Key Stage 1 - Spider Class (Year 2) 2021 - 2022

Miss Edge

Mrs Elliott

 

Welcome to Spiders

A warm welcome to

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Summer Term 2!

Class Teacher: Miss Edge

 Teaching assistant: Mrs Elliot

Welcome back to summer term!

Nearly made it to the end of 2022!

Spellings

Weekly spellings can be found on the class dojo.

Maths

This half term in maths the children will be learning 

Length and Height

Money

Capacity and Temperature 

Children will be able to... compare, describe and solve practical problems for: lengths and heights [for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half]

mass/weight [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]

capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter]
time [for example, quicker, slower, earlier, later]
measure and begin to record the following:
lengths and heights, mass/weight, capacity and volume

Times Tables

Year 2 is where the children begin to learn their times tables and by the end of the year the children are expected to know their 2s, 5s and 10 times tables. 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables -  https://ttrockstars.com/ 

The children take part in a weekly times table quiz. The first quiz is answering x10 questions within one minute. Once completed the next level is x2 and x5 questions in 2 minutes. 

The children love the weekly quiz. 

You could also visit: 

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers 

 

English

This term we will be reading the book Goldilocks and Just the One Bear written by Leigh Hogiskinson 

We will be consolidating lots of previously taught skills and learning lots more new writing skills. 

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We will be learning this half term too...

Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form

 Use subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but)

Use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify

Add suffixes to spell longer words 

 

Our class author this half term is Oliver Jerrfers

Visit the library to read his books, log it in Go App by the end of half term and they'll be a prize and a certificate. Get going and get one of her books from our class author basket. 

Visit his website to explore more. 

 

Week 14 of Home Learning

By the end of year 2 the children are expected to be able to read and spell the above common exception words. Please practise these regularly with your child. You could use rainbow writing, write them in a pyramid, practise them in a sentence or find them in reading books.

 

Reading and Phonics 

Please read your child's Read Write Inc books daily with your child, as this will support progress in reading and phonics and build your child's confidence. Within the text there are tricky words, speedy words and comprehension questions too. Vist Oxfordowl.co.uk to access Read Write Inc books. Please record any reading in your child's online reading log on https://go-read.co.uk/parents/ so we can track and update your child's reading. 

We try and encourage our children to read for pleasure and have a passion for reading as it will stimulate their brain, grown their vocabulary and strengthen their reading ability. 

Each half term in Bumblebee class I recommend 5 reads and encourage the children to try and read all 5 by the end of the half term. If they achieve this then they'll be awarded with a certificate and a prize.

These texts are texts that adults or older siblings could read and model good fluency and expression. You could also discuss new vocabulary and ask questions about the text. 

This link is the top 100 reads in year 2. Have a look and visit your local library to explore the stories  https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-2 

 

Reading websites: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students - Oxford reading owl - Use your school login and password

https://www.storylineonline.net/ Great free resource with activities to support learning.

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/ another great reading resource with ideas. 

 

Science 
 
Our Summer topic is conducting and experimenting!Science image.png

Fun science activities for home*:

https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home

Range of games and activities*:

https://wowscience.co.uk/

Geography

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Our topic in Geography this term is

Global Village

 

PE 

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Our PE days this term are Friday. please remember to send your children in a full Darnhall Primary School PE kit.

Forest School day Wednesday.

 

Other useful links

Oxford Owl - linked to our phonics Read, Write Inc programme https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/   

Story Nory
A range of stories by classic authors as well as poems musicals and fairytales. https://www.storynory.com/archives/classic-authors 

Monkey Pen
Free downloadable children’s books in PDF format. https://monkeypen.com/pages/free-childrens-books

Free Children’s Stories  https://www.freechildrenstories.com

 

Thank you for visiting our class page, keep checking our Facebook for an update on all our amazing learning! If you need more information or have any worries please get in touch!

Miss Edge 

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Key Stage 1 - Spider Class (Year 2): Calendar items

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