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 Spring term! Our topic of focus this term is Africa.
Here is a copy of our medium-term plan. It covers what we will be covering thoughout the first half of our Spring 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 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 fractions on a number line. In particular, halves, quarters and thirds.
Below is a video explaining how to do this:
Support with Literacy Homework
This week we have been on an amazing trip to Colchester Zoo and we are now writing diary entries about the day, using conjunctions.
Below is a copy of the word mat we use in class:
This month in Hedgehogs
We have had a wonderful month here in the Hedgehogs class! In Literacy, we have been focusing on the story of ‘Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion.’ We are now beginning to create our own version of Little Red Riding Hood. We recently created our own versions of the character, with one pupil transforming the big, bad wolf into a big, bad rhino! In Maths, we have recently moved on to the fantastic world of Fractions, identifying them in everyday objects, showing how the groups are all equal and uncovering them in amounts! On Friday, it will be our class assembly. We are so excited about sharing our work with you, we have practised really hard for this! Finally, next Thursday is our wild school trip to Colchester Zoo. We are super excited for this, and look forward to sharing what we learn with you!
We will soon be writing our retellings of Little Red Riding Hood. We've had some phenomenal ideas so far!
Within Maths, we will soon be moving on to properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Within Science, our topic continues to focus around 'Animals including Humans,' where we will be looking into a variety of ways to stay healthy. Furthermore, within our Monday PE lessons we are continuing to practise a variety of skills using equipment such as: bats, balls and beanbags.
Our topic for this term is Africa. During the topic, we will be looking at the physical and human features of Africa, it's wildlife and we will even explore some of the aspects of Ancient Egypt! On Thursday 8th March, we will be heading to Colchester Zoo to finish off our topic, taking part in an exciting 'African Animals' workshop in the afternoon!
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: Growth Mindset, Water Aid and Easter.