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 - Mr Hinde
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Jones
Our topic for Autumn 1 is All about me.
We are conscious of the time that your child has spent away from a school environment and will endeavour to provide a safe, engaging and fun environmnent. The focus will very much be on well-being and making sure that children are as happy as possible.We will also try to be physically active and work outside as much as possible.I hope to provide the opportunity for children to express theirselves and build up their confidence. We will be recapping on the fundamentals across all subject areas while discretely ascertaining any gaps and next step requirements. The children will be recapping on phonics and we will link this in with spelling and reading.
Long term plan is attached. Please note this is subject to change.
All Summer 2 Home Learning Incl. Moving Up Booklets and Guidance
Key Weekly Information
PE - Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. We are also having fun fitness sessions this term on a Wednesday. We are aiming to have all sessions outside and would like children to dress in suitable,comfortable clothing for all weathers. Children are (currently) to come to school in their PE kit with trainers. Due to high number of days, we do not expect full school PE kit but attire such as tracksuit bottoms, t-shirts, shorts (if hot), jumper and preferably rain resistant jacket. Please use your judgement.
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. Currently, Hedgehogs are given this opportunity to do this during whole class Reading sessions and we will aim to read 1to1 when the conditions allow.
Reading books will go home and we will look to change these on a Friday. Please, ask your child to inform the staff if they require a book change.
Here is a copy of this terms timetable for Year 2, although this can be subject to change.
I am very conscious of the children settling back into the new school routine. Well-being is paramount and we are focusing on recapping on the basics. Inevitably, there are gaps in a good majority of the children's learning. We will endeavour to discretely analyse these and will do our very best to fill this gaps alongside new learning. There are varying views on homework but I view them as a good opportunity to consolidate or extend learning. It also can be used as a good tool to work on areas that your children may need practise in. I will keep parents and carers posted but am some stage, I will be sending optional homework home. While, I completely understand that life is busy, support at home is paramount in your childs development. Any help (little and often) will definately make a difference.
Reading at Home
Reading records should be signed by an adult regularly. Ideally, reading diaries are checked every week but due to Covid guidelines, this may not be possible. Please DOJO Mr hinde, if you have any queries regarding your child's reading. It is very important to hear if you feel that the texts are too challenging or maybe, not challenging enough!
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.
This term in Hedgehogs
Autumn term 2020
Maths is taught in blocks as per the school scheme. We use the WhiteRose scheme of works and this term it has introduce a recovery programme that helps recap on missed learning and gaps in year 1 while introducing some year 2 concepts.
Blocks of work are as follows:
Number and place value
Subtraction and addition
This half term we will recap our Write Stuff scheme of work with a focus on word and then sentence formation
The moto for our writing will continue to be THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT!
In order for a child to write something, they need to be able to say it. Our work will always try to relate to life experiences such as to make it more appealing to your child. They are more likely to write about something that they have done or been involved in then to something they have no experience of.
Please practice writing simple words and sentences where possible. Maybe you could keep a diary, write a wish list, weekly chores for rewards, etc.
It is still fundamental to have those building blocks of using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops!! These are the foundations for the children as they progress through their school life.
Geography- Locational language and directions.
Science- Outdoor learning_ materials
PSHE- Mindfulness and Staying Safe.
Art- Drawing using different techniques and resources.
PE- Fundamentals, athletics and fitness.
SPAG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar)
Year 1 and 2 spelling patterns- Spellingplay.co.uk
Focus on letter formation and introduce concept of lead outs and lead ins (pre requisite to joined writing)
Phase 3 , 4 and 5 focus.
Recap on alien words and phonics check material.
Please see the medium term plan (MTP) for what we are covering in lessons. Please note that this is subject to change.