Summer 2 Year 2

Welcome back to our final half term in Year 2!

 

Take a look at what we’ll be exploring this half term:

English

We will be reading ‘The Minpins’ by Roald Dahl and exploring the themes of monsters and danger in the woods. The children will create and write their own monster character descriptions, retell and innovate key parts of the story and eventually write their own new chapter for the book. Children will be learning how to use possessive apostrophes (singular) [for example, the monster’s picnic basket] and how to use suffixes to make longer words, including: -ment, -ness, -ful, -less and -ly. Children will continue to apply their knowledge of sentence structure to form either questions, commands, statements or exclamations and will continue to edit and improve their work.

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Word Mat

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Year 2 Spelling Rules

 

Mathematics

We will continue to use teacher assessment to focus on gap teaching with the aim of improving mathematical fluency and deepen children’s understanding in the following areas:

  • Number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Mathematical problems involving multiplication of 2,5 & 10
  • Fractions of amounts
  • Place value
  • Mental addition and subtraction.

 

The children will also use their mathematical skills during enterprise week when they will decide on something to make and sell at the Summer Fayre. They will need to use their knowledge of money to cost materials, use their research skills to find good value and decide on a pricing list to make a profit!

Please encourage your child to continue using TT Rockstars to strengthen their times tables knowledge. Can they improve their rock status before the end of the year? Remember – there are prizes to be won!!

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Remember the children can also make use of their Active Learn accounts where there are lots of fun mathematical activities. Using a laptop or desktop will give you access to all the activities however there is some limited access when using a tablet or iPad.

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

 

Similarly, children can access Espresso using their accounts where there are lots of interesting and fun interactive games and activities which cover the whole Year 2 curriculum. Give it a go! Remember the animal noises!!

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

 

Science

Our next unit is all about plants and children will investigate how seeds and bulbs grow into plants. They will learn that plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to stay healthy and they will investigate where seeds come from by examining fruit and seeds in their local environment. Children will carry out their own investigation by planting a variety of seeds and by working scientifically will observe, record and write scientific conclusions to record their findings.

Topic

We will continue our ‘Seaside Rescue’ topic by looking at the beaches and seas around the British Isles. We will look at the features of a beach and a seaside resort, compare and contrast seaside resorts past and present, learn about some water safety using information from the RNLI and learn about the amazing Grace Darling!

           

Religious Education

We will continue with our unit learning about how we should care for others and the world and why this matters. We will learn about why Mother Theresa and Dr. Barnardo became caring people, compare and contrast stories from the Bible and Torah to understand how Christians and Jewish people believe the world began and how we should care for the world and those living in it. We will use art and poetry during the unit.

 

Computing

This term the children will learn all about ‘debugging’ in a unit called ‘Let’s Fix It.’ The children will understand what is meant by the term ‘debug’ and identify the key features of debugging by using software to create and programme a Sprite to move on stage. Children will learn about what happens when code goes wrong and how to use ‘sensors’ and ‘conditions’ within code to debug.

 PE

This term the children will be exploring dance using the Val Sabin primary dance curriculum which will be taught by our school’s sports coaching staff.

Our PE lesson is every Monday.

 

PSHE

Our topic this half term is called ‘Changing me’. Using the school’s scheme of work ‘Jigsaw’, the topic explores how we grow, develop and age. Children will be able to identify and name different body parts, discuss how their bodies change as part of a continuum from being a baby to growing old and to discuss different types of touch with a view to developing self-confidence and assertiveness.

 

 

Homework

In Year 2 homework is given each Friday and expected back every Wednesday. The children will receive either a maths or reading task based on our learning in class and they will choose a piece from the ‘Seaside Rescue’ homework menu. Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O. Mrs. Faulkner, Mrs. Macdonald or Miss. Richards to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

 

The children are also asked to read at least twice a week to someone at home. We ask that the reading is recorded in their Reading Log. Reading books are changed daily or whenever your child is ready for a new book. We ask that you remind your child to place their reading book and log in the designated area so that it can be organised for them when needed.

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile.

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2019

Welcome back! Have a look through below to find out a little about what we will be exploring this summer half term:

English

We will be starting the half term off by exploring some animal footprints on our playground. I wonder who they are?

