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Year 2 - Primrose Class

Welcome to Year 2 - Primrose Class!

 

 

Mrs Adams               Mrs Jeffries           

(Class Teacher)       (Teaching Assistant)  

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 2

We hope you have had a lovely summer, Mrs Jeffries and I are really looking forward to you joining us in Primrose Class, we hope you are as excited as we are.

I have updated the presentation to include a photograph of the classroom so you can see what it looks like before you come back to school.

What will we be learning in Term 1?

 

Memory Box

Can you remember being small? Being a baby and learning to crawl? Do you recall a favourite toy, maybe a teddy bear or a best-loved book?

 

Look back at family photos of special occasions, perhaps holiday snapshots or a birthday or two! Remember a wedding or a christening and find a funny photo of your parents when they were young!

 

Learn how to write a diary of days gone by and find out about the days before you were born: it's called history and it's all about the past.

 

Then make a special box; a memory box, to keep special things.  In years to come, you can revisit them and remember how you looked when you were young.

 

Memories are special.  Let's make some more!

 

What does our curriculum look like?

 

In Year Two we have selected five 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.

 

These are the topics we will be covering this year:

Memory Box

Splendid Skies

Dinosaur Planet

Rio de Vida 

Wriggle and Crawl

Yearly Overview 2020-2021

KS1 SATs Workshop

Reading Maths Workshop KS1

Pictures of fluency

What homework is given in Primrose Class?

 

 

Additional and on going home learning includes:

 

Maths

 

Maths challenges and activities will be set for the children to complete on My Maths later in the academic year. 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.

 

Reading

 

Please listen to your child read at home as much as possible and comment in their home reading records when you do so.

 

Please continue to read and enjoy lots of additional texts with your child. Reading and listening to a variety of different text types are so important not only to support your child’s reading development but also their writing development.

 

Please see additional information regarding supporting your child with their reading skills, particulalry comprehension, in the section further down the page. 

 

Spelling

 

The spelling lists document (attached below) includes a list of words for each week. These are words that we will practise reading and spelling during the week at school. You may wish to help your children to practise spelling these words at home .These are words that the children need to be able to spell as part of the Year 2 spelling curriculum. 

What does our day look like?

 

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.

How do we reward children in Primrose Class?

 

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 Respectful

 Be kind and gentle

 Be Careful

 Be responsible

 Be the best you can be

Blue circle (Mrs Kemp reward)
Yellow circle (Busy bee)
Green circle (Good to go)
Orange circle  (Stop and think)
Red circle  (Consequence)
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