Welcome to Year 2

The Final Countdown is upon us!

Wow, what a year so far and how quick it has come round! We hope that you have had an excellent break and are ready for another learning and fun-filled half term.

Welcome back (to Summer Term 1)!

This half term, our topic is: Topic: The only way is UP!

The children will be learning all about plants and how they grow this term and will be investigating the optimum conditions for plants to grow. They will also be able to observe and compare different plants grow such as those from bulbs and those from seeds and look at the similarities and differences between the two.

English

In English, the children will be looking closely at instructions and poetry this term. One of the children's favourites so we can't wait to reveal what we have planned.

Maths

In Maths, we will be looking at the place value of numbers up to 100, including within measurements and money. We will be adding and subtracting two digit numbers, multiplying and dividing numbers using what we know about the 2, 3 5 and 10 times table. We will continue to explore statistics in pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables. Please see the videos and web links on our class webpage to help you to support your child in maths.


Reading

It is extremely important that your child continues to read frequently at home so please can you make the time to read with them every day and ask them questions about what they have read. When you have listened to your child read, please make a note in their reading record and include the title and date.

PE

Our Sports Coach, Gemma Spackman, will be getting the Year 2s ‘Sports Day ready’ this half term! Please ensure that they have their PE kit and suitable shoes in school so that they can get the most out of these sessions as we are getting hotter weather. Thank you.

Our trip to Coningsborough

Last term the children really enjoyed the trip to Coningsborough castle and had a fun packed day engaging in a history workshop, exploring the ruins and castle and sketching.

Welcome back (to Spring Term 2)!

The first part of this year has gone so quick; the children seem to be completely settled into their routines and made some great relationships. We love how kind and respectful the children have been towards each other. The classes and year group are like one big family!

This half term, our topic is: Topic: Dungeons and Dragons

The children will be learning all about the different types of castles, their features and castle history. They will learn about the people who might have lived in castles and the many people who lived in and around them. We will also be looking at the significance of Nottingham Castle and understanding why it is important to many people in Nottingham.

English

In English, the children will become immersed in a range of stories this term but one of our favourites will be ‘How to train your dragon’. The children will understand how the author portrays the characters; using this knowledge to plan, write, edit and publish their own narrative.

Maths

In Maths, we will be looking at the place value of numbers up to 100, including within measurements and money. We will be adding and subtracting two digit numbers, multiplying and dividing numbers using what we know about the 2, 3 5 and 10 times table. We will continue to explore statistics in pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables. Please see the videos and web links on our class webpage to help you to support your child in maths.


Reading

It is extremely important that your child continues to read frequently at home so please can you make the time to read with them every day and ask them questions about what they have read. When you have listened to your child read, please make a note in their reading record and include the title and date.

PE

This term the pupils will be developing their skills in competitive games. This term we will be looking at both dodgeball and football. The children will be able to develop their hand-eye coordination and also strategic play during team games. I can't wait!

It is also World Book Day on Thursday 7th March - what a wonderful way to promote reading for pleasure. The children have loved reading the new books that we have recently received. Why don't you ask them about Jub?

Dear families,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Well done to all of the Year 2 children - your nativity was fantastic! We are all so impressed with the hard work you put in to practising and your confidence in delivering such a wonderful show. Well done!

Over the half term, please have a go at some of the games below to keep your Maths knowledge tip top and your English skills fabulous.

Reading - Read along stories:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/stories

English

A variety of games (Spelling & grammar) http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/interactive/literacy.html#7​

Maths - Times Tables

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

January's topic: China!

Please share the reading homework with your child over he half term. We will be enjoying learning all about China, Chinese cuisine, Geography and even celebrating Chinese New Year - it is going to be a fantastic half term!

Welcome to our Year 2 page for 2018 - 19!

We welcome you all back for Autumn 2 and trust that you have had a fun and relaxing half term.

The following weeks are going to be action-packed and fun-filled, with lots of learning mixed in...

The Great Fire of London is our topic so if you would like to spark some interest in and do some research with your child, please go ahead. If your child would like to share what s/he has learnt with the class, that would be fantastic.

We have also got a 'Fun with Phonics' workshop for parents in week 3 (keep an eye out for your letter of invitation). Parents will also be invited to stay and observe a Phonics lesson straight after the workshop.

The children and staff have been excited about their trip to Nottingham Playhouse to watch the Panto... not long to go now!

Finally, the KS1 performance in the very last week will be a fantastic show-stopper and climax to the end of an excellent first term in Year 2.

Hello and welcome to our Year 2 page,

We are getting very excited about starting in our new classes this September - we have lots of fantastic things planned. We are going to be learning all about animals in our new topic, 'I spy...Animals!' We will be learning about how they grow and what they need to live. Have you seen any animals over the summer? At the farm or maybe even at a zoo? Perhaps you have helped to look after your pet! If not, look out for animals when you go to the park or for a walk. Who knows what might be hiding at the park or by the river...

We have lots of stories to read including one about Three very hungry Billy Goats and one very quiet ladybird!

We hope you are having a fun-filled summer and are busy having many adventures. We are looking forward to seeing you all again in September.

See you soon,

Miss Cao, Miss Mullins, Mrs Evans & Mrs O'Connor

Why not have a go at some of these fantastic games this half term:

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

I spy... Animals!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/embed/game/g9rjlzj9gm?showFullscreen=true&exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Ftopsy-and-tim-at-the-farm​

Look at the Down on the Farm page for lots of games, video clips and ideas of things to make and do at home!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/down-on-the-farm

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