Welcome to Year 2!
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
Welcome to the Summer term! Our topic of focus this term is the Great Fire of London.
Key Weekly Information
PE - Monday 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 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. :)
Support with Numeracy Homework
This week we have been focusing on adding two 2-digit numbers within 100.
Below is a screenshot showing the two methods we have been using:
Support with Literacy Homework
This week we have been focusing on the Great Fire of London, in particular Samuel Pepys. We have also pretended to be Samuel Pepys and have been interviewed by our friends!
Below are some examples of questions you could ask a member of your family or a friend:
This month in Hedgehogs
We have had an incredibly busy month and a half here in the Hedgehogs’ class! In Literacy, we have written our own helpful instructions about how to become a superhero, and are currently writing informative information leaflet about the Great Fire of London. In Maths, we have been revising some of our key skills, such as reading the time on an analogue clock and reading scales using different measurements. We also took part in a reasoning treasure hunt recently! Some of the problems were quite tricky, but we successfully worked in teams to solve them.
Last Friday, we had a phenomenal celebration. We wore our best suits and dresses in order to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We celebrated by watching a fantastic performance of the Royal Wedding by Year 6 and then having an amazing feast with our class – thank you for all of the food donations! During the week, we prepared by writing poems about Love, creating our own wedding hats and decorating paper chains to place around the wedding ceremony.
Although our official S.A.Ts programme has ended, we have now been given some tricky follow-up tasks to complete after half-term. I have been told there will be a lot of Science and writing about a variety of topics involved! I must remind you though, it is still TOP SECRET!
Have a beautiful break, Hedgehogs. You have been fantastic for Summer 1. :)
This is going to be a super busy term for our Secret Agents in Training. We will soon be looking at the Science challenges that have been left for us to complete!
Our topic for this term will continue to be the Great Fire of London. During the topic, we will be continue to explore London in the past and the life of Samuel Pepys.
Every Monday afternoon, we carry out Circle Time during our PSHE sessions. During the lesson, we are be focusing on a variety of themes, such as: Growth Mindset and Friendships. We are also completing the Daily Mile now, which has already made us more focused in class!
It's quite hard to believe, but the Hedgehogs will soon be moving up to Year 3! In the weeks to come, they will have the fantastic opportunity to meet their new teacher and complete some exciting activities with them. Parents and carers will also be offered the chance to meet their new teacher in the weeks to come!