Welcome to Year 2
Don't we look smart!
Make it Fly
We had great fun looking at how long we could keep a piece of paper in the air by changing its shape. We made planes, helicopters and gliders. We also tried to find out which would travel the furthest.
We had a visitor in school to teach us about the dangers of crossing the road. We now know our Green Cross Code....ask us about it.
Ask us what we found out on our adventure to Durham Cathedral.
We had a great time looking at the stunning building and then looking at surrounding landmarks and making maps.
We had a great time working with our year 3 buddies to make our moving vehicles. We made great teams supporting and working with each other, year 3 were experts having already made their vehicles. They helped us to measure, cut (showing us how to do so safely) and then construct our vehicles.
We expect all our children to read every evening and at weekends. In Year 2, 10 minutes should be a minimum but, if your child can't put their book down because they are so engrossed.... let them continue, that's the magic of reading. Please ensure you sign the reading logs to confirm this reading is taking place.
Book we love and would recommend
Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown
The Story of The Tree Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
Esiotrot by Roald Dahl
The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith
The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch series by Ronda Armitage
Bills New Frock By Anne Fine
Stranger Danger by Anne Fine
The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo
Dolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo
The Twits by Roald Dahl
Autumn Term Topic
This term Year 2 will be looking at Amazing places and spaces as our main topic. We will be looking at places which are amazing to us, designing our own amazing place/space. We will be learning about significant landmarks both in the UK and in the wider world. Studying maps we will discover where these landmarks are located. We will visit Durham Cathedral, an amazing place in our local area.
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Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
Homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. At the moment one week will be maths, the next literacy. After Christmas both maths and literacy will be given out weekly.
Please support your child with this as it will help them in school. All work sent home will be to reinforce what we have been doing in class, so should not be too onerous.
New spellings will be given out each Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday. It would be appreciated if you could spend time, daily if possible learning these spellings. It may be useful to learn 3 spellings each day, recapping the previous days spellings as you go along, making the task more manageable.
As you will see from the lists there are 10 spellings given each week, the other 5 will be made up of high frequency words (common words which the children need to be able to spell within writing tasks). words and words from previous weeks lists. This is to ensure retention and will help to consolidate spelling patterns and conventions in preparation for SATs.
Thank you for your support in this.