Year 2

Welcome to the year 2 class page. The year 2 teacher is Miss Auster who is supported by Mrs Russell (Monday & Tuesday) and Mrs Edmunds (Wednesday – Friday).

Home learning

Please click on the link for the year 2 home learning grid:

Year 2 home-learning grid

Links related to the grid:

Comparing Books Venn Diagram Template

SPaG Mat 4 SPaG Mat 6 SPaG Mat 3 SPaG Mat 5 SPaG Mat 2 SPaG Mat 1

Snakes and Ladders with 2, 3 and 5 Times Tables Board Game

Bend, stretch, squash and squeeze science template

SATs Papers:

Past maths papers

Past Reading Papers

See the side bar for extra links and resources that you may find useful.

Our Spring 2 topic is: Fire! Fire!

Please click the link for our topic web:Fire! Fire! Topic Web 2020

Topics can evolve differently to what is on the topic web if children have a particular interest in a certain area linked. We aim to link all areas of our learning to our topic.

Homework Grid for this term: Fire! Fire! – Spring 2 Homework Grid

Spring Term Master Timetable:Year 2 Spring Term Master Timetable

Our Spring 1 topic is: Rumble in the Jungle

Please click the link for our topic web:Rumble in the Jungle Topic Web

Topics can evolve differently to what is on the topic web if children have a particular interest in a certain area linked. We aim to link all areas of our learning to our topic.

Homework Grid for this term: Rumble in the Jungle Homework Grid

Spring Term Master Timetable: Year 2 Spring Term Master Timetable

Our Autumn 2 topic is: Frozen Planet

Please click the link for our topic web: Frozen Planet Topic Web 2019

Topics can evolve differently to what is on the topic web if children have a particular interest in a certain area linked. We aim to link all areas of our learning to our topic.

Homework Grid for this term: Frozen Planet Homework

Our Autumn 1 topic is: Superheroes

Please click the link for our topic web: Superheroes Topic Web.

Topics can evolve differently to what is on the topic web if children have a particular interest in a certain area linked. We aim to link all areas of our learning to our topic.

Useful Links

General:

Free home-education resources – Lots of links on this website that relate to lots of different areas of the curriculum.

Collins SATs Workbooks

Twinkl resources – This guide will show you how to access Twinkl for free

Year 2 Practical Ideas

Other links for your information:

Online safety at home for ages 5-7

Online safety at home activity 2 for ages 5-7

Online safety at home activity 3 for ages 5-7

Online safety at home activity 4 for ages 5-7

English (including reading, writing, SPaG):

Year 2 grammar guide for parents

Year 2 Writing – Non-negotiables Year 2 writing non-negotiables  These are the things we expect to see in writing by the end of year 2.

How to support your child with reading

Year 2 suggested reading list – A great website with lots of fabulous books suitable for year 2. If you are looking for inspiration, have a look on here.

Year 2 Spelling Curriculum Overview An overview of all the spelling rules we will be covering this year.

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

Spelling Guide for parents

Phonics Play Games There are some free games for each phase you can play at home.

More phonics games

Spelling and grammar games Games linked to the KS1 spelling and grammar curriculum.

English Games There are some great games for spelling, punctuation, reading and writing in the 5-7 year old tab and some suitable games in the 7-11 tab as well.

More English games

Maths and English games linked to the curriculum

Classroom Secrets SPaG and Reading Pack

Maths:

Bubbles Multiples – A very popular maths game linked to learning multiples of numbers

Maths and English games linked to the curriculum

Times Tables Games In year 2 we are learning our 2x 5x and 10x tables

Classroom Secrets Maths Pack

Computing:

Hour of Code – coding activities

Other links for your information:

Year 2 Spelling Curriculum Overview An overview of all the spelling rules we will be covering this year.

Year 2 suggested reading list – A great website with lots of fabulous books suitable for year 2. If you are looking for inspiration, have a look on here.

Forest School Blog: Click here to see what Year 2 have been up to at Forest School this term.

Useful Information

Homework

Homework is set on Friday and are expected back latest, the following Wednesday. Children will have a grid of activities related to our topic, which they can choose from.

Spotty the Jaguar’s Diary

For Christmas, Walnut Class received a subscription to WWF and have adopted a jaguar. They have named him Spotty. Spotty the toy jaguar will be coming home with each of the children along with his diary. Children will not need to do the grid homework on the week they have Spotty but instead need to write his diary for him, sticking in photos and writing about what he gets up to over the week.

Reading

Reading a little bit every night is beneficial for your child’s learning not only in reading but in their writing too. Please write in their reading record when they read and if a book is finished.

When a book needs changing, your child can put it and their reading record in the ‘reading books to change’ box. One of us will check the diary and change the book and it will be handed out at the end of the day. As children become more fluent readers, they will be asked to choose their own books however their diaries still need to be handed in in the morning before this happens.

Spelling

A new spelling rule is taught each week and then example words and the rule will be sent home in spelling books to reinforce at home. Spellings are taught for writing, so we do not expect the children just to learn a list of words. We would like them to understand the rule and be able to apply that to words they come across when they are writing. Spelling rules will be sent out on Wednesday. We will have a quick spelling recap every Monday on the spellings from the week before.

Forest School

As forest school is first thing on a Tuesday morning, it would be helpful for them to come dressed in their kit with their uniform in a bag. We will then send the kit back home at the end of the day for the following week. Wellies can stay at school on their pegs.

PE

PE will be on a Tuesday and either Monday or Thursday however please make sure kit is in all week.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is used to positively reward good choices in school. Children can earn points which they can then bank in for prizes. It will also be used as a whole class reward. When the class reach each multiple of 100, they will get to choose a treat.