Year 2 2023 - 2024

Miss Emerton

Year 2 Teacher


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Year 2 2023-2024

Miss Emerton

Year 2 Teacher

 

Welcome to Year Two.

On this page, information related to your child’s learning, upcoming events and special achievements will be posted.

If you have any questions or worries, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email at: semerton@walesprimary.co.uk and I will get back to you ASAP within the working hours.

Thankyou in advance for your support.

Miss Emerton.

PE

PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct P.E. kit: Black/navy shorts/jogging bottoms, white T-shirt, black/navy sweatshirt or hoodie. 

Please make sure your child has a water bottle filled with fresh water everyday and appropriate footwear and coats, weather dependent.

Reading

Your child will be bringing home a phonics based reading book that is matched to their phonics ability, plus a reading log. There needs to be at least three instances of reading at home recorded in the log, which needs to be signed by an adult. This is a vital aspect of your child’s learning and will support their writing and spelling skills. Each week your child will move their ‘Reading Rocket’ around the planet in a race to reach the finish line by the end of the half term. Children who successfully reach the finish line within this time will receive a reward.

It is very important that they practice reading their school book as much as possible. Sounding out and blending the phonemes in words and spotting those non-decodable words (tricky words) will develop their fluency and therefore open up a wider range of books that they can enjoy by themselves.

Your child will be listened to read and assessed once a week, in which their book may be changed, if appropriate to do so. Teachers may not change a book if they are not reading their current book fluently. Please continue to read to your child, it is important that children hear a range of texts, to develop their love and curiosity for reading. Can I please ask that reading logs and books are returned to school on a Monday to ensure that we can change books.

Maths Homework Menu

Each half term the children will receive a maths homework menu. This includes: times tables, key maths objectives, arithmetic questions and advised online learning websites. The children should practice these each week. However, this does not require children to bring in any evidence of this, therefore we do not have homework books. This is just a guide of what the children can be working on at home.

Autumn 2 focus is: Time and Shape.

Spring 1 focus is: Money and Shape.

Spring 2 focus is: Recapping Money, Time & Shape.

Summer 1 focus is: Recapping Money, Time, Shape & Addition/Subtraction.

Summer 2 focus is: Overview of the year.

Please see the Maths Homework Sheet in 'Files to download' for details.

Weekly Spelling List

Your child will be given 10 spellings to practice at home each week. These spellings will include a new spelling rule and a range of Year 2 Common Exception Words that will be sent home on a Monday. These will be taught and practiced in school time, however it is encouraged that these are also covered at home. Your child will be tested on these words every Friday. Please see Spelling Lists in 'Files to Download.'

Word of the Week

Each week in class there will be a chosen ‘word of the week’. This word will discussed in class and used within conversations. Please support your child to find out the word meaning and write a definition of this word in their reading record books. There is a specific page for ‘word of the week’, this is located towards the back of the reading record book.

Online Games

Your child will have a Numbots login to practice number skills such as addition and subtraction facts, counting and place Value. Phonics Play is also an interactive game where the children can access their phonics phase games and practice the segmenting and blending of phonemes.

Themed Learning

Autumn 1 – Castles

Please see the Knowledge Organiser in ‘Files to Download’ for subject details.

We will be looking at different parts of a castle and how we can construct our own castles.

We will use the story ‘King Jack and the Dragon’ and ‘Norman the Knight Gets a Fright!’ to support the children’s learning in writing stories.

Spellings - Autumn 1 Spellings list is located in 'Files to Download' (A1 Spellings)

 

Autumn 2 - Toys

Please see the Knowledge Organiser in 'Files to Download' for subject details.

We will be looking at a range of toys from different time periods. This will allow the children to understand how and why toys have changed over time.

We will also be using the following texts to support our learning in English: 'The Old Toy Room', 'Lost in the Toy Museum' and 'Traction Man.'

Spellings - Autumn 2 Spellings list is located in 'Files to Download' (A2 Spellings).

 

Christmas

12 Days of Christmas - Each day for 12 days we will be doing a different christmas activity, these all vary depending on classes, please find the Y2 12 Days of Christmas document in 'Files to Download'

 

Spring 1 - Me and My World

Please see the Knowledge Organiser in ‘Files to Download’ for subject details.

We will be thinking about how we can look after ourselves and our world.

We will use several books to support the children’s learning about our topic.

Spellings - Spring 1 Spellings list is located in 'Files to Download' (Sp 1 Spellings)

 

Spring 2 - Food Glorious Food

Please see the Knowledge Organiser in ‘Files to Download’ for subject details.

We will be thinking about a balanced diet and the importance of food and how glorious it can be!

We will use several books to support the children’s learning about our topic.

Spellings - Spring 2 Spellings list is located in 'Files to Download' (Sp 2 Spellings)

 

Summer 1 - Under the Sea

Please see the Knowledge Organiser in ‘Files to Download’ for subject details.

We will be thinking about animals that live under the sea, how litter can impact our oceans and hhow to protect our animals and our plant!

We will use several books to support the children’s learning about our topic, as well as our visit to The Deep!

Spellings - Summer 1 Spellings list is located in 'Files to Download' (Sum 1 Spellings)

 

Summer 2 - Traditional Tales

Please see the Knowledge Organiser in ‘Files to Download’ for subject details.

This half term we will be focusing on 'Traditional Tales'. We will explore why these are so popular, how these are different to our books today and what the message behind these are.

We will use several books including: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and a modern day twist on Humpty Dumpty - After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty got back up again.

 

Spellings - Summer 2 Spellings list is located in 'Files to Download' (Sum 2 Spellings)

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Emerton and Mrs Brumby.

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