Year 2
Year 2

Online Resources for Home Learning

Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Spring Term 1 in Year 2!

Happy New Year and welcome to Spring term 1 year 2.

Please continue to encourage your child to walk up the steps from the KS1 playground by themselves in the morning as this really helps them develop their independence and self-help skills.  We will be at the top of the steps to greet them.  If you need to let us know about any changes to collection arrangements please email us or use the small whiteboards on the outside of the classroom window.

Our next Cornerstones project is ‘Coastlines’ which teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.

Reading will continue to be an important part of our day with weekly guided reading sessions and reading comprehension lessons alongside individual reading throughout the week. Our class novel is ‘Fred Wizard in Training’ by Simon Philip. Please continue to read at home as much as possible and talk about and enjoy books with others. Reading books will not be changed daily – it is really important to fully understand the texts so re-reading them is really important, especially for children taking book quizzes. Please bring your reading book and reading diaries to school every day.

As writers, we will be learning and innovating an information text – ‘Weymouth Water Dragons’  We will be learning about the features and structure of an information text and will continue to reinforce our ‘every time’ toolkit for writing; these are the things we need to remember to do every time we write. (To use punctuation, finger spaces, neat handwriting and to spell common words correctly.)

As mathematicians, we will learn about money followed by multiplication and division.  To help at home, please allow your children access to coins and notes to notice the values and add values.

Our PE will be on Tuesday afternoons.  Please make sure PE kits are in school ready (including joggers and jumpers for outside activities) and please make sure water bottles are in school everyday too.  Please also ensure all belongings are labelled with your child’s name.

Please make sure your child brings a coat to school everyday.

Please check the Home Learning section of our website every Friday so you can practise your spellings and mental maths ready for the test the following Friday. Don’t forget to also have a look at the class blog, where photos and learning are uploaded each week.

Please contact us at l.knight@southill.dorset.sch.uk or  j.clark@southill.dorset.sch.uk if you have any questions, messages or anything to celebrate. It’s great to hear from you.

Miss Knight and Mrs Clark