Year 2 2022 - 2023

Year 2 Reading Information Meeting for Parents

At St George's we promote a love of reading. We want all of our children to be successfull readers and to enjoy reading as much as we do. We had a short meeting for parents to talk about how we teach reading in school and what parents can do at home to support their children. Please click here to see the powerpoint slides. We have also attached the year 1 and 2 words lists to the bottom of this page. 

Welcome to Year 2!

We have had a great start to year 2 and have thoroughly enjoyed our first half term.

If you still wish to view transition information, please view the PowerPoint and click here or see the link at the end of the page.

Children will continue to wear PE kits on their allocated day. This will be black/blue shorts/tracksuitbottoms/leggings and a white polo shirt with their school jumper or cardigan. 

 Classes for September 2022:

Class name Teacher Teaching assistant
2A Mrs Malloy & Mrs Rycroft Mrs Eaton
2B Miss Gough-Hughes Mrs Hewson and Mrs Walters
2C Miss Cumming Miss Nall
2D Mrs Cameron-Ivanov   Mrs Wood

Mrs Horton is the Assistant Head for year 2 and will teach and support throughout the unit.

Our Weekly Timetable

Day Event PE 
Monday Reading books to be taken home and returned daily  
Tuesday Reading books to be taken home and returned daily  
Wednesday

Reading books to be taken home and returned daily.

Homework completed on Seesaw

2A, 2B, 2C, 2D - Come to school wearing PE kit
Thursday Reading books to be taken home and returned daily  
Friday

Reading books to be taken home and returned daily

Homework set on Seesaw

 

SeeSaw

Remember to log into SeeSaw for your home learning every week and to see wonderful examples of your child’s work. We continue to upload lots of our exciting learning onto Seesaw for your children to share with you at home. 

If you have any questions, please contact the school office and we will get back to you.

 

Literacy

Will be continuing to practise our correct letter formation, in addition to using punctuation - full stops. capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks and writing exciting, detailed sentences. We have started to introduce cursive handwriting in year 2, examples can be seen on Seesaw attached to your child's spelling homework. We will also be continuing with phonics into next term and reading and writing our Year 2 Common Exception words. Some children will be progressing onto using Accelerated Reader, once they complete their phonics journey.

We would encourage children in year 2 to read every day and suggest that reading is a minimum of 4 times during the week. Children are not expected to bring their book bags in every day, only when they have read the book that they have chosen to take home. To support their fluency work, we would suggest the children read each book at least twice at home before returning it. Please record any reading in your child's yellow reading diary (see the two images attached for a good example). 

We will be continuing to learn about the importance of speaking and listening (oracy) and develop our own class ‘Talking Tips’. We will use these to help further develop our oracy throughout all curriculum areas and within our learning.

Maths

We will be building on what the children have been taught in year one, to help us further develop our understanding of addition and subtraction. We will continue to use the concrete resources to support us in our maths lessons and using pictorial images to help us work out answers. Throughout the year, we will continue to use Numbots to support us with our fluency of number. We will slowly introduce TT Rockstarts once the children have learnt their times tables. 

Science

In science, we will be learning about all the different types of materials, their propeties and investigating what materials are best suited to different purposes.

Computing 

We will be continuing to use Seesaw to support us with our computing knowledge and getting more proficient with using iPads to support us. This half term will will be learning about programming. 

History

Our history topic this term is all about the history of transport. We have some exciting learning opportunites planned, including a lesson on a train!

Geography

In geography, we will be learning about the countries within the United Kingdom and the seas that surround it. We will discover facts and traditions from each of the 4 countries and begin to learn how to use a compass to find directions. 

DT

We will be looking at moving vehicles and using wheels and axles.

Art

This term, we are focusing on repeating patterns and printing. We will be studying the artist Orla Kiely and analysing her artwork. We will use different techniques and mediums to create our own artwork in the style of an artist. 

Music

During the Autumn term we will be learning about the pulse, rhythm and pitch of music through actions, instruments and voice. We will also be introduced to the main groups in a classical orchestra. There will be a key focus on music when creating our Nativity production in Autumn 2. 

PSHE

We continue to learn about our RESPECT values expected in school and will continue to emphasise these throughout the year. The children will continue to be rewarded for outstanding behaviour with Blue and Gold stickers. Our RESPECT hero for Autumn 2 is John Lennon, with a focus on empathy. 

RE

In Religious Education we will be studying Hinduism and the stories they teach, as well as the interesting festivals they celebrate. We will also be comparing these festivals to the Christian Christingle event. 

 

Here are some useful websites.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

https://play.numbots.com/#/intro 

 

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