St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Welcome to Year 2

This year we have two straight year 2 classess owing to the larger year 1 cohort. The year 2 classes are:

Willow and Apple

You can click on the class names to find out information specific to the class. This web page shows what we are learning, class news and some useful links.

 In Class we are learning...

Termly Overview Term 1 Year 1-2 (4) by stmarys on Scribd

Literacy

At the start of Term 1 children will be focusing on revisiting basics of writing including spelling and punctuation.  We will also be focusing on learning cursive (joined) handwriting.  Your child will have been given practise sheets to work on over summer.  

In class we will look at easy and tricky letters and words (grouped by the difficulty to join). Children may be given sheets to practise at home and we would really appreciate your support in helping your child with these.  We will be providing you with information about how to log on to Letter-join at home on your computer or tablet.

In Term 1 children will also be looking at traditional tales.  During this unit children work on using expanded noun phrases (description) and a range of punctuation (.,!?).

 

Mathematics

Week beginning 2nd October - 2 weeks

Multiplication and division

We are learning to:

 - Recognise the mathematical symbols used in multiplication and division.

- Multiply using objects, arrays, bar models, counting in steps and number lines.

- Divide using practical objects and sharing onto 'plates'.

- Doubling and halving.

- Adding and subtracting ten fro a given number.

- Solving multiplication and division word problems.

 

Computing

(Term 1) Skills-based termChildren will focus on: -logging on-saving items-searching on the internet-typing skills-word processing skillsEach lesson will also begin with an e-safety themed question that will form a short 5- minute discussion with the children or it will form the focus of the lesson, along with the skills set above.  

Theme

This term our theme is all about animals.

Children will be focusing on grouping animals in different ways.  They will use the words:

Mammal, amphibian, reptile, fish, bird, insect, omnivore, herbivore, carnivore. 

Children will also learn about food chains and label animals and humans. 

 

Religious Education

Is it possible to be kind to everyone all the time?We are learning to re-tell Bible stories that show kindness, and to explore how this makes Christians behave towards other people.

SEAL

New Beginnings 

Value 

Thankfulness

For activities at home, here are some websites you may find useful: 

Here are some websites to practise literacy activities with your child at home.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/ - Lots of great activities based on building sentences, connectives, punctuation and more. 

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html - Spellings games

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm - Loads of activities divided into Grammar games (for practicing using a range of words in writing) and Punctuation games (for using a range of punctuation in the correct places).

http://languagearts.k12flash.com/index.html - A selection of games for practically every area of Literacy!

We also have a range of word mats that we use in class, click on the red words to open the mats.  You can use these at home to help develop your childs language.  You could give them an opener, an adjective and/or a connective to put into their own sentence, talk about the meaning of unknown words or challenge them to change their sentences using more interesting words   

Here are some useful websites for practising maths activities with your children at home

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/fun-activities/ - Lots of fun activities set for different age groups.http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/numbers/chi.shtml - Good for addition and subtraction.http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/ - Good for recognising numbers, ordering, and printables.http://www.mathplayground.com/ - Good timed flashcards for addition/subtraction.http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ -Lots of activities for different areas of maths.http://www.skillstrainer.co.uk/ - You need to register for this site but it is free. There are good addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/puzzlemaths/games_menu.shtml - Good number problems playing around with addition/subtraction.http://uk.ixl.com/math/years - Good for a huge variety of skills and focused for different year groups.http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/flash/stage7.shtml (Keyboard Typing)  

Reading and spellings 

We have put together some questions which can be used when talking about books with your child at home.  These will help to develop their understanding of the text.  We have grouped these into Questions for developing readers, Questions for reading and Questions for more able readers. click here to see the spellings page. -  If you would like more books to read at home, you can access many different fiction and non-fiction texts by following this link :http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Library/Index/?AgeGroup=4.  Please also remember that we do have books which children can take one of at a time, these are found in our class and are levelled by colour.