Year 2

 

Hello and welcome to P2!

Our teacher is Miss Wilkinson and our assistant is Mrs McNeilly.

 

Please ensure your child has the following in school every day:

- a coat

- a healthy break time snack

- lunch box or dinner money (unless free school meals)

 

Homework:

This year things are slightly different due to the ongoing pandemic. Homework will be sent home on a Monday and be expected back in on a Thursday. This is to allow a period of isolation before handling. Please try to ensure the homework bags are returned on a Thursday or by a Friday at the latest.

Monday to Thursday nights the children will have reading. It is important to hear this reading every night. Guided reading books will be read in school then sent home the following week for homework.

Every Monday the children will get new words in their Tricky Word books and words in their word box.

A literacy or phonics homework will be sent home once a week and a numeracy/maths homework once a week. These may be worksheet based or an online learning homework (seesaw). Occasionally your child might have a topic related homework.

Spellings; these will begin from November. Spellings will be written out Monday to Wednesday and revised on a Thursday for Friday test. Tricky words and number facts will also be done each week and tested on a Friday.

September/October 2020

Theme Marvellous Me

Up until October Half term our class theme will be “Marvellous Me”. During this time we will be looking at ourselves, our 5 senses and the body parts used for each, how we have changed from a baby, some of the similarities and differences we have as a class and how to keep ourselves healthy.

 

Literacy

In Literacy this half term we are going to read a variety of traditional tales and some books related to our topic. We will be finding the title, blurb, spine, author and illustrator for each book. We will also be making predictions and working on sequencing stories.

We are really trying to reinforce good handwriting and correct letter formation - help your child practise their letters as much as possible.

The children are revising their Jolly Phonics sounds from last year. We are also looking at the name of these letters in the alphabet (grapheme). We also have some tricky words that we need to learn each week.

Keep up the good work with the reading books and Jolly Phonics sounds – it all makes a difference.

Maths

For this first half term we will be making sure everyone knows their numbers to 20. So if you have a minute make sure your child can write their numbers to 20, put them in order, fill in missing numbers and even add on 1 (to a number up to 20). We will be talking about more and less, before, after and numbers in between.

We will be revising our 2D and 3D shapes. Try playing “Spot the Shape” at home or in the car. In Measure we will be looking at objects and comparing for longer and shorter and heavy and light. We are also learning about pattern - we will copy patterns, make patterns and spot the mistakes in a given pattern.

Patterns in Primary 2

European Day of Languages 2020

This year our country of study was ITALY.