 2 common exception words
Common exception words for Year 2. Here are some common exception words – words that are spelled without using the normal spelling rules – that children in England are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year 2 (age 7).
everybody, even, great, break, steak, pretty, beautiful, after, fast, last, past, father, class, grass, pass, plant, path, bath, hour, move, prove, improve, sure, sugar, eye, could, should, would, who, whole, any, many, clothes, busy, people, water, again, half, money, Mr, Mrs, parents, door, floor, poor, because, find, kind, mind, behind, child, children, wild, climb, most, only, both, old, cold, gold, hold, told, every.
Reading is an essential part of your child's learning experience. We would like for the children to read at least three times a week. Your child will take home with them a reading band book and a library book. Children have also been given to the chance to take part in the reading challenge. They will have a class book and an activity list to complete once they have finished reading.
If you do have any concerns or just want to have a chat, we are available at the end of the day for you to speak to. If you wish to discuss something further about your child please make an appointment with the school office.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your future support over the year!
Mrs Lee, Miss Webster and the Year 2 Team.