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Life in Year 2...

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It's Battle Time...

The First Year 2 'Times Table Rockstars' battle is on now! Every time your child plays for the next two weeks, correct answers will contribute to a team score for their class - let's see who wins! For the sake of fairness, please don't allow competitive siblings (or adults) to play on a year 2 account - we want the winning team to have earned their award fair and square...

Current Topic

In Geography we have been recognising and understanding different environments and how this affects the growth of plants. We have been using atlases to locate warm and cold areas and look at the types of food they grow.

Calling for help!

We are in need of volunteers who would be willing to give any amount of time to listen to Year 2 readers. It is important to give all pupils opportunity to read aloud, so if you could give some time, ideally in the afternoons, it would be greatly appreciated. Let your class teacher know if you are interested.

In-class Learning

Maths

This week, we will be starting to learn about geometry , investigating the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Please try to spot 3d shapes at home and identify the 2d shapes that make up their faces.

English

We have spent this week revisiting our work on recounts by retelling a day in the life of a fly. Ask your child how their day as a fly went and whether they managed a happy ending!

Home Learning

Reading

Reading books should be brought to school each day. On Fridays, we will usually attach a reading challenge to complete using your current book - look out for it in your child's home learning book. If you are looking for additional reading to do at home, check the suggestions list for Year 2, below.

Spelling and Handwriting

Spellings will be set and reviewed each Friday, based on what each pupil needs to practise. Please practise these in home learning books or on handwriting paper, below.

Maths

Practise counting and discussing maths at home. See below for our latest KIRFs to practise. All pupils in Year 2 have now also been given logins for Times Table Rockstars . Please support your child to login on any device and get earning coins - can you earn 1000 coins in a week? For more ideas, check the maths page.

Topic

Please see the topic letter below for vocabulary to discuss at home and suggestions for home learning projects.

News and reminders

Events

10/03/2020 - Year 2 school trip to Cambridge Botanical Gardens

PE kits

PE will usually take place on a Monday and a Friday. Please can you ensure children have clothes both suitable for indoor and outdoor PE.

Water bottles

Please ensure your child has a water bottle every day. We have drinking water in class for refilling.


Y2 KIRFs Spr1
Copy of Year 2 suggested reading list
Copy of Parent Letter

Maths

We have recently reviewed our learning around multiplication and division from a few weeks ago using the assessments below - feel free to have a look with your child to discuss any areas they are unsure on.



Year-2-Division.pdf
Year-2-Multiplication-1.pdf

Handwriting

Some parents have been asking about handwriting. To support this, we have uploaded example handwriting sheets below to show how we teach individual letter formation. If you are able to print off a copy to practise at home, that would be great, or if you'd like us to supply you with some, let us know. Please remember to focus on the similarities between the letters on each page as they are grouped by 'family'.

Handwriting scheme (1).pdf