Year 2 2022 - 2023
Our summer term in year 2 is very exciting.
In literacy, we will be using poems to increase vocabulary, use creative writing to consolidate sentence starters and conjunctions, and learn a new writing skill; learning to write in a way that speaks to the reader.
Science is all about identifying and naming a variety of plants. We will pant and observe seeds and bulbs to see how they mature into mature plants along with learning what plants need to have to be healthy.
The seasons and daily weather with be our focus in Geography, along with maps compass directions, and consolidating human and physical geographical features.
Our RESIDENTIAL to Demamere will be a highlight of the term and will be a fabulous way to see our science and geography learning in a real-life environment.
2B Residental 3rd - 4th May 2023 2S Residental 4th - 5th May 2023
Whilst we want to make sure all pupils are comfortable and happy at school we do ask that all pupils come to school dressed in the correct school uniform. This helps build our school community and provides unity among the pupils. Please see the correct uniform requirements using the link below.
The children currently have 1 PE lesson per week - every Tuesday.
This will be led by the P.E. experts from KIXX.
On PE days, children should come to school in their School approved PE Kit:
>black or blue shorts/ leggings/ jogging pants (plain with no logos or pictures)
>a white tshirt
>a sweatshirt/ hoodie ( plain -no pictures)
Long hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed. If this is not possible earings should be covered with a plaster.
A basic outline of the school day is also attached below.
At Chester Blue Coat we expect every child will do their best and work incredibly hard at school throughout the day, so therefore we keep homework expectations to a minimum.
However in year 2, we expect children to complete regular reading and maths tasks at home, which are explained below.
The expectations in year 2 is that each child should read at home at least four times a week.
Please make a comment or just sign your child's reading record to show that your child has read.
The summer term focus on reading is comprehension. This means making sure each child fully understands everything they have read and are able to answer questions about a piece of writing. When reading with you child at home, please make quetioning a priority.
Children also benefit greatly from listening to adults and older children read stories to them, so snuggle up and enjoy books together. Being read to, develop's children's understanding of story structure as well as vocabulary.
These videos from the Open University give top tips on how to share books with your child:
Please help your child to learn basic number facts, such as number bonds to 10, 20 or even 100.
Also now begin to use the Times Tables Rockstars app to develop your child's recall of multiplication tables.
The children are expected to instantly recall the two amounts which equal 10, and recognise the inverse operation of the amount remaining when a number is subtracted from 10. The quick speed of recall is ver important. A great game which we use in school is Hit the Button.
Alternatively, dominio type games or matching cards can be made and played to increase the speed recall of basic number facts. There are some resources attached.
Spelling and Phonics
An explanation of the terminology used in school and the phonic knowledge your child is expected to have is attached below.
Also, a list of 'common exception' words for Years 1 and 2 is attached too. These are words that the children may not be able to use their phonic knowledge to spell. They are words that tend to crop up regularly when they are writing and so it is helpful if the children learn how to spell them. We have attached below some ideas for practising spellings with your child.
If you need any help printing out resources, please speak to a member of the Y2 team.
If we feel that your child would benefit from some additional practice in reading, writing, phonics, maths or any subject, then we will approach you and ask for your help to complete work at home.
If you feel your child would benefit from some additional work, please let us know and we will organise work pertinent to your child's needs.
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