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    Welcome to Year 2!

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    I’m Miss Wade and I am the Year 2 Class Teacher. I work alongside the wonderful Mrs Huntbach who is our fabulous Teaching Assistant.

     

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    • Finished Masterpieces 🎨🖌🌍 January 19, 2022
      Today we finished off our wonderful Ndebele paintings! ❤️🥰
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    • African Masks! 🎭🌍 January 19, 2022
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    • Multiplication Madness! 🤯❤️ January 19, 2022
      Ruby Class have been having lots of fun in Maths over the last few weeks learning all about multiplication! The children have been learning how to draw and interpret arrays in order to answer multiplication sums. ✖️ Today we raced against the clock to answer as many multiplication sums as possible. Ruby Class you were […]
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    • Eggsellent Eggsperiment 🥚 January 17, 2022
      Today we had lots of fun investigating which material would be most suitable to protect an egg when it is dropped from a height! 🍳🥚
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    • Human and Physical Features January 17, 2022
      Ruby Class have been learning all about Human and Physical geographical features. The children had lots of fun identifying which sorting cards were a physical feature of Africa and which ones were human. Ruby Class are experts now! 😎🌍
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    • The Ndebeles 🎨🖌 January 17, 2022
      This half term Ruby Class will be learning all about Africa! To get us into the groove we learnt about the Ndebele tribe and how they paint their houses with brightly coloured shapes and patterns. Each painting has its own meaning. We created our own Ndebele house paintings. Take a look at the children in […]
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    • Tinsel the Teacher! 🎄🌟🎅🏼 December 18, 2021
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    • Biscuits! 🍪🎅🏼🎄 December 18, 2021
      We loved making, decorating and eating our Christmas tree biscuits!
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    • Elf Run! 🎄 December 18, 2021
      We had lots of fun running in aid of St Luke’s Hospice! ❤️
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    • Phonics Heroes! 🦸🏼‍♀️🦸🏻🦸🏼‍♂️ December 14, 2021
      Ruby Class blew me away with their wonderful Phonics knowledge during their Phonics Screening Assessment. To celebrate our success, we enjoyed dressing in our own clothes and playing lots of board games. It was amazing to see everyone playing so beautiful and getting along so well together. Ruby Class you are an excellent team and […]
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    The expert in anything was once the beginner!
    - Helen Hayes

    Where learning is fun!

    I would like to wish you a warm welcome to Year 2!  

    I look forward to working alongside you this year in providing the best opportunities for your children to succeed and be the best they can be. Our classroom is a fun, engaging and a happy place to be.

     

    Year 2 Curriculum- What should I know?

    Phonics:

    Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and accurately. They are taught how to:

    • recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes;
    • identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make – such as /sh/ or /oo/; and
    • blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.

    Children can then use this knowledge to ‘de-code’ new words that they hear or see. This is the first important step in learning to read.

    Research shows that when phonics is taught in a structured way – starting with the easiest sounds and progressing through to the most complex – it is the most effective way of teaching young children to read.

    In Autumn 2 our class will be sitting the Phonics screening check they were scheduled to sit in June. 

    Spelling:

    We begin the transition from Year 1 to Year 2 by recapping the alternative sound families. For example:

    Alternative spellings for the ‘ai’ sound 

    • a_e
    • ey
    • ay
    • ei
    • eigh

    Following alternative sounds we begin to move away from phonics based spelling and there is a greater emphasis on grammar, punctuation and spelling rules. We follow the National Curriculum spelling planning which can be accessed online. Each week we will focus on a particular spelling/ grammar rule and the spelling homework sent home that week will follow what we have learned in class.

    We understand that home life is very busy but we would like to ask that children try to practise and internalise their spellings/grammar rules as much as they can through the range of activities provided.

    Reading:

    As parents, you can make the biggest difference to your child’s success as a reader by encouraging your child to read as much and as widely as possible at home. Most children should be able to give reasons for why things are happening in stories and how characters change. In Year 2 there is a big focus on reading comprehension skills and inference in reading. Inference is when children have to read between the lines in a piece of text and the answer is not always right in from of them. To help your children be the best they can be please ask as many questions and talk about the books that your child is reading as much as possible as this will have huge impact on their understanding. We ask that you try to read with your child every night, even if it’s just for 5 minutes. Your child will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week in school. 

    Maths:

    Our Maths learning incorporates varied fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills across all Maths topics. Each week we take ourselves outside to take part in Maths of the Day which combines fun mathematical challenges with outdoor learning. At the beginning of each half term you will be sent home a copy of the Year 2 key instant recall facts (KIRFS). The KIRFS are to help you work on fluency in maths with your children at home too. 

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be sent home every Friday. You will be able to keep a track of your child’s spelling test score each week through their spelling books where the children will record their scores themselves. In addition to this we will complete half termly spelling tests in school. These are done to see if children have retained the spelling rules they have learned. We do not give prior notice to these checks. 

    Volunteers:

    At Sound School, we always welcome volunteers to come and read with the children, work alongside the class or even volunteer for clubs or special activities. If this is of interest to you, don’t hesitate to speak to the office or the class teacher and they will point you in the right direction.

    Autumn Term

    Our Autumn term topic is Jurassic Forest where we will be learning all about dinosaurs! How exciting?! This topic allows us to cover lots of geography skills. In particular we we will be learning about the Jurassic period, Fossils, Mary Anning, Evolution and much, much more!

