Welcome to Year 2 - Wrens and Owls
From the year 2 team!
Spellings W/C 27th March 2023 (to be tested on 17th April 2023)
Holiday Homework Packs (February half-term)
As promised during our SATs information meeting, we have sent home a holiday homework pack for each child to help them to prepare for their SATs in May. In the pack, you will find reading comprehensions, maths problems, SPAG activities and a blank handwriting sheet which you might like to photocopy for your child to practise their handwriting. We are encouraging children to form their letters correctly, to keep their letters to a consistent size, to remember finger spacing and to try to join letters if possible. The homework we have set is of course completely optional, but the more the children practise at home, the more prepared they will be for their SATs in May.
Have a lovely half-term!
We have been using (and will continue to use when possible) the outdoor learning area (Forest School) in our science lessons this half term.
The first week, the children looked for things that were dead, alive or have never been alive.
This second week we looked at what minibeasts could be found in different microhabitats (grass, mud, logs, leaves, water, trees etc) and then discussed why they chose to live there.
The children have enjoyed exploring the area and have found lots of interesting things to talk and write about back in the classroom.
It is very wet and muddy out there at the moment, so wellies are a must!
Happy New Year !
Emergency Services Visit
Today, Friday 21st October, the children will be coming home with a transcript from the parents' evening appointments this week. Together with this, they will have some activities which they can complete at home over the half term period. Please do not feel that this is compulsory but if you can support your child to complete some of these it would help to reinforce some of the learning we have been covering this half term.
The Year 2 team wish you all a very happy half term and enjoy the rest!
Great Fire of London Topic - Children's work (art and history)
Science: Wax-resistant Paintings
In science, the children have been learning about different materials and their properties. They have performed various experiments to test different materials to see which ones absorb water and which ones are waterproof. After discovering that adding wax to a material can make it waterproof, the children tested the waterproof properties of wax further by making wax-resistant pictures, using wax crayons and watercolour paint. Here are some of their pictures:
Keystage 1 - Year 2
What subjects do we cover?
English: Writing, Reading and Communication
Mathematics: To know and use numbers, Multiplication and division, fractions, properties of shape,
position, direction and movement, measures, statistics and algebra
Science: working scientifically, biology, chemistry and physics
Art and Design Technology
Personal development and Citizenship
Although there are all these discrete subjects, many are taught through a themed approach in school where subjects are combined.
KS1 SATs Support Materials
Please, read these for further information about KS1 SATs. We have included practice questions in all areas of the English and mathematics curriculum that is tested, but it is entirely your choice whether you look together with your child at these.
SATs Support Resources
Key Class information
Spelling test and new spelling words sent home.
Indoor P.E. Please return reading records and reading books to school.