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St. Stephen's C.E.

(Aided) Primary School

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

We hope that your child has a fantastic time in Year 2.  The teachers in Year 2 are Mrs Roscoe and Mrs Waller.  The TAs in class are Mrs Starr and Miss Sarah.  Mrs Roscoe will usually teach all day Wednesday and Thursday morning.  Mrs Waller will teach the rest of the time.

 

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Our Class News

 

Welcome to the Year 2 page.  We want our Year 2 pupils to be happy within the school, keen to celebrate success and accepting of differences, as well as being polite, friendly and hardworking. We aim to ensure that your child has an enjoyable and engaging year, whilst also striving for high standards in learning, progress and achievement as we work towards the end of KS1 SATs.

Our Trip To Burnley Football Club
The children had a great afternoon at Burnley Football Club.  They took part in five-a-side matches and a penalty shoot out.  They then had a tour around the stadium.  They climbed to the top of the stand, sat in the directors box, sat in the dug out and saw the away and the home dressing rooms.  Ask them about the differences.  Finally they met Bertie Bee.  Many thanks to Mr Smart for arranging the afternoon. smiley

Reading and Phonics

 

At St. Stephen's we teach reading through synthetic phonics based on the Letters and Sounds phonic programme.  We use a variety of reading books, mainly the Phonics Bug scheme and the Oxford Reading scheme.  During daily reading workshop carousels the teacher and teaching assistant teach reading through guided groups on a rota basis using the Big Cats scheme.

 

The Letters and Sounds phonics scheme is taught daily.

 

Children will bring their reading book and record home every night. Regular reading and discussion about what they are reading is really important. Reading to your child and talking to them about stories and books is also extremely beneficial. Please feel free to comment in their reading records as it is an ideal way of communicating with school.

Writing

 

At St. Stephen's we aim to encourage a love of writing by providing interesting and exciting opportunities, across all subjects, for children to develop their writing skills.

If your child writes something at home please send it into school so we can share it. It may be worth at team point or two!

 

Spelling & Handwriting

 

We have phonics and spelling every day with the focus on phonics families and high frequency words.  The children will bring home weekly spellings on a Thursday which will be tested the following Thursday.

 

In handwriting sessions, we are now encouraging joining throughout the children's writing and will be practising each of the letters and letter joins.

 

Library

 

The children are able to choose a book of their own choice from the library.  Year 2's day to visit the library is Wednesday.

Mathematics

 

We aim to make maths as much fun as possible through daily singing, playing board games and by doing various practical problem solving activities. This year the big focus is on using and applying mathematical skills.

Some hands on activity examples:

Visit a shop and allow your child to buy something using the correct coins

Find numbers in the supermarket

Use items from the kitchen to weigh/measure or order in size

Time, days of the week and months of the year are also very important things for your child to learn.

Please click on the link below to see Key Learning in Mathematics for Year 2:

key_learning_in_mathematics_-_year_2.pdf

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PE Times 

 

Year 2 has PE on Monday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Children will need their PE kits, a plain white t-shirt, blue shorts and pumps. PE kits can be left at school on your child's coat hook. They will be sent home to be washed and checked for size at the end of each half term. Please make sure all items are named as it makes it easier for the children to identify their own kit.

 

Long hair should be tied back and jewellery should be removed.

Homework

 

Each week homework will consist of:

Reading

Tables 

Spelling

Long Term Overview 

 

This is the long term plan of what your child will be learning in Year 2.

  Topic Title Main subjects covered
Half term 1 Heroes Geography, History and Art
Half term 2 Fighting Fit Science, RE and PE
Half term 3 Explorers Geography, History and RE
Half term 4 Farm Shop Science, Design and Technology and Art
Half term 5 Wind In the Willow Science, Design and Technology and Computing
Half term 6 By the Light of the Moon Science, History and Art

 

Useful sites

 

Please note: St Stephen's CE Primary School is not responsible for the content of external websites.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/   - for maths, english and science

www.year2maths.co.uk/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=62 – maths, English and science

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm - for phonic games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/words/dg3.shtml

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Fishing_Bowl_US.swf (to help with confusion between ‘b’, ‘d’ and ‘p’

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