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Welcome to our Year 2 class

 

Welcome  to Year 2. The class teacher is called Mrs Lilley and the teaching assistant  is called Mrs Riley.

 

We are a happy class of 30 children. We work hard  and love to gain certificates and stickers for our merit charts.

 

Our PE days are Tuesday afternoon and a Wednesday morning.We need a PE kit in school everyday.

 

Please bring book bags to school everyday as we read and change reading books  as often  as possible.

We also enjoy practising our spellings and playing maths games at home using Active Learn and the Purple Mash website. We will also be using a new website called  Spag. com. to practice our punctuation and grammar.

 

We are working towards our Year 2 SAT s and practice everyday. 

This autumn term's topic is called Bears, Bamboo and the Bumble bee. It is a cross-curricular topic based on the Year 2 science curriculum.

 

Also every child has been given a password for Spag.com. This is in the cover of their reading record book. This is an interactive programme for children to assess at home their spelling,punctuation and grammar work.

Homework

 

Daily Reading

Children need to read their reading scheme book at home on a daily basis to support their progress. Re-reading books is essential for developing reading fluency and understanding when discussing the text.

 

Active Learn

Children will be set maths Active Learn homework throughout the year. Please let Mrs Lilley if you are unable to access these games at home.

There are 166 Year 1 and 176 Year 2 games available for allocation on the Active Learn website.

 

Purple Mash

Purple Mash Online Homework and Educational Games

 

Spellings

Children are taught to practise their spellings using the method: Read > Write > Cover > Check.

Spellings will be sent home every Monday for children to learn. Set spellings will then be assessed in a spelling quiz on Mondays.

 

Spelling Levels

Children will continue to get the opportunity this year to demonstrate their knowledge of spelling high frequency words in Year 2. Children will be awarded certificates for the relevant phase if they score 100% in an assessment quiz in class.

You can support your child's progress through these spelling levels by downloading the phase word grids and practising the words they find tricky at home. Please follow the link below.

Spellings Grids

 

Spelling and Grammar

Year 2 children use a personal login to access spelling and grammar activities on the SPaG.com website. Completing set activities on this website will support the children in their progress towards the expected standard in the end of key stage assessment.

Information about the SATS  2018

 

SATS

Children will complete SATS assessments in 2018. Please download and read the document below to find out more about the purpose and focus of these assessments.

SATS Information for Parents.pdf

 

Phonics

The children will continue to have daily phonics lessons this year as they continue their development through the phases outlined in the document, Letters and Sounds.

Phonics lessons in Year 2 will extend beyond this knowledge, with increasing focus on developing age-appropriate confidence in applying different grammar rules.

 

Phonics Check

Children who scored below the threshold mark in June 2017 will complete the phonics check assessment again in June 2018. Checking out the video link and looking at the 2015 example will give you a clear understanding of the format of this assessment.

Phonics Check Assessment Guidance

Phonics Check 2015.pdf

Welcome back to the Summer Term. Our topic this term is about Plants.

Summer term planning-Plants

Term 4 has started. Chocolate By Design will be joining us on Tuesday the 13th March for a fun day of history and science. The children will learn how to make chocolate and bring some samples home. Please look out for the letter.  

Easter Egg Competition

All of Year 1 and Year 2 have enjoyed their Chocolate By Design day. Tuesday 13th March

World Book Day finally arrived at school, Thursday 15th March

Year 2 science and D/T testing the strength of their bridge structures with weights.

It is now our spring term. Year 2 will be doing their class assembly about stories by the same author.

The children have been told to wear casual clothes, possibly  something with yellow in it.

See you there.

Thank you for attending the Year 2 assembly today Friday 12th January.  All the children enjoyed their Roald Dahl work. We  hope  you enjoyed it too. Enjoy the photos. 

and some more in case you missed it...................

We are all looking forward to attending the festival of gymnastics at Eckington School  on the 1st of February. Please remember your PE kits.

Welcome back to Autumn term 2. This term the children will be taught by our two Sheffield Hallam University teaching students , Mrs Sams and Miss Hawley.

This terms  cross curricular topic is called Fighting Fit.

Christmas Fair -- December 1st

 

Please remember to come and visit us  at our Christmas Fair. The children have all been busy making their Christmas craft. This will be on sale in the school hall on Friday afternoon. Please support your child and the school.

See you there.

Our Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas Concert 2017. Hope you enjoy our photos!

Year 2 have been working hard in class

Latest News !    Year 2 are really looking forward to their experience with the Owl  Keeper on Monday 2nd October. They have been busy finding out information about these birds.

Did you know there are over 200 different types of owls ?

Do you know what a group of owls is called?

Wednesday 11th October Year 2 had a visit from Cbeebies. We watched their Rhyme Rocket show in the hall.


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