Welcome to Year Two
Dear Parents / carers,
Welcome to Year Two, I hope you had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to all the exciting challenges ahead.
This year we will be continuing to use Class Dojo as our main form of communication. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or queries I will always try to reply as soon as possible.
Snack / Water Bottles
Please make sure the children have a labelled water bottle with them every day.
Children will receive a piece of fruit at morning play but they can also bring a healthy snack for afternoon play.
We will have P.E. every Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure that children have a full school P.E. kit for these days and that all uniform is clearly labelled. It is best if they leave their kits in school for the full half term.
The children will read in school with a teacher or teaching assistant in a guided reading group. We also have whole class reading sessions and share a class novel at the end of the day. Please support us with your child’s reading by encouraging them to read at home. Your child will have a reading day please ensure books are in school to be changed on these days.
The children will have maths and English/ spelling homework each week along with reading which they are expected to do every day. Homework will go out every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Thursday.
Phonics Screening / SATs
During the Autumn Term the children will be doing the phonics screening that they should have done in Year 1.
Throughout May the children will do their SATs assessments. I will do a parents meeting about this in January. The children often don’t even know they have done their assessments as we work through them as part of our ordinary school work.
Autumn Term Curriculum
Traditional tales with a twist,
Toby and the Great Fire of London / Recount of trip to Staircase House
Letter Writing to Santa, Polar Express
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication (2x 5x 10x)
Common exception words
Learning words e.g. –dge -ey
Animals including humans.
An Eye on London- modern day landmarks,
Great Fire of London (Trip 3rd December)
Creating, saving and retrieving
Art / D.T./ Music
Great Fire of London collage and painting
How does music help us make friends?
I’m looking forward to the year ahead and to working with you and your children to make their journey at St Teresa’s as happy and engaging as possible.
Friday 8th January
We have almost made it to the end of a very long week!
This morning in English you are going to be using some descriptive phrases.
In maths you are going to be making arrays. I would also like you to have a go on hit the button working on double and halves.
For spelling can you complete the spelling sheet that you would usually do for homework. If you want to extend this you could always use the spelling and put them into ABS sentences.
Can you make some time today to do some reading? You could read a book you have at home or if you got new reading books from school on Monday or have a look at Oxford Owls. There are 100's of ebooks for you to read. 2 Dojo points for anyone who can send me a picture of themselves reading today.
This afternoon we have our class Zoom call. For this you will need
All about witches lesson 3.
Hit the button doubles and halves.
Making arrays, lesson 4 and 5 on powerpoint.
Thursday 7th January
I hope you are all up and ready for another day of learning. It was so lovely to see some of you yesterday on our Zoom call. Don't forget to share any of your work with me on Class Dojo.
This morning we are going to continue with our work all about witches. In maths we are continuing to add equal groups.
Wednesday 6th January
For todays work you will need a pencil, some paper or your red homework book and come colours if you have them handy.
Before you start work make sure you have made your bed, helped to put away the breakfast things and got dressed!
Remember to just try your best!
We will be regularly updating our class page with fun activities to complete at home. You can contact us through our Class Dojo if you have a question about your child's learning or would like to share something that the children have completed. Please read below to see our thoughts about how to support your children and what they really need at this time.
A lovely story to share to explain why we are all being asked to stay at home.
Friday 17th July
Happy holidays and well done for all your hard work at home. Here is the last 'Friday Challenge' quiz...
Thursday 16th July
A cross-curricular mini project on... DRAGONS!
Monday 13th July
Friday 10th July
Your Friday Maths Challenge ... good luck!
Thursday 9th July.
A cross-curricular mini project on 'Garden Visitors"...
Tuesday 7th July
How did you get on with last Friday's Maths Challenge? Check your answers here ...
Well done everyone!
Monday 6th July.
Maths: Litres, temperature and time.
Monday 6th July
English: Watch the short film 'The Lighthouse' and see how many activities you can complete in the activity booklet below...
Friday 3rd July
It's time for Friday Maths Challenge once again... good luck!
Thursday 2nd July
A cross-curricular mini-project on SUPERHEROES !
Monday 29th June. English.
'Talk for Writing': Read the story 'Playground Rescue' in the booklet below and complete the superhero actives. Have fun!
Monday 29th June
Friday 26th June
This week's Friday Maths Challenge!
See how well you can do. Ask for help if you need it and then check your answers next Tuesday. Good luck!!
Thursday 25th June
A cross-curricular mini project on the MOON...
Monday 22nd June.
Maths: measuring/comparing length and mass.
Monday 22nd June.
Watch the short film on 'The Catch'. Afterwards, see how many activities you can complete in the activities booklet below. Have fun!
Friday 19th June
It's Friday and, therefore, time for a maths challenge!
Have a go, ask your family for help if you need it.
I will send the answers and certificates on Tuesday... good luck and have fun!
Thursday 18th June.
Bugs and Bees mini project...
Can you name any differences between a
honey bee and a bumblebee?
Monday 15th June. English.
The Magical Teaching Box!
Read the story of Pandora's Box in the booklet below, and complete the activities. Have fun!
Learn your times tables with Percy Parker.
Watch Zog on iPlayer. Then choose from the activities below. You may choose to do more than one. Remember to share on Class Dojo.
1. Imagine that you are Zog. Write a diary entry about a day at dragon school. What did you learn today?
2. Write a school report for Zog.
3. Write a set of instructions to teach a young dragon how to fly like Zog.
4. Write a similar story showing what different creatures might learn at their own schools (e.g. a unicorn, a mermaid, a goblin)?
5. The little girl helps Zog at different points in the story. Can you find out the different items that people keep in a first aid kit? What do each of these things do?
6. Make a poster to teach the dragons (or people) about fire safety.
Who was Emmeline Pankhurst?
Learn about the life and achievements of Emmeline Pankhurst.
Maths Week beginning 4th May
Fact families addition and subtraction bonds to 20.
Who was Neil Armstrong?
Learn about his historic voyage to the Moon
Age UK Trafford
I'm sure you have heard of the amazing achievements of Captain Tom Moore who has raised £18 million for the NHS this week by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.
There may be people of a similar age to Captain Tom in our local community who are missing friends and family. It would be lovely for them to receive a letter or picture from you to brighten their day.
There is a template and further information in the attachment below.
Week Beginning: 14.4.20.
This week's maths is some work on fractions and then we begin measuring. Remember to share on Class Dojo.
White Rose Maths
We follow White Rose maths at St. Teresa's. Have a look at this week's resources. Each day there is a Powerpoint to watch and an activity to go with it. This week, we are working on fractions as we have been in class.
Welcome to Y2.
The class teachers are Ms Watkins and Mrs Jones. Ms Watkins is in class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs Jones is in class on Thursday and Friday.
Our Teaching Assistant Mrs Maskew supports in class throughout the week.