Ash - Year 2
Welcome to Year 2 - Ash Class!
The teachers in year 2 are:
Mrs Deppe: Monday - Wednesday
Mrs Brooks: Thursday - Friday
The Learning Support Assistants are:
Mrs Phillips: Monday and Tuesday
Mrs Simms: Monday - Wednesday
Mrs Hutt: Wednesday
Mrs Parkin - Tuesday - Friday
Mrs Ellis: Thursday - Friday
P.E - Tuesday and Friday
Please ensure you come to school in P.E kit on those days.
Forest School and Music - Tuesday
For Forest School, please ensure you have waterproofs, wellies and warm clothing.
In English, we are basing are learning around our topic Frozen Planet. The children will be focusing on non-chronological reports this half term, using texts to support their understanding of non-chronological reports and the features they contain. They will be learning how to use commas in a list, questions marks for questions and understanding the present tense.
We use Rising Stars for our spellings from year 2. Each week the children will be learning about a different spelling rule though activities and games. Spelling rules with examples of spellings will go out in Spelling books every Wednesday, to come back in the following Tuesday. Children are not expected to learn a list of words, it's about knowing the spelling rule and thinking of words that follow this rule. We do not do spelling tests, we want them to learn how to spell these words in their writing so in their homework, if they spell any words that we've covered, please support them in spelling these correctly.
After half term we will be starting our whole class reading sessions. We will be using VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Predictions, Explain, Retrieval and Sequence) to learn how to answer comprehension questions. Each week we will focus on a different text and a particular VIPER.
We have a slot each week for library where the children are able to choose a book for pleasure and we read a story each day in class.
We aim to read with individual children as often as we can and will move children up book bands when we feel they are ready based on their word reading and comprehension skills.
We follow White Rose Maths at Long Crendon. This term we will be covering place value to 100, addition and subtraction and shape. Please find more information on White Rose website: White Rose Long Term Map
Our topics in Science this term are 'What's in You Habitat?' and 'Materials: Good Choices'
We will be answering questions such as 'what do different animals eat in their habitats?' and 'Why do animals live where they live?' in our habitats topic and ' What materials are good for a toddler's play dungarees?' and 'Which is the bounciest ball?' in our materials topic.
We will be learning about superhero women in History this half term. We will be learning about a different female each week and learning about what they did and why they are significant.
RE is taught by Mrs Duffy on a Friday.
PE is on Tuesday and Friday is taught by Mrs Finlay
PSHE and Citizenship
This half term our topic is Being Me and next half term is Celebrating differences.
Art and DT
This half term year 2 are learning about sliders and leavers.
Forest School is taught by Mrs Simons on Tuesday afternoon, every other week (see timetable above).
Music is taught by Mr Lee on Tuesday afternoon every other week (see timetable above).
Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home
Our experience has shown us that the support children get from home has a positive impact on their learning. We hope you find the below information useful.
See below for useful websites:
We are always happy to discuss anything with parents and carers to help to support children in learning or to provide pastoral support. If you would like to meet, please contact the office to arrange this.