We will be studying the text ‘The Journey Home’ by Frann Preston-Gannon. It explores issues of conservation and starts to explore whether we can escape the issues that endangered animals face on a day-to-day basis. Children create fact files on endangered animals as well as writing short persuasive pieces on why we need to save a particular endangered animal. Children will be able to identify how a sentence is formed by its grammatical structure as a question, a command, a statement or an exclamation. Children will be encouraged to edit work, being aware of tense and word choice. Word classes (nouns/verbs/adjectives) will be referred to throughout.

Practising Spellings At Home

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Word Mat

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Year 2 Spelling Rules

 

Mathematics

This half term we will be gap teaching in preparation for our SATs at the end of May. We will be sharpening our fluency skills and covering the following:

  • Multiplication of 2, 5 and 10 x tables
  • Fractions of amounts
  • Place value
  • Mental addition and subtraction
  • Money – calculating totals and change
  • Recognising the properties of 2D and 3D shapes

 

We will also be doing Times Table Rockstars frequently to strengthen our times table knowledge. Therefore, please make the most of your child’s Times Table Rockstars account to develop their knowledge of the times tables and see their rock status grow!

https://ttrockstars.com/

The children also have accounts for Active Learn where they can revise and apply their knowledge through tasks that cover the entire Year 2 curriculum. All activities can be accessed when using a laptop or desktop. However, some are limited when using a tablet or an iPad.

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Similarly, the children also have access to espresso which can be used in a similar way to Active Learn but they are able to explore interactive resources covering the entire Year 2 curriculum as oppose to just Maths.

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

 

Science

Our next unit will be ‘Habitats.’ The children will be comparing and contrasting world animal habitats, noting their conditions and looking at the types of animals that live there. The children will also be looking for mini beasts in the school grounds and using their mathematical skills to show their findings.

 

Topic

We will be exploring our seas and animals in ‘Seaside Rescue.’ The children will be finding the world’s continents and oceans on a map. They will be naming, locating and identifying the characteristics of the seas surrounding the UK. They will also be identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and North and South Poles.

 

Religious Educations

How Should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?’

 

This is the question we will be focusing on this half term. We will be discovering and discussing what religions, such as Christianity and Judaism believe about caring for people using stories from their sacred texts.

 

Computing

This half term we will begin our project ‘Code-Tastic!’ In this project, children will be understanding how delivering a set of instructions can achieve a goal. They will be introduced to algorithms as a precise set of instructions by programming a robot to turn left and right. They will also be devising a simple algorithm and investigating the importance of order and sequencing of algorithm.

 

PE

Games will be our focus this half term. Within this topic we will be exploring a range of games including using balls, racquets and nets.

Please make sure that your child’s P.E. Kit consists of a pair of black pumps, plain black shorts or plain black jogging bottoms and a plain white t-shirt or one with the school logo. We suggest that your child brings their P.E. Kit into school when we begin the term and only take it home at the end of the term so that it can be washed and refreshed ready for the next half term. That way your child will always have their kit in school and they are prepared for every lesson.

Our P.E. lesson is every Monday.

 

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is ‘Relationships.’ We will be looking at special relationships that we have, how to embrace them and how to resolve disputes.

 

Homework

In Year 2 homework is given out each Friday and is to be returned every Wednesday. This half term the children will have a spelling activity each week and either a reading task or mathematics task based on our learning in class. The children can also choose from the “Seaside Rescue!” homework menu! Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Mrs Faulkner, Mrs Macdonald or Miss Richards to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

The children are also asked to read at least twice a week to someone at home. We ask the children to record this in their Reading Log. Reading books are changed daily – whenever your child is ready for a new book. Therefore, remind your child to hand it in so that it can be organised for them.

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

Seaside Rescue Homework Menu

Happy New Year Year 2!

Happy New Year!

The team in Year 2 are really looking forward to working hard this half term in the run up to the February Half Term!

Have a look through below to find out a little about what we will be exploring this half term.

English

We will be starting the half term off by exploring some strange new inhabitants of our playground. They have long scaly tails and sharp golden claws. I wonder who they are? Where have they come from and why are they here?

Over this half term we will be learning how to;

  • Use the prefix un-
  • Recognise and use different types of words such as verbs, nouns, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions and conjunctions in our sentences.
  • Write and punctuate different types of sentences such as statements, questions, commands and exclamations.
  • Write noun and expanded noun phrases.
  • Proofread and edit our writing effectively.
  • Correctly spell words that use the suffixes -ed, -ing, -ly, -ment, -ful and -ness.

