Year 2 is divided into two classes.
Mrs Yoxall, and Mrs Collins/ Mrs Evans (job share). Mrs Pugh and Mrs Leighton are the HLTA’s.
Termly Theme / Topic
Welcome to Year 2! Our topic is called ‘Hi Ho Hi Ho It’s off to work we go!’ We will be very busy this term learning about Snow White and the Seven Dwarves!
In Literacy we will be learning to retell the Snow White story using actions and a story map. We will be developing our reading and writing skills by having daily Read Write Inc lessons. We will also be using a reading scheme called Dandelion Readers to develop our reading and writing skills. We will be answering questions about stories we have read and learning to write in full sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will also be learning how to use adjectives and interesting vocabulary to describe characters and settings from the story Snow White!
In Mathematics the children will be learning to read and write numbers to 100 and beyond. They will also learn about place value, ordering numbers, addition and subtraction, odd and even numbers and counting in 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. They will be learning about doubling and halving numbers, fact families and number bonds to 10 and 20. We will also be learning how to solve a range of mathematical problems using different strategies.
During Expressive Arts we will be completing observational drawings of woodland areas, fruit printing and self portraits using a range of tools and materials.
In humanities we will be researching the Welsh mining industry and learning about what it was like to work down the mines.
In ICT we are learning about E-safety and we will be practicing logging onto resources such as Purple Mash and Prodigy. We will also be using the online Get Epic resource to develop our reading skills online.
In Welsh we are learning about asking and answering questions about how we are feeling using role play to practice the language patterns taught.
In Personal and Social development we will be learning about our feelings and how to express ourselves. We will be exploring the names of the Seven Dwarves and discussing what makes us happy, angry, bashful etc. We will also be learning about what is important to us and what we like and admire about each other.
To develop our physical skills we will be having PE every Wednesday and this term we are learning how to move safely within a space and different ways of travelling.
Year 2 are very excited to be back in school learning new skills and gaining new experiences.
Important class information
Year 2 start school at 8.45am and finish at 2.45pm. Please make sure you adhere to these times and the Year 2 staff will be situated on the infant yard to collect and dismiss the children each day.
Please make sure your child brings a piece of fruit to school for their snack and a bottle of water.
PE is every Wednesday so make sure your child wears their PE kit to school.
We use class dojo to keep in touch with parents so make sure you sign up to this! If you have any questions about this please feel free to speak to the classroom teacher on the yard at the start or end of the school day.