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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

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Welcome to the page of the happy, helpful and hard-working hedgehogs! On this page you will find key information about our curriculum and our classroom. We will also be sharing some of our learning with you so please come back to visit to see what is new!

Staff in Year 2

Class Teacher - Miss Emily Nicholson

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Elaine Moir and Mrs Nicola Kiernan

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Curriculum

At the moment, we are still focusing on a range of key explorers, but will move on to focusing on how Christmas is celebrated around the world in December!

Here is a copy of our medium-term plan. It covers what we will be covering thoughout the second half of our Autumn term as Year 2! Please check back regularly for any updates.

Key Weekly Information

PE - Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Children will need named shorts, t-shirts, tracksuits and pumps or trainers as this may be indoors or outside.

 

Reading- At Icknield Primary School, we like to make sure every child has the opportunity to read with their teacher, at least once a week. Hedgehogs are given this opportunity to do this during their Guided Reading sessions.

 

Here is a copy of a typical class timetable for Year 2, although this can be subject to change.

Homework

Homework is now sent out every Thurday via Parentmail. Please ensure your children are given opportunities to practise their spellings and number facts during the week. On Thursdays, the class are quizzed on their spellings and on Friday they are quizzed on their number facts. Results are sent home in their yellow books. Please ensure these are returned to us by the following Thursday.

 

Reading at Home

Reading records should be signed by an adult regularly. Reading diaries are checked every Friday.

It does not only need to be their school reading book that is jotted down, we love to read about all of the different sorts of texts the children have been reading throughout the week. These could include: magazines, comic books, recipes and many more. The possibilities are endless!

 

When reading with your child, it can be easy to become a little uncertain about what to question them on within their book! The document below contains a huge variety of questions based on the reading domains we use in class, and can assist your child to be able to read a book at a level of greater depth. A hard copy of this document was also sent home to you all.

Support Materials for Learning at Home

Each week, video clips or similar resources will be provided to help children with their Maths and English learning. :)

 

Numeracy

This week we have been finding number bonds to 100 using our knowledge of number bonds to 10. We used blank number lines to help us solve these problems.

 

Below is a demonstration of how we did this:

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Literacy

Below is the video we watched during the week to help us describe Remembrance Day and the war. This is a very powerful video, so I highly recommend a watch!

BBC Poppies animation

A BBC Children's remembrance animation. Poppies sees war as experienced by the animal inhabitants of a WW1 battlefield. Visit us at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Awesome Antarctica! | Antarctica Ep4

Subscribe to Earth Touch now for more amazing nature http://goo.gl/thjT7W Land ahoy! Seasickness & mild hypothermia forgotten, the Earth Touch crew finally gets to explore Antarctica & glimpse the day-to-day lives of the animals that inhabit this incredibly harsh environment (look out for nest thievery & penguin highways).

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What are we learning at the moment?

We are currently finishing off our topic about Antarctica, and will soon begin to have a look at other explorers. In addition, we are now focussing on the alternative story of Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack and the Baked Beanstalk, and will soon be writing instructions about how to grow your own beanstalk! In Maths, we are continuing to work on our reasoning skills for addition and subtraction.

 

What Next

We will soon be focusing on the story, Super Happy Magic Forest, where five individuals become unlikely heroes. While reading this book, we will be writing our own settings descriptions, using some incredibly exciting adjectives!

 

Within Maths, we will be continue to focus on topics surrounding Addition and Subtraction, but will eventually move on to a focus on Measurement. Within Science, our topic continues to focus around 'Living Things and their Habitats,' where we will be looking into a variety of different habitats and food chains. Furthermore, within our Monday PE lessons we are continuing to practise a variety of skills using equipment such as: bats, balls and beanbags.

 

Every Monday morning, we carry out Circle Time during our PSHE sessions. During the lesson, we are be focusing on a variety of themes, such as: Remembrance Day, Anti-Bullying and Advent. Furthermore, within RE our lessons will focus around 'Places in Christianity' for this half-term.

 

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