Welcome to Year 2

Click here to see Welcome booklet

Staffing

In Year 2 there are two classes.

In 2F the teacher is Mrs Fletcher and she is supported by Mrs Partridge.

In 2M the teacher is Mrs Mercer and she is supported by Mrs O’Brien.

If you have any questions or queries, please come and speak to us. We are more than happy to help.


Reading

  • Reading books and diaries should be in school every day and children should be heard read at least three times a week.
  • Regular reading will be rewarded with: stickers, house points and privilege cards.
  • Reading books will be quarantined upon return to school.

P.E. Kits, Days and Forest School

  • P.E. is on a Tuesday and Thursday for both classes.
  • All children need to wear a white t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and black pumps.
  • Children should come to school dressed in their P.E. kit.

Supporting your child at home…

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.

Home Learning Opportunities 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and expected to be returned by the following Friday. Homework will be either Maths or English.

We also look forward to seeing your child’s Home Learning projects. During these unusual times, we ask that your child brings in pictures of their creations or you can send them in via email. We will celebrate these in class and we will also share some of the pictures in a school assembly, typically the Monday before the end of the half-term.

E-mail: homelearning@catshillfirst.worcs.sch.uk

This half-term our topic is Muck, Mess and Monsters. Have a look at some of the Home Learning ideas below and have a go at completing one of them…

Cooking

Work with an adult to produce your own meal or bake a cake. Maybe you could use Roald Dahl’s revolting rhymes recipe book (you can borrow recipes from us at school). Take a photo of your food.

 

Shopping

Go shopping and find a food that you have never tried before. Once you have tried it, write about what it tasted like, what it looks like and whether you would recommend it to someone else to try. You could make your own food mixture.

 

Measuring

In the bath, use a measuring jug to measure different amounts of water. Write some measure problems to solve and bring them into school for us to share and complete.

Get creative

Create some potions using empty bottles. Your portion may contain water, glitter, small objects or sequins. You decide what could go in your potion. What is it for? What is it called?

 

Science

Set up a melting experiment. Take two or three glasses and fill them up with the same number of ice cubes. Put them in different places and see which melts first. Do the ice cubes melt fast if you stir them? Present your investigation in any way you like.

 

Library Visit

Find non-fiction books at home (or in the library) about muck, mess and mixtures.

 

Art

Create a monster! A costume, a painting, a collage, a mask, a model! Take your pick!

 

Poem

Write a poem about muck, mess, mixtures and monsters. Present your poem using art work and exciting adjectives.

 

Sketching

Can you sketch a monster of your own?

 

 

 


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.

Supporting your child at home…

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


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