Welcome to Year 2

Your team…

Miss Fletcher and Mrs Warman – 2F

Mrs Coleby, Mrs Fay and Mrs O’Brien – 2CF

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Friday and expected to be returned by the following Friday. Homework will be either Maths or English. A set of spellings will also go out on a Friday to be practiced at home during the week. Spellings will be tested each Friday.

PE days

2F – Wednesday and Thursday

2CF – Wednesday and Thursday

Please make sure that your child has their PE kits in school on these days and that they are clearly labelled in a bag, this should include; t-shirt, shorts and pumps.

Maths

We are learning to solve problems using place value (tens and ones), introducing the part whole method. We are continuing to learn methods to solve addition and subtraction calculations and word problems. We are also doing weekly Mental Maths and Reasoning lessons.

How you can help

Encourage children to use the language of mathematics i.e. how many, whole, part, tens, ones.

Use number cards to develop number recognition to 100.

Let them help with jobs which involve calculating, eg how much does it cost? How much more do we need?

Use Maths resources on this page to lock in the learning at home.

Useful Maths games:

Number bonds to 10, 20 and 100:

http://www.ictgames.com/save_the_whale_v4.html

http://www.wldps.com/gordons/Hit_the_button.swf

Time

http://www.ictgames.com/hickory4.html

Place value

http://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/sharkNumbers_v5.html

English

Phonics – Letters and sounds Phase 5 – a particular focus on spelling using Phase 5 sounds

Tricky words and Year 2 Common Exception Words

Reading and Comprehension

Fiction Stories

Recounts

Visual Literacy

Handwriting

How you can help

Look in the book bag each night and spend a few minutes reading their book. Ask your children questions about the story to gauge their understanding. Can they make links with other stories? Can they predict what might happen next? Can they spot a noun, adjective and verb?

Use the Phonics pages in the reading record to practice the sounds – you could look for the sounds in their reading book together.

Use the Phonics resources on this web page to secure phonics knowledge at home.

Useful English websites:

Phonics

Phonics Play http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

ICT Games http://www.ictgames.com/soundButtons/index.html

Reading

Oxford Owl  http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/reading