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Year 2

Who are we? 

There are two classes in Year 2:

The two classes are 2HW (Mrs Honeybourne and Mrs Watson) and 2K (Miss King). We are also joined by our teaching assistants who are Mrs Potts and Mrs Richardson

Parent Information Pack of Home Activities

 

This half term our RE Big Question is 'Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?'

We will learn: 
  • To understand values, identifying how you have to make your own choices in life.
  • To re-tell Bible stories that show kindness.
  • To explore how this makes Christians behave towards other people.
  • To explain how actions affect others.

 

 

This half term our Geography topic is 'Our World'.

We will learn about: 

 

  • our local area of Fairford Leys looking at the human and physical features.
  • the UK and its capital cities and compare to a non-European countries.
  • name and locate the world's seven continents and five oceans.

This half term our Science topic is 'Plants':

We will: 

  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
  • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
 

 

This half term our PE topic is 'Fundamentals of Movement':

We will develop our:

  • fundamental skills of agility, balance and coordination.
  • ability to reflect on performance.
  • and improve our fitness.
  • engagement in new sports and activities.

 

This half term our Art topic is 'Colour and Shading':

We will learn how:

  • To explore ideas and collect visual information
  • To identify primary colours
  • To mix primary colours to create secondary colours
  • To take inspiration from the artist Mondrian 
  • To develop our sketching and shading skills 

 

 

This half term our Computing topic is 'IT around us':

We will learn how:

  • To identify examples of computers
  • To explain the purpose of information technology
  • To explain how information technology helps people

 

 

 
 

 

 

What you need to know

PE

Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure PE kits are in on those days. 

 

  • White t-shirt/ school PE shirt or house shirt;
  • Dark shorts;
  • Dark joggers and sweatshirt;
  • Trainers.

 

Forest School                                                                                           

Our Forest School session will take place every other week on Tuesday

On these days children will be expected to come into school in appropriate clothing with their legs covered and trainers that they can get muddy.  

 

Our Forest School sessions are: 

 

Tuesday 20th September

Tuesday 4th October

Tuesday 18th October

 

 

DRINKS/SNACKS

It is important that you are hydrated so please remember to bring in a water bottle. Break time fruit is provided. 

 

HOMEWORK

A homework grid is sent home at the beginning of each half term containing 9 activities linked to our learning that half term to choose from. Please complete one homework a week and send it in to be marked. 

         

Homework books are sent home every Friday and are expected back by the following Wednesday.

 

 

READING                                          

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” Dr. Seuss. 

 

We would like you to encourage your child to read at home every day. Please ensure that your child has their reading record in their book bag each day. Children change their book each week. 

A useful website to help you find appropriate books to read is:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-2-pupils-ks1-age-6-7/

 

READING EGGS

In Year 2, we would like all children to participate with our fun and interactive Reading Eggs programme both at home and at school. All children should be encouraged to enjoy 30 minutes of Reading Eggs at home every week, including one reading lesson. Please feel free to extend your learning for even longer! Your teacher will be able to see all of your hard work. Play games, complete puzzles, read stories, write your own stories and complete reading and spelling lessons all whilst earning awards and styling your own Reading Egg character. 

 

You will find your login details in your green homework book. Quick, log in now to start the fun! 

For more information follow the link below to our Reading Eggs page on our website. 
Information about Phonics Screening for Parents

Curriculum content and photos:

Transition from Year 1 to Year 2 for 2022/23

Phonics and Literacy in Year 2 presentation

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

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