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Ash Class

Year 2

 

Welcome to Ash Class!

Our tie-dye t-shirts!
Our tie-dye t-shirts!

 

Welcome to Year 2

We hope you had a lovely break and you are ready to continue an exciting year of learning!

Our topic for this half term is 'Wriggle and Crawl'.

English

Texts for this half term:

  • The Ant Bully 

We will be learning about...

  • Apostrophes for possession 
  • Conjunctions 

Phonics

We will be revisiting:

  • The /j/ phoneme spelt ge and dge at the end of words and g elsewhere in words before i,e,y
  • /zh/ as s 
  • Adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in –y
  • Adding the endings ing -ed, -er, est and –y to a word with a split digraph
  • Adding –ing, -ed, -er, -est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter after a single vowel letter

Maths 

Measurement 

  • choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure; mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
  • compare and order mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =

Statistics 

  • interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables
  • ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity
  • ask-and-answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data

Time

  • compare and sequence intervals of time
  • tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day

Computing

  • Programming

Science

  • Do insects have a favourite colour?

  • Do snails have noses?

  • What is the lifecycle of a ladybird?

  • Where do snails live?

Geography

  • Fieldwork 

RE

  • Holy Places 

PHSE

  • Moving on 

Art/DT:

Observational drawing

Model making

Origins of food

Selecting natural materials

PE Days 

Please make sure your child has a full, named PE kit. They need indoor and outdoor kit please – T shirt, shorts and trainers are essential items.  (See website for uniform & PE list). 

Tuesday and Thursday are the PE days for Ash Class.

Metacognition

We are continuing to talk to the children about the language of learning and helping them to understand what goes on inside their heads when they are thinking and learning. This is called metacognition. Hopefully you will hear your child talk about how they learn this term. Alongside this we are looking at the learning powered mind focusing on the four key areas of: resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and reciprocity.

 

Start of the Day

Please escort your child to the classroom door and wait with your child until the teacher is there to open at 8:45am. We would appreciate it if you can say your goodbyes at the door as the cloakroom can become very busy. The door will close at 9:00am, if you arrive after this time please go round to the office.

 

End of Day

KS1 children finish at 3.25pm. Parents should wait outside the class door as usual. In the interests of child safety, please do not enter the school building at the end of the day. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher then please be patient and wait until the teacher is free. Our main priority is ensuring that the children in our care are handed over to their parent or carer.

 

Please let school know if somebody else is picking up your child at the end of the day.

Ash Class Summer 2 timetable (subject to change)

Ash Class English Summer 2 timetable (subject to change)

Year 2 long term plan 

 

Homework:

Spellings will not be tested weekly, instead we will be teaching spellings in school daily. Children are encouraged to keep practising key spellings at home!   

Year 1 Key Words

Year 1 Numbers

Year 2 Key Words

Year 2 Numbers

Year 2 Homophones

To improve the fluency and accuracy of times tables, the children in Year 2 have access to Times Tables Rockstars! The children will be tested weekly on their times tables so keep practising at home to beat your time. 

 

Welcome to Year 1 and 2 powerpoint 

 

 

E-safety:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

 

PHSCE

Pantosaurus - NSPCC

 

 

 Maths:

http://www.sumdog.com/

 

 

English:

 http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

 

Pure Phonic Sounds

 

Growth Mindsets: help your child try new things - CBeebies ...

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-try-new-things
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