This year we will be working hard to improve our spelling and will be a huge focus within our morning work and woven within many other curriculum areas. As the Year 2 team, we strongly recommend that children practice the many common exception words and spelling rules for Years 1 and 2. If spelling is an particular area that your child wants to improve, please use the word lists and suggested spelling games below.

Practising Spellings At Home

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Word Mat

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Year 2 Spelling Rules

 

Mathematics

This half term we will be sharpening our fluency skills and covering the following:

  • Mental multiplication and sequences in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s
  • Place value
  • Mental addition and subtraction
  • Money – Calculating totals and change
  • Recognsing the properties of 3D shapes
  • Telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes

We will also be kick starting our journey with Times Table Rockstars to strengthen our times table knowledge. Therefore, please make the most of your child’s Times Table Rockstars account to develop their knowledge of the times tables and see their rock status grow!

https://ttrockstars.com/

The children also have accounts for Active Learn where they can revise and apply their knowledge through tasks that cover the entire Year 2 curriculum. All activities can be accessed when using a laptop or desktop. However, some are limited when using a tablet or an iPad.

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Similarly, the children also have access to espresso which can be used in a similar way to Active Learn but they are able to explore interactive resources covering the entire Year 2 curriculum as oppose to just Maths.

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

 

Science

Our next unit will be ‘Changing Shape’. In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question ‘How can we make art from changing the shape of materials?’. They will create a piece of artwork that applies the skills and knowledge developed in the unit. Children will learn that the shape of materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. They will also explore how twisting can be used to make threads stronger and identify which materials bend or squash most easily.

Working Scientifically, children will investigate how materials can be grouped according to their properties. They will have the opportunity to perform simple tests to find the stretchiest material and observe how silly putty changes over time.

 

Topic

We will be exploring our monarchy and castles throughout Britain in our topic, “Dungeons and Dragons”.

Please see the curriculum page to find out more.

 

Religious Educations

“What can we learn from sacred books?”

This is the question we will be focusing on this half term. We will be discovering and discussing what religions, such as Christianity and Islam, learn from the sacred books of their religion.

 

Computing

This half term we will begin our project ‘Mythical Creatures’. In this project, children will be exploring how animations are created and they will begin develop the skills involved for themselves to make their stop animation.

 

PE

Gymnastics is our focus this half term, within this topic we will be exploring the different types of movement including, pace and height using the floor and apparatus. We will be looking closely at which body part we use to make these movements.

Please make sure that your child’s P.E. Kit consists of a pair of black pumps, plain black shorts or plain black jogging bottoms and a plain white t-shirt or one with the school logo. We suggest that your child brings their P.E. Kit into school when we begin the term and only take it home at the end of the term so that it can be washed and refreshed ready for the next half term. That way your child will always have their kit in school and they are prepared for every lesson.

Our P.E. lesson is every Monday.

 

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is ‘Dreams and Goals’, where we will discuss how it can be sometimes challenging to achieve a goal we set ourselves. Therefore, we will explore how this feels and how to manage it.

 

Homework

In Year 2 homework is given out each Friday and is to be returned every Wednesday. This half term the children will have a spelling activity each week and either a reading task or mathematics task based on our learning in class. The children can also choose from the “Dungeons and Dragons!” homework menu! Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Mrs Faulkner, Mrs Macdonald or Miss Richards  to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

The children are also asked to read at least twice a week to someone at home. We ask the children to record this in their Reading Log. Reading books are changed daily – whenever your child is ready for a new book. Therefore, remind your child to hand it in so that it can be organised for them.

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

Faith’s Menu

Faiths menu

My restaurant is called Faith’s Bistro

 

STARTERS

 

  • Cheese and bean melted bites
  • Fish fingers
  • Tomato soup
  • Sausage roll

MAIN COURSE

 

  • Roast dinner with all the trimming
  • Pepperoni pizza (thin crust)
  • Jacket potato with cheese and beans
  • Spaghetti Bolognaise

DESSERT

 

  • Chocolate brownies with ice cream
  • Pancakes with Nutella
  • Sticky toffee pudding with custard
  • Carrot cake with cream

 

Enjoooooooooooy!!!!!