Welcome to Year 2 - Primrose Class!
Mrs Stevens Mrs Jefferies
(Class Teacher) (Teaching Assistant)
We are always happy to help, at the end of each day we are on the door and available for any questions or queries.
You can download our current class newsletter below which outlines the learning for English and Maths last week, and for the current week, as well as any additional home learning activities or messages from the teacher.
Below are the links to the PowerPoint at the meeting.
In Year Two we have selected six topics that we hope will captivate the children’s interests. Through cross-curricular teaching we will cover different areas of the curriculum in an exciting and engaging way. We begin a topic with something to hook the children in, this is called the “engage” stage. The children then “develop” their learning before presenting what they have been learning. This provides the children a context to share their work and we refer to this as the “express” stage. At the end of a topic we would like to invite you into school so that we can showcase the children’s learning. This will also be an opportunity for you to see the children’s classroom and books.
Here is an overview of all the topics we will be covering throughout the year:
Here is an outline of what a week looks like in Year 2. As the year and the children evolve, our weekly timetable will change accordingly. Please click for current timetable below.
We believe in positive praise and always seek opportunities to reward the children. We always try to follow the “5 B’s” which are:
Be kind and gentle
Be the best you can be
Our friendly classroom critters live in a bubble. They love to watch us learning and sometimes, if we are working very quietly, they like to sit on our desks!
Please see the topic overview for possible trips. We will notify parents as soon as trips are confirmed.
Each term the children will be given a topic based home learning project. Here is the home learning project ideas for Autumn term 1:
Maths challenges and activities will be set for the children to complete on My Maths. If you need a reminder about your child’s log in details please come and see us.
Please help your child to learn pairs of numbers that make 10 so that they can quickly be recalled. Then do the same for pairs of numbers to make 20. This work underpins much of our maths work in class. Consequently it is very important that this is constantly revisited and practised throughout the year.
Addition and subtraction of small numbers can be practised and reinforced by playing simple board games such as Snakes and Ladders using two or even three dice. Card games such as Pontoon or ‘Making 21’ also work well to support addition and counting on skills.
Also, please practise counting forward in jumps of 2, 5 and 10 to help learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Then try counting back in jumps of 2, 5 and 10. Then do the same for the 3 and 4 times tables.
In light of the new curriculum we have made changes to our reading system.
Please listen to your child read at home as much as possible and comment in their home reading records when you do so.
The children are trying hard to be our class Star Reader of the week. In order to be the Star Reader your child needs to have read more than anyone else in the class over the course of a week.
Please continue to read and enjoy lots of additional stories with your child. Reading and listening to stories are both so important not only to support your child’s reading development but also their writing development.