Welcome to Year 2

Click here to see the Year 2 Welcome booklet.

Come and visit the Year 2 Classroom for our topic ‘Land Ahoy!’

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

 


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