Year Two

Welcome to Class 2

On our page you will find class and curriculum information as well as weekly learning reviews. Remember to check every week for updates!

Class 2 Staff

Teachers - Mrs Hard, Mrs Willock

Teaching Partner - Mrs Dean, Mrs Entwistle

Weekly review 

It was wonderful to meet so many of you at the learning reviews this week and we hope you found the meetings informative and useful.

There were mixed emotions observed today when we had the climax to our Great Fire of London topic. Some children cheered, some looked on with sadness but all watched in awe as our wonderful caretaker and volunteer fireman, Mr Hawksfield set light to our terrific Tudor houses in our own re-enactment of the fire. This clearly demonstrated to the children how quickly and easily the fire spread and how fire breaks work in practice. The children have absolutely adored studying this topic and have learned so much, it was wonderful to hear this reiterated by parents at learning reviews.

But it hasn’t all been smoke and flames this week. We have also been adding and subtracting using number lines and hundred squares in maths. In English we have been writing setting and character descriptions using noun phrases. We have been creating fiery silhouettes of London using pastels; learning about warm colours and how they blend together.  We also wrote some wonderful Harvest prayers in RE and some of us even were able to share them with Class 6! 

Please do endeavour to read with and to your child every day at home too, as the more practice they have, the quicker they will progress. The book marks attached to their planners should offer further guidance. On Friday the children will also bring home a book from our book corner. This is for reading for pleasure and may be beyond their own reading ability so read it to them and enjoy. Please return these books on Monday. 

Home learning

Here you will find our home learning menu. Please remember we expect the children to read every day. This should be recorded in the School Planner. Please use the Reading Menu to encourage your children to read a wider selection of books.

Autumn Term Home Learning Menu

Spellings

There are no new spellings to learn over half term but why not review the ones you have learned so far. We will have a quick test after half term to see if they have gone into your long term memory.

Reading Menu 

Here is the reading menu for this term.  They are for the children to work on at home and in school. If they complete a line or four corners,  they get a bookmark/sticker and once they complete a full house they get to choose a book from Mrs Hard's special box. We ask parents to sign to show that they have completed the challenge. 

We hope to encourage a wide reading diet and to support the children in reading daily and developing a good stamina for reading  in order to complete the whole menu by Christmas. 

Autumn Term Reading Menu

Useful information

Math Calculations in Year 2
100 Books to read in KS1
Year 2 Common Exception Words