Welcome to

Year Two!

Class teacher: Mrs Hancock    

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Payton

About Year Two

In Year two, we are the oldest class in the infant department. We have lots of fun with our teachers in and out of our classroom.

 

We do many topics over the year including: 

Families and Neighbours – this topic includes a focus on the geography of The British Isles and a study of Runcorn – our home town.

 

Famous People – looking at what it is to be famous. We will be studying the lives of several famous people throughout the year – famous writers, actors, inventors, sports people etc.

 

We will be talking about famous people from the present day and the past and finding out how their lives have influenced and affected others. Some famous people we will be looking at may include, The Queen, Mary Seacole, Neil Armstrong, Samuel Pepys and Gustave Eiffel.

Home Learning 2020

Hello Year 2,

I will use this space to add additional learning activities over the next few weeks. Please use your 'Home Learning Books' to record any work you complete.

Please log on to 'Phonics Play' and practise on the Phase 5 and 6 games.

Enjoy the lovely sunshine and stay safe!

Mrs Hancock x

Independent

Learning Activities

Numeracy

WB 22.06.20

Letter for Literacy and Numeracy

Lesson 1 Measure Length (cm)

Lesson 3 Describing Turns

Lesson 2 Describing Movement

Lesson 4 Describing Movement and Turns

Numeracy

WB 29.06.20

Letter for Literacy and Numeracy

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Lesson 1 Measure mass in grams

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Lesson 3 Compare volume

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Lesson 2 Measure Mass in kilograms

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Lesson 4 Millilitres

Literacy:

READING

  • During the year your child will continue to learn to use a variety of approaches when working out unfamiliar words, e.g. sounding them out or looking for clues in the context.

  • He or she will be encouraged to talk and write about:Why they enjoyed a particular part of the story.

  • Humour in stories/poems.

  • What they think of charactersReasons for event in stories.

  • What they think might happen next in a story

  • Patterns in the text, e/g/ rhyme, repetition.

  • The meanings of words which are new to them

  • What they have found out from a non-fiction text Your child will study:Stories and poems with familiar settings

  • Stories and poems by significant children’s writers

  • Traditional stories

  • Humorous stories and poems

  • Extended stories Instructions

  • Explanations

  • Dictionaries, glossaries and other alphabetically ordered texts

  • Information books, mainly related to class topics.

 

WRITING!

 

Your child will be encouraged to:

 

  • Re-read her/his own writing for sense and punctuation!

  • Write in sentences, using capital letters and full stops!

  • Add interest to own writing, e.g. by including simple descriptions! Use story or poetry structures to help in their own writing.

  • Make simple notes from non-fiction books about topics which interest them! Write their own simple non-fiction texts.

  • Learn spellings and spelling patterns (spelling sent home weekly)

  • Make basic joins in handwriting and improve letter formation 

 

What can we do to help?

 

  • Help your child to learn to spell common words.

  • Use look, say, cover, write, check.Hear your child read and read to them – make reading fun

  • Help your child to practise handwriting – holding a pencil correctly, letter formation and joins.

Numeracy:

  • Count, read, write and order whole numbers to at least 100; know what each digit represents (including 0 as a place holder).

  • Describe and extend simple number sequences (including odd/even numbers, counting on or back in ones or tens from any two digit number, and so on).

  • Understand that subtraction is the inverse of addition; state the subtraction corresponding to a given addition and vice versa.

  • Know by heart all addition and subtraction facts for each number to at least 10.

  • Use knowledge that addition can be done in any order to do mental calculations more efficiently.

  • Understand the operation of multiplication as repeated addition.

  • Know and use halving as the inverse of doubling.Say 2, 5 and 10 timetables with confidence and know by heart facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

  • Estimate, measure and compare lengths, masses and capacities, using standard units; suggest suitable units and equipment for such measurements.

  • Read a simple scale to the nearest labelled division, including using a ruler to draw and measure line to the nearest centimetre.

  • Use the mathematical names for common 2-D and 3-D shapes; sort shapes and describe some of their features.Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement e.g. forwards, back, left, right.

  • Choose and use appropriate operations and efficient calculation strategies to solve problems, explaining how the problem was solved.

 

What can you do to help?

 

  • Counting to 100 – counting in 2s, 5s, 10s. Then beyond 100 – counting in 100s, 50s.

  • Draw your child’s attention to shapes in the environment and encourage them to learn the names of shapes.

  • Talk to your child about units of time e.g.: 60 seconds – 1 minute, 60 minutes = 1 hour, 24 hours = 1 day, 7 days = 1 week, 12 months = 1 year.

  • Practise telling the time o’clock, half past and quarter past.

  • Encourage your child to handle money, add coins and find change from 50p.Make your child aware of patterns that exist in the 2x, 5x and 10x tables

  • Practise regularly chanting the 2, 5, and 10 timetables.

Useful Websites/Apps

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