Welcome to Year 2

Click here to see the Year 2 Welcome booklet.

Please read our book about our recent trip to Warwick Castle.

Come and visit the Year 2 Classroom for our topic

Secret Garden

      Spring 1               Autumn 2               Autumn 1

 

 

Staffing

In Year 2 there are two classes.

In 2F the teacher is Miss Fletcher and the teaching assistant is Mrs O’Brien.

In 2M the teacher is Mrs Mercer and the teaching assistant is Mrs Wiley.

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


Reading

  • Please send reading books and diaries in each day and hear your child read at least three times a week.
  • Use Rising Stars for additional reading resources including comprehension quizzes.

P.E. 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.
  • 2M need Forest School footwear and trousers on Fridays.

Supporting your child at home

Read, read, read!

Read to your child and encourage them to read to you. Ask questions about the story. Can they make links with other stories? Can they predict what might happen next? Can they spot a noun, adjective and verb?


Useful English websites:

Phonics Play

ICT Games

Rising Stars

Oxford Owl  

Home Learning Opportunities 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and expected to be returned by the following Wednesday. Activities will be related to our Maths and Phonics at school.

We also look forward to seeing your child’s home learning projects. We will show some examples of these in assembly and love to have your creative work on display in the classroom. You can send work in via email if you prefer: homelearning@catshillfirst.worcs.sch.uk

 


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.

Supporting your child at home

Use number cards to develop number recognition to 100.

Practise two, three, five and ten times tables using songs, Times Table Rockstars and games like Hit the Button.

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

Useful Maths games:

Times Table Rockstars and Numbots

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