• 01270 780270
  • admin@sound.cheshire.sch.uk
  • 2 Whitchurch Rd, Sound, Nantwich CW5 8AE
  • Ruby Class

    Welcome to Year 2!

    ruby

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

    Class Blogs

    RSS Ruby Class – Sound and District Primary School blog

    • Early Morning Lining Up Champs! July 18, 2021
      Ruby class were the winners for the activity afternoon with Mrs M-T and guess what they wanted …. Penalty shoot out ! ⚽️
      soundprimaryblogs
    • School’s out for Summer!🐾 July 16, 2021
      soundprimaryblogs
    • ⭐️Y6 Superstar Leavers⭐️ July 16, 2021
      The day had finally come…. the last day before Y6 moved onto High School! What a day it has been! First up, the whole school managed to get outside in the glorious sun where we held a whole school presentation ceremony. The leavers received their thesauruses and their memory books and we presented our Sports […]
      soundprimaryblogs
    • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿We are so proud of you England!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 July 12, 2021
      This morning we held a special assembly to think about how we were all feeling after England’s defeat in the Euros Final. We thought about how the players must be feeling and we talked about how it is OK to feel disappointed when we don’t win or get something we have worked hard for. We […]
      soundprimaryblogs
    • 🤩 Amazing Arcimboldo!🤩 July 12, 2021
      Today we took inspiration from the great Giuseppe Arcimboldo! Arcimboldo used nature to create his art work! 🎨 ✏️ Can you spot the nature we have included in our portraits today? 😊💕
      soundprimaryblogs
    • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Hands up if you think it’s coming home?!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 July 11, 2021
      Are you getting excited for the finals yet? The Sound Team are and even Padme is joining in the fun! 🐾 “It’s coming home, it’s coming home…..” COME ON ENGLAND, YOU CAN DO THIS! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 Enjoy the match everyone! ⚽️🏟
      soundprimaryblogs
    • 🐌 🐸 Forest School Fun! 🐌 🐸 July 9, 2021
      Lots more fun was had at Forest School this week! ❤️😊 We learned about the Water Cycle, investigated pond water in search of creatures, learned about the lifecycle of a frog and explored nature!! We demonstrated wonderful Teamwork as always! Next week is our last Forest School session and we will be making s’mores!!!! How […]
      soundprimaryblogs
    • Kandinsky! 💙💚💛🧡❤️ July 8, 2021
      Ruby classes beautiful artwork was inspired by the great Kandinsky!! 🖌🖍😊 Kandinsky believed in expressing his feelings through colour and patterns! Ruby Class loved getting creative and we are so proud of our beautiful masterpieces!! 🌈 Have a look at our wonderful art work below! 🎨 👩‍🎨 🧑‍🎨 👨‍🎨 ⬇️
      soundprimaryblogs
    • 💜🧡⭐️Glorious Patterns! ⭐️🧡💜 July 7, 2021
      Today Ruby Class had great fun exploring beautiful patterns! We did such a great job and really took our time to use a range of colours and patterns in our art work. We were very proud of ourselves! ⭐️ Make sure you check back tomorrow for the final product! 😻😊✨
      soundprimaryblogs
    • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 GO ENGLAND GO! July 7, 2021
      Ruby Class have loved getting into the football spirit today! Best of luck to the England squad later on! We can’t wait to find out the score!! 😊⭐️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ⚽️ 🥅 Look at those great big happy faces!!!!!! Thank you to Harry Lambden for bringing in the super England Flag today!! We loved it 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
      soundprimaryblogs
    ruby

    Smile... It's contagious!

    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:

    Maths, English and 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 reading diary 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 Spring 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 Autumn 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 Poppleton and Mrs Dale

    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:

    Maths, English and 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 reading diary 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 Spring 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 Autumn 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 Poppleton and Mrs Dale

    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.