Year 2

Term 4

Important dates for your diary - term 4

7.3.18: Parent's evening (same times as before)

8.3.18: World Book Day

9.3.18: 9.15 Junior hall thank you assembly KS1

16.3.18: PTA quiz evening 6-8pm

19.3.18: 2pm Year Two assembly junior hall

26.3.18: Curriculum Week

29.3.18: Last day of term

16.4.18: First day of term 5

 

English

Writing

This term we will be focussing on the adventures of Katie Morag by the author Mairi Hedderwick. We will be looking at Katie Morag's life on the Isle of Struay. The children have already produced some super writing, when they designed and wrote their own information leaflets. They will also be writing a recount of the story 'Katie Morag delivers the mail' in the form of a letter.

You can share Katie Morag's tour of the Island with your child using the link below.

Click here for the link to Katie Morag's grand tour of the Isle of Struay.

We will also be making cross curricular links with Geography. The children will look for human and physical features of the Isle of Struay/Coll. They will also draw a map of Struay/Coll and add human and physical features. The children will look at changing weather patterns and make comparisons between the weather here and in Coll. They will record this daily.

 

Reading

We will continue to foster our love of reading by visiting the library regularly, where the children can browse and choose a book of their choice. Please use this opportunity to share the library books that they borrow from the library at home. We are also developing our comprehension skills and you can help us by supporting this at home by asking questions about characters, events and facts.  Please continue to read a variety of books with your child.

 

Spelling

Don't forget to practise reading and spelling the Year 1 and Year 2 wordlists too!

Click here for the common exception words for Year 1 and Year 2.

 

Maths

In maths this term we are focussing on shape and fraction of shape and number. Children will practise finding a half, a quarter, two quarters and three quarters of a length, shape, set of objects or a quantity. They will use  skills learnt previously when working with number to help them. They will write simple fractions such as 12 of 6 = 3. They will also recognise and use equivelant fractions.

 

Click here for the link to Hit the Button

Topic

This term we are continuing with our topic on the 'Swinging Sixties'. We will be finding out about fashion and fashion designers, music and creating our own tye dye clothing.  If you have any links to resources, artefacts or photos relating to this period of time, and you are happy for us to borrow them, then please come and see us.

We are looking forward to our assembly and sharing all of our fabulous learning with you.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   

Science

This term we are continuing our science topic which involves investigating materials and their properties and uses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important dates term 3

31.1.18: Year 2 SAT's evening for parents. 6pm

2.2.18: Cinema evening 3.30 - 6pm

6.2.18: Internet safety day

9.2.18: Last day of term

English

Writing

This term we will be focussing on texts by Anthony Browne. We have been reading  The Tunnel and the children have been predicting and drafting their own versions of the story. We are looking forward to reading other stories by Anthony Browne and improving our writing further.

 

 

Year Two have been writing their fantastic ideas after reading 'Into the forest' by Anthony Browne.

Reading

This term we are continuing to foster our love of reading by visiting the library regularly. Please use this opportunity to share the library books that they borrow from the library at home. We are also developing our comprehension skills and you can help us by supporting this at home by asking questions about characters, events and facts.  Please continue to read a variety of books with your child.

Spelling

Don't forget to practise reading and spelling the Year 1 and Year 2 wordlists too!

Click here for the common exception words for Year 1 and Year 2.

Maths

In maths this term we are focussing on mulitplication and division where the children will learn how to use the symbols for both within a number sentence. They will use skills already learnt when adding and subtracting and apply these to multiplication and division. Continue to practise your 2, 5 and 10 times tables using the related division facts.

Click here for the link to Hit the Button

Topic

This term our topic is the 'Swinging Sixties'. We will be finding out about life at home, the fashion, music and world events.  If you have any links to resources, artefacts or photos relating to this period of time, and you are happy for us to borrow them, then please come and see us.

Year Two have enjoyed making pineapple upside down cakes. They smell delicious!

Science

This term our science topic will involve investigating materials and their properties and uses.

 

Autumn Term 2

A selection of photos from the Year Two Christmas play.

Merry Christmas from the Year Two team.

Already this term has been full of lots of exciting learning...

English

Writing-

This term we will be focussing on reading Fairy Tales and Information Texts. We are reading Aladdin at the moment and having lots of fun retelling the story!  We have been looking closely at the characters in the story and trying to understand why they behave in certain ways.  Look at our learning about Jafar.  Is he a good or a bad character?  Should he marry Jasmine?  You decide.... 

Reading-

Please continue to practise your reading at home as often as you can. Remember to read other books for enjoyment too! We are developing our comprehension skills in class so ask lots of questions about the text and share the information that you have read with someone at home as well.

Spelling-

Don't forget to practise reading and spelling the Year 1 and Year 2 wordlists too!

Click here for the common exception words for Year 1 and Year 2.

Maths

In maths this term we are using our knowledge of place value to add and subtract two digit numbers using a number line and other manipulatives. We will also use these skills to help us when solving problems. We are continuing to practice our 2's, 5's and 10 times tables and challenging ourselves to know the tables out of context.

E.G 5 x 2 or 7 x 10.

Use hit the button at home with your child to practice number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and times tables.

Click here for the link to Hit the Button

Topic

In our topic learning this term we will be continuing to learn all about space. We have had lots of fun learning about moon buggies, we even designed and made our own. We are learning lots of space facts and making our own information booklets.

Science

In science this term we will be learning all about the life cycles of animals. We will be looking at the importance of healthy lifestyles and why we need to exercise. 

 

 Autumn Term 1

Welcome to Year Two!  Our Year Two classes are Armstrong Class taught by Mrs Grosse and Mrs Cirillo, Seacole Class taught by Miss Pamplin and Columbus Class taught by Mrs Taylor.

Here are our email addresses if you need to contact us:

Mrs Grosse: Easton@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Cirillo: Cirillo@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Taylor: Taylor@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk

Miss Pamplin: Pamplin@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk

 

We hope you have had a lovely time over the summer and we are sure you are now ready to start the new school year.  Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from Year 1.  The Year 2 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that your children have had in Year 1.

We are looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that you will enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 2 has to offer!

Please don’t hesitate to come and see us if you have any questions or queries.

Please can you let your child's teacher know, in writing, if someone else is picking up your child.

 Outdoor learning

 

 

Year two enjoying outdoor learning day creating mini beast images with leaves, sticks and pebbles from the environment. Great making links across the curriculum and using our collaborating muscles to work as a team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic

Our topic this term is Life, the Universe, and Everything. We will be investigating Space and Space travel.  In Science we will be looking at habitats and living things. If you have any links to people, places or resources related to this topic please come and talk to us.

 

Numeracy

Numeracy will be taught daily. We will revise skills and strategies introduced in previous years, and we will be working on alternative methods for calculation. We will also be working on our times tables. Please practise these with your child at home.

Try using this helpful website to practise your times tables and number bonds.

Click here for hit the button

 

Handwriting

The children will continue to use the cursive handwriting style introduced in Reception and Year 1.

Literacy

During this term we will be focussing on Fairy Tales and Explanation texts.

Reading

Please continue to hear your child read regularly at home, both their school reading book, and a book just for enjoyment.

 

Oxford Reading Owl

Try this useful website to help with your child's reading at home.

 

Phonics

Click here for phonics sounds

We will teach this daily. It will build on the experiences and knowledge that your child has had in Year 1. Please continue to practise reading and spelling the ‘tricky’ key words.

 Click here for the Meet the Teacher powerpoint

 

 Please click here for our Year 2 spelling list