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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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    • 📚Dyslexia Awareness Week October 12, 2021
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    • 🟢🔵TEAM CAPTAINS 🔴🟡 October 6, 2021
      A few weeks ago, the Year 6 pupils wrote and delivered their own speeches to the rest of their team stating why they should be chosen to be a Team Captain, Sports Captain or Recycling Officer. They explained what qualities they had and how these would help their team to be successful this year. After […]
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    • 10 minute sketch! ✍️ October 1, 2021
      Today the class enjoyed completing a 10 minute sketch at the beginning of our Art session. Our focus for this weeks drawing was observation. Can you guess what we were trying to draw? You can see the children really concentrating!! ❤️
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    • Quest Stories! 🌶📝 September 30, 2021
      The children have spent the last few weeks using the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood to learn how to write a quest story! Today the children have been using all of their new learning to write up their own wonderful stories and complete their hot task! Take a look at the children sharing […]
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    • 📝🎨 Spelling Practise! 🎨📝 September 30, 2021
      The children had great fun this morning practising their weekly spellings! The class used funky colours and had to dart around the room writing out their spellings as quickly as they could in the given time! The pages quickly became filled!! Take a look at the children in action! 🖍📝
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    • Our very special visitor! ✝️ September 30, 2021
      To support the children’s RE learning this week, we welcomed Kathryn from Sound and Broomhall chapel into school. Ruby Class prepared some excellent questions with Mrs Huntbach. They asked Kathryn about her life, why she chooses to be a Christian and about the bible. The children then had the chance to listen to stories and […]
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    • ⭐️ Maths of the Day! ⭐️ September 30, 2021
      Over the last few days we have been looking at inverse in Maths. We have been playing the role of a teacher and checking lots of answers! Today we played a Maths of the Day game. We worked in teams to sort calculations into true and false piles! Next we played a game of pass […]
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    • ⭐️ Outdoor Maths Learning! ⭐️ September 24, 2021
      Ruby Class had lots of fun learning outside on Thursday! The children played lots of games to secure their understanding of counting in 2’s! Ask your children to count to you in 2’s at home to test their knowledge. How high can they go?
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    • ❤️🦶👋 Hands, Feet, Heart 👋🦶❤️ September 21, 2021
      This afternoon Ruby Class enjoyed completing some music activities based on the South African song, ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’. The children began by listening to and appraising the song, ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ sung by The Soweto Gospel Choir. The children discussed what they liked about the song and the instruments they could hear being played. […]
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    • 👨🏼‍🎨🎨 Sketchbooks! 🎨👨🏼‍🎨 September 20, 2021
      Check out the cover of our new sketchbooks! 🥰 The rest of Ruby Class will finish theirs this week! ⭐️
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    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.