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St Theresa's RC Primary School

 

Year 2 Key Information

Miss Galbraith and myself are so happy to welcome you to Year2.

This will be an exciting, enjoyable and engaging year. Your child will learn new skills and consolidate existing skills. 

School starts at 8.50am 

As soon as the children come into our class our work begins so please make sure they arrive on time then they do not miss out on valuable learning time.

Year 2 have PE on Friday afternoon. Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school which consists of a white top, black shorts and black pumps.

 

SECRET AGENT TRAINING

 During the month of May Year 2 will be undertaking Secret Agent Training (SATs). Please help them by going through some Secret Agent Training videos with them, these will help your children. From Mrs G's little lessons, there are videos on arithmetic, reasoning, reading papers and SPaG.

Secret Agent link  

Curriculum overview for Year 2

The curriculum overviews for Spring/Summer: Core and Non Core Subjects

Year 2 Core Subject Overview Spring 2022Y2 Non Core Subject Overview Spring 2022

 Y2 Non Core Subjects Summer 2022            Year 2 Core Subject Overview Summer 2022

Homework

We give home work and spellings out on a Friday to be returned on the following Tuesday. Please comment on the comment sheet in their homework book any comments or queries.

Reading books

Reading books will be given out on a Friday, please return books on a Thursday as this will allow us to return the books into our library for other children to read.

It is an expectation that children are listened to when reading at home. 5 minutes a day can make such a massive difference to their reading fluency and their confidence.

Please support your child’s reading by listening to them read and commenting in their yellow reading record. (you can comment or simply sign so we know they are reading at home)  KS1 children's reading books and spellings match  the phonemes taught that week.

The children are not expected to read a whole book every time - a couple of pages regularly is fine. Once this is returned to school, the book will then be change. Book bands are regularly reviewed. 

If a book is lost then there will be a £5 charge. 

Here you will find a guide that will give you some ideas to help your child with their reading . This guide is designed to give all parents a clear understanding of how our reading scheme (Bug Club) progresses throughout our school.

/docs/A_Guide_to_Reading_OCT_21.pdf

/docs/Bug-Club-Phonics-progression-chart-Sept-2021.pdf

We also have a range of online books children can read - Reading books online (Oxford Owl)

  • login - red9
  • Password - read1

Spellings

Spellings are given out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday- the spellings children receive match the phonemes they are being taught in their phonics lessons in school, please practise these at home. 

A set of the spellings are sent home on a Friday to so they can be practised at home. Each week we look at a different spelling rule/grapheme and the spellings that are given out link to that rule/grapheme. 

This term, we are focusing on the Year 2 National Curriculum spellings that the children are expected to be able to read, spell and use in their writing by the end of Year 2.  

Please click on the link below for a copy of the Y2 National Curriculum spellings list. 

/docs/Year-2-Common-Exception-Words.pdf

phonics screening online videos

 

 Some children in Year 2 will be completing the Phonic screening retakes in June 2022.

To help you child prepare for this please watch these videos/lessons with your child, I have attached the playlist of 40 lessons. Each lesson is about 20 minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-

Helpful websites 

Maths 

Times tables

In Year 2 the children need to be secure with x2  x5  x10 and GD x3

Please help your child to learn them of by heart and practice them regularly. As a school, we use TT Rock Stars and a link can be found on the Children's menu tab. Click on this and it will take you straight to the login page.

Every child has their own login and password. If you are unsure or your child has forgotten theirs, please let me know.  https://ttrockstars.com/

  • Revise your number bonds, times-tables, doubles and halves:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

  • Addition and subtraction number fact families (0-100)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

English

http://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

  • Pick a picture for some writing inspiration:

http://www.pobble365.com/ 

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-ks1-shed.html 

  • Free E books for children:

 https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk   Use the class login 

Science : Materials

 BBC Bitesize online https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

 Range of games and activities https://wowscience.co.uk/

Geography : The 7 continents

Google Earth;             

https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/

7 Continent song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yXDYvWSswI

Game 7 continents: https://world-geography-games.com/en/world_continents.html

History : The Great Fire of London

Game: https://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/

Information: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/the-great-fire-of-london-facts/

Well-being

 

We are sure your children will thrive being in Year 2 however, if you have any concerns or comments please see the us.

Corinthians 16:14 ‘Let all that you do be done in love.’