Key information about Year 2

 

Year 2 Newsletter Autumn Term 1

Year 2 Parent Booklet

Year 2 Welcome information

Shark Welcome Passport

Starfish Welcome Passport

Meet our Year 2 Team!

Mr Brown- Class Teacher In Sharks

dbrown@greenwoodprimary.org.uk

 

Miss Tomkinson - Class Teacher in Starfish

htomkinson@greenwoodprimary.org.uk

 

We are lucky enough to have 2 marvellous teaching assistants that work closely with your children's teachers. 

These are Miss Bonser in Sharks, Mrs Allsopp in Starfish. 

 

 

Year 2 Enquiry based learning

Autumn Term How does the past shape the future?

In Autumn Term 1 we will be focusing on The Great Fire of London and how the event shaped the future. 

This will allows us to explore past and present London and differentiate between the two allowing the children to see how times have changed and how this has impacted life today. 

Click here for our History knowledge organiser with all of the information that children are learning and using in school.

Click here for our Science knowledge mat with all of the information that children are learning and using in school.

 

Spring Term  

Summer Term

 

How to support your child at home

Reading

1. Read for 5-10 minutes a day

2. Encourage children to use phoneme knowledge to sound out words they find difficult 

3. Ask children understanding questions about their text-who is the main character? What is the setting? Why did that character choose to do that and what were the consequences?

Click here for comprehension questions to use when reading with your child!

 

Writing

1. Make writing purposeful-why have they been asked to write? What should the outcome be of that piece of writing? 

2. Encourage the use of joining lines. Children should be attempting to start letters using joining lines in Year 2.

3. Encourage the use of basic punctuation-capital letters, full stops, finger spaces etc

 

Maths 

1. Play maths games such as timetable questions, mental math addition and subtraction, doubles and halves up to 10

2. Use maths in every day life-shopping, finding change, counting out things for tea time, shape spotting around the house etc MATHS IS EVERYWHERE!

3. Keep up basic number fact work-numbers bonds to 5, 10 and 20. 2, 3, 5 and 10x tables.

 

SPAG 

Spelling, punctuation and grammar

1. Encourage children to write spellings down, look at them, cover them, say them, write them.2. Find interesting ways to remember exception words eg. because-big elephants can always understand small elephants

3. Re-cap use of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs...what are they? Can you think of examples of when to use them?

 

Phonics 

1. Encourage children to spot familiar sounds in words to help them read at pace 

2. Re-cap unfamiliar sounds regularly and quickly 

3. Find alternative spellings for the same sound...ai/ay/a-e   or   oi/oy