Church of England School of the Resurrection

Belong, Believe, Achieve

Welcome to Year 2

 

Year 2 is supported in their learning by Miss McLean, Miss Hunter, and Mrs Grundy. The children work with different members of staff throughout the day, lead by Miss McLean, to help support their learning.

We aim to build upon the knowledge and skills gained in Year 1 by providing them with a curriculum that is creative, exciting and engaging for all learners. In Year 2 we are trying to encourage children to become more independent in the way they think and learn, so please try to let your children organise themselves when they come in in the mornings.  Parental support makes a huge difference to your child’s education.  We are lucky to have such supportive parents at Church of England School of the Resurrection.  We would appreciate continued support and encouragement at home to reinforce the learning that is taking place in the classroom.

 

For information on Homework, Timetables and an Year 2 Topics and Key Questions, please see below.

 

Homework

Homework this year will consist of a learning log challenge (bronze, silver and gold challenges), reading, spellings and the maths passport.  

  • Always encourage your child to do their best when completing homework.  

 

  • Homework booklets (Maths, Reading and English) will be sent home every  week on a Friday, and must be returned the following Wednesday. 

 

  • Look at the maths passport with your children; instant recall is ideal for children so practice with them as often as possible.
  • We will assess them in school and send home the next page when we think they are ready for it. 
  • It is important to practice these maths skills to help improve knowledge, in readiness for the SATs.

 

  • Children are encouraged to use their Times Tables Rockstars accounts to practice their times tables at home.

 

  • Learning log challenges will be given out on a Monday, and must be returned on the Friday of the next week (2 weeks).
  • These are designed to be fun and interactive; make it the best piece of work you can!

 

  • Spellings will be sent out on a Monday, to be tested on the Friday after.
  • These spellings will be year 1 and 2 common exception words, which children need to know!
  • Children can access spelling shed at home using their password and usernames (all children have these in their reading diary).

 

  • If possible, try to read with your child every night and sign their diaries. Ask them questions about the books they are reading; this will help them when answering questions for the reading SATs.
  • Children who have a log in for Lexia Core 5 in school are welcome to use this at home too. If unsure, please ask for more details.
  • For extra phonics activities visit Phonics Play
  • For fun reading activities visit Teach your Monster to Read. 

 

Our creative learning topics this year will be :

Autumn Term -

  • What are seasons?
  • The Great Fire of London/ Bonfire Night and it's history

Spring Term – 

  • The journey of food
  • Holidays

Summer Term-  

  • Our wonderful world
  • Our local heroes

 

Our science topics this year will be :

Autumn Term:

  • Materials - bend, squash, twist and stretch
  • Materials - the material monster

Spring Term:

  • Food-  little master chefs
  • Plants - young gardeners

Summer Term:

  • Habitats - our local environment 
  • Animals including humans - healthy me