    Want to know more? Have a look at our topic web for more information!

    Spring Term

    In the Spring term our topic is Africa.  This exciting topic allows us to learn all about African culture, including African food, jewellery, housing, clothing and much more. This topic allows us to cover lots of geography and history skills.

    Want to know more? Have a look at our topic web for more information!

    Summer 1 Term

    In Summer 1 our topic is Kings and Queens. This topic has a particular focus on history skills and our Royal family. We will be learning all about the role the Monarch plays, family trees, medieval banquets and we will be comparing Queen Elizabeth the 1 and Queen Victoria.

    Want to know more? Have a look at our topic web for more information

    Summer 2 Term

    In Summer 2 our topic is Under the Sea. This exciting topic allows us to learn all about what lies beneath! This topic has a particular focus on geography skills and saving our wonderful Oceans. 

    Want to know more? Have a look at our topic web for more information

    Further Information:

    As always, if you have any questions, no matter how small, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 2 team through appointment at the office!

    Thank you all for your support and we look forward to a successful year in Ruby Class! 

    Miss Wade and Mrs Huntbach

    I would like to wish you a warm welcome to Year 2!  

    I look forward to working alongside you this year in providing the best opportunities for your children to succeed and be the best they can be! 

     

    Year 2 Curriculum- What should I know?

    Phonics:

    Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and accurately. They are taught how to:

    • recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes;
    • identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make – such as /sh/ or /oo/; and
    • blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.

    Children can then use this knowledge to ‘de-code’ new words that they hear or see. This is the first important step in learning to read.

    Research shows that when phonics is taught in a structured way – starting with the easiest sounds and progressing through to the most complex – it is the most effective way of teaching young children to read.

    In Autumn 2 our class will be sitting the Phonics screening check they were scheduled to sit in June. 

    Spelling:

    We begin the transition from Year 1 to Year 2 by recapping the alternative sound families. For example:

    Alternative spellings for the ‘ai’ sound 

    • a_e
    • ey
    • ay
    • ei
    • eigh

    Following alternative sounds we begin to move away from phonics based spelling and there is a greater emphasis on grammar, punctuation and spelling rules. We follow the National Curriculum spelling planning which can be accessed online. Each week we will focus on a particular spelling/ grammar rule and the spelling homework sent home that week will follow what we have learned in class.

    We understand that home life is very busy but we would like to ask that children try to practise and internalise their spellings/grammar rules as much as they can through the range of activities provided.

    Reading:

    As parents, you can make the biggest difference to your child’s success as a reader by encouraging your child to read as much and as widely as possible at home. Most children should be able to give reasons for why things are happening in stories and how characters change. In Year 2 there is a big focus on reading comprehension skills and inference in reading. Inference is when children have to read between the lines in a piece of text and the answer is not always right in from of them. To help your children be the best they can be please ask as many questions and talk about the books that your child is reading as much as possible as this will have huge impact on their understanding. We ask that you try to read with your child every night, even if it’s just for 5 minutes. Your child will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week in school. 

    Maths:

    Our Maths learning incorporates varied fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills across all Maths topics. Each week we take ourselves outside to take part in Maths of the Day which combines fun mathematical challenges with outdoor learning. At the beginning of each half term you will be sent home a copy of the Year 2 key instant recall facts (KIRFS). The KIRFS are to help you work on fluency in maths with your children at home too. 

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be sent home every Friday. You will be able to keep a track of your child’s spelling test score each week through their spelling book where the children will record their scores themselves. In addition to this we will complete half termly spelling tests in school. These are done to see if children have retained the spelling rules they have learned. We do not give prior notice to these checks. 

    Volunteers:

    At Sound School, we always welcome volunteers to come and read with the children, work alongside the class or even volunteer for clubs or special activities. If this is of interest to you, don’t hesitate to speak to the office or the class teacher and they will point you in the right direction.

    Autumn Term

    Our Autumn term topic is Jurassic Forest where we will be learning all about dinosaurs! How exciting?! This topic allows us to cover lots of geography skills. In particular we we will be learning about the Jurassic period, Fossils, Mary Anning, Evolution and much, much more!

    Want to know more? Have a look at our topic web for more information!

    Spring Term

    In the Spring term our topic is Africa.  This exciting topic allows us to learn all about African culture, including African food, jewellery, housing, clothing and much more. This topic allows us to cover lots of geography and history skills.

    Want to know more? Have a look at our topic web for more information!

    Summer 1 Term

    In Summer 1 our topic is Kings and Queens. This topic has a particular focus on history skills and our Royal family. We will be learning all about the role the Monarch plays, family trees, medieval banquets and we will be comparing Queen Elizabeth the 1 and Queen Victoria.

    Want to know more? Have a look at our topic web for more information

    Summer 2 Term

    In Summer 2 our topic is Under the Sea. This exciting topic allows us to learn all about what lies beneath! This topic has a particular focus on geography skills and saving our wonderful Oceans. 

    Want to know more? Have a look at our topic web for more information

    Further Information:

    As always, if you have any questions, no matter how small, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 2 team through appointment at the office!

    Thank you all for your support and we look forward to a successful year in Ruby Class! 

    Miss Wade and Mrs Huntbach

    For useful links for games and activities please see links below or the Kidszone section of the website.

    Also, BBC Bitesize has a Primary Catch Up Programme.

    Oaks Academy also has a large range of lesson, online videos to support children’s learning.