Welcome to Year 2!
Summer 2, 2018
Welcome back! We hope that you all enjoyed your half term break and that your child is ready to continue their learning with another exciting topic.
Our theme this half term is ‘Who will win?’
Which is your favourite football team? Why?
Who do you think will win this year’s World Cup?
A copy of the letter to parents can be found here.
Friday 8th June 2018 – Class Photos
Friday 15th June 2018 – Canon Popham’s Got Talent @ 6pm
Wednesday 27th or Thursday 28th June 2018 – Sports day
Saturday 30th June 2018 – Summer Fayre @ 12pm
Wednesday 18th July 2018 – KS1 Pride in Our Learning afternoon @ 3pm
Friday 20th July 2018 – School breaks up for the summer @ 3:30pm
Children need to bring their P.E. kits on Monday to be kept in school until Friday. Year 2 will have their P.E. sessions on Mondays.
On this days can you please ensure that long hair is tied back and that earrings are not worn.
It would also be helpful to label your child’s PE kit with their name.
Reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Please make a record of every time your child reads because if they read 20 times within a month, they will receive a golden ticket.
Key Stage 1 parents who help their child to read 20 times a month will be entered into a monthly prize draw.
Oxford Owl Library (The library is a fantastic e-book resource, you just need to register your e-mail on the site to access a range of books for free)
Weekly spellings will be given out on Tuesdays. Your child will be tested on a selection of these the following Monday.
Also during the week, your child will complete a short dictation exercise containing the weekly spellings.
Please support your child at home by helping your child learn their weekly spellings.
Below are some games to help your child develop their phonic skills.
|Deep Sea Phonics||Dragons Den||Buried Treasure||Obb & Bob|
|Learn to Read||Spelling||BBC Words and Pictures|
Below are links to some of the sites which the children enjoy learning from.
|Sentence building||Past tense||Nouns||Spelling|
|Sentences||Prefixes and Suffixes||Word types|
The Canon Popham Times Table Challenge
We are continuing with the school ‘Times Tables Challenge’ award system to encourage the children to learn their times tables. In Year 2, the children need to learn their tables (multiplication and division facts and missing digit questions) to achieve awards for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
This half term we will be studying stories with a familiar theme, such as Cinderboy and Billy Bonkers and the wacky World Cup. We will also be writing our own football themed poems, using a range of similes, rhyme and repeated language.
Take a look at the BBC Bitesize Literacy for KS1 website for some fun things to do.
This half term we will be learning about measurement, mass, capacity and temperature. In addition, we will be using all our mathematical skills when exploring maths investigations.
If you have any questions about these areas of Maths please come and speak to me.
Once again Year 1 and Year 2 children will be working closely together and our topic this half term is ‘Who will win?’
We will be learning about football and the World Cup. We will look at countries which have hosted the World Cup and compare them with others. We will learn about past and current famous footballers both male and female.
Creative activities include designing football kits and trophies as well as making trophies with clay.
We are continuing with our topic approach to homework this year and in addition to their reading book, weekly spellings and maths homework, children must also complete at least 1 homework project based upon our topic. Your child will receive their homework sheet on the first week back this half term.
Topic homework will be shared during our Pride In Our Learning session on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at 3pm.
Each of the projects have been designed to allow children to develop their creative and critical thinking skills. Remember that you can work with your child on homework and it’s a fun activity to do with your child. We hope you enjoy completing some of these homework projects with your children.
Our curriculum page for Year 2 can be found here.
Please provide your child with a labelled water bottle to take outside during playtimes.
We also advise that you ensure all your child’s school clothing is clearly labelled too as well as making sure that your child does not bring toys from home into school. This would be greatly appreciated.
As always thank you for your continued support. It really makes a difference to your child’s learning and if you have any questions or comments please feel free to speak to us at any time.
Mrs Milnes and Mrs Margetts