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:

- school bag

- a healthy break time snack

- lunch box or dinner money

- homework folder (check daily for notes) with reading book and reading record

- coat

- P.E. gutties

 

Homework:

Monday to Thursday nights the children will have reading. It is important to hear this reading every night. Every Monday the children will get words in their Tricky Word books and letters in their plastic wallets to make words out of.

A literacy or phonics homework will be sent home once a week and a numeracy/maths homework once a week.

Occasionally your child might have a topic related homework or a learning homework.

Spellings will be introduced very soon. These will be learnt and written out Monday to Wednesday and revised on a Thursday for Friday test.

 

November to December 2019

Theme - In the Toy Box

Up until Christmas our class theme will be 'In the Toy Box'. During this time, we will be looking at old fashioned toys, making toys for and testing them. We will have a toy shop in our playroom which will help us with our work on money. Very importantly we will be writing a letter to Santa and thinking of all the lovely toys and things we would like!

 

Maths

This half term we will be talking and learning about money. Help us recognise and know all the coins up to £1. We will be counting out pennies and buying toys in our toy shop. We are practising counting up to 20 and down from 20-0. We will be playing games adding on 1 and 2 and talking about more and less. We will also be learning about capacity and weight. We will be using the scales to weigh the different toy parcels and discussing which is heavier or lighter than the others.

Literacy

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

We are really trying to reinforce good handwriting and correct letter formation - help your child practise their letters as much as possible, especially if they reverse any letters.

We are trying to encourage the children to write simple sentences themselves, using as many little 'common' words as possible. Help them to write out any words they know or can sound out e.g. the, up, see, got, on, am, in, etc.

We will be focusing on learning the alphabet name for all letters and will be doing a lot of work on the alphabet until Christmas - say it at home and match upper and lowercase letters.

Thank you to every parent who came for their interview in October. We look forward to seeing you at the Nativity and wish you all a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

 

September/October

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 between.

We will be revising our 2D 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. 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 2019

 

This year our country of study was FRANCE.