Cycle 3

As we are now starting Cycle 3, Year 2 are working very hard in the run up to our SATs (Secret Agent Training) tests! We are excited to prove how much we have learnt over the year so far!

Attendance/Punctuality:

As it is such an important time for Year 2 with their SATs, we all know the importance of being in school on time every day to maximise our learning.

As the doors open each day at 8.50am, children are greeted with a different anthem to get them awake and ready for the day ahead. On Fridays, we can let our hair loose with our Friday Anthem, which can include anything from the conga to the limbo! As a team, we also want to win the attendance trophy! We appreciate your support to enable this to happen.

Uniform:

Mr. Thompson has recently sent out a letter regarding uniform. Please see this letter if you are unsure of the correct uniform attire. Children should also be practising tying shoe laces and buttoning up their own shirts.

Weekly reminders:

Monday Reading books changed by teacher

 

 

 

Reading books and diaries to be taken home, filled in and brought back signed every day.

Children can change their book during their break time daily if needed.

Tuesday
Wednesday Homework to be handed in

PE – Indoor

Thursday PE – Outdoor
Friday Spelling Test

Arithmetic Test

Homework to be given out

Homework:

Homework is given out every Friday.

The homework folder will include:

  • Spellings – 10 words to practice each work for our spelling test every Friday.
  • Lined paper – to write a sentence for each spelling word
  • Times table practise – to be practised each week for the Times Table Challenge.
  • Maths homework – to be completed weekly

Please encourage your child to complete their homework carefully and neatly, ensuring that they work independently.

Homework needs to come back to school on a Wednesday in their homework folder. If homework isn’t in on time, children will attend Homework Club at lunchtime that day.

Reading:

Reading is such an important skill in your child’s development and we are aiming to listen to children read every day.

Children should read to you every night to develop their confidence, fluency and expression.

All children in Year 2 has been provided with their own school diary for their reading to be logged.

After listening to your child read, you will need to sign the dairy.

The diary and reading book need to come back to school every day. We will be checking to see if the diary has been completed.

PE:

PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We suggest that your child brings their kit in at the beginning of term and leaves it in school until the end of term to ensure that they do not forget it. Please refer back to the uniform letter to see the correct PE attire.

 Times Tables:

It is expected that by the end of Year 2 pupils know, recite and understand the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We will cover this in class but please practise at home as well. The children know some songs to practise.

Cycle 3 Topics:

English:

  • The Storm Whale

By Benji Davies

  • Information text
  • Recount
  • Grendel

By David Lucas

  • Setting description
  • Instructions

Maths:

  • Place Value
  • Measures
  • Statistics
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Position and Direction

Science:

  • Plants

Geography:

  • Australia

Art:

  • Aboriginal Art

Computing:

  • Programming Turtle Logo and Scratch

Physical Education

  • Introduction to Net and Wall (Sports Coach)
  • ‘Move With’ Gymnastics – advanced

Religious Education

  • Who is Jewish and what do they believe?

PSHE

  • Character Development – LORIC

Music

  • Sun, Sea and Song

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Teachers: Mrs. Woolley and Miss Spriggs

Teaching assistant: Mrs. Jackson

Cycle 2

Year 2 – Sapphire Class

In cycle 1, Sapphire class worked extremely hard to settle into Year 2.

We are hoping cycle 2 will be just as successful!

Attendance/Punctuality:

As it is such an important time for Year 2 with their SATs, we all know the importance of being in school on time every day to maximise our learning.

As doors open at 8:50am, we expect all children to be in class and ready for their learning at this time.

Uniform:

Children should be wearing the correct uniform attire at all times.

Homework:

Homework is given out every Friday.

The homework folder will include:

  • Spellings – 10 words to practice each work for our spelling test every Friday.
  • Lined paper – to write a sentence for each spelling word
  • Times table practise – to be practised each week for the Times Table Challenge.
  • Maths homework – to be completed weekly

Please encourage your child to complete their homework carefully and neatly, ensuring that they work independently.

Homework needs to come back to school on a Wednesday in their blue homework folder.

Reading:

Reading is such an important skill in your child’s development and we are aiming to listen to children read every day.

Children should read to you every night to develop their confidence, fluency and expression.

All children in Year 2 has been provided with their own school diary for their reading to be logged.

After listening to your child read, you will need to sign the dairy.

The diary and reading book need to come back to school every day. We will be checking to see if the diary has been completed.

PE:

PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We suggest that your child brings their kit in at the beginning of term and leaves it in school until the end of term to ensure that they do not forget it. Please refer back to the uniform letter to see the correct PE attire.

English:

  • How to find gold

By Viviane Schwarz

  • Persuasive letter
  • Non-fiction text

 

  • The Dark

By Lemony Snicket

  • Diary entry

Maths:

  • Fractions
  • Addition
  • Shape
  • Measures
  • Multiplication/Division
  • Subtraction
  • Statistics

Science:

  • Living Things and Habitats

History:

  • Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake

Design and Technology:

  • Rockets

Computing:

  • Computing Arts Presentation Skills

Physical Education

  • Fundamentals of Movement – skills (Sports Coach)
  • ‘Move With’ Physical Literacy – advanced

Religious Education

  • What is a special place for Sikhs?

PSHE

  • A Mind to be Kind

Music

  • Music Feed Fest

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Teachers: Mrs. Woolley and Mrs. Salim

Teaching assistants: Mrs. Jackson and Mrs Anderton

Cycle 1

Year 2 – Sapphire Class

Cycle 1

Welcome Year 2 to Brentnall Primary School.

I hope you all have had a lovely Summer break and are as excited as we are for the new school year.

Attendance/Punctuality:

As it is such an important time for Year 2 with their SATs, we all know the importance of being in school on time every day to maximise our learning.

As doors open at 8:50am, we expect all children to be in class and ready for their learning at this time.

As a team, we also want to win the attendance trophy that went to Nursery for their 100% attendance!

Uniform:

Mr. Thompson sent out a letter regarding uniform at the start of the term. Please see this letter if you are unsure of the correct uniform attire. Children should also be practising tying shoe laces and buttoning up their own shirts.

Homework:

Homework is given out every Friday.

The homework folder will include:

  • Spellings – 10 words to practice each work for our spelling test every Friday.
  • Lined paper – to write a sentence for each spelling word
  • Times table practise – to be practised each week for the Times Table Challenge.
  • Maths homework – to be completed weekly

Please encourage your child to complete their homework carefully and neatly, ensuring that they work independently.

Homework needs to come back to school on a Wednesday.

Reading:

Reading is such an important skill in your child’s development and we are aiming to listen to children read every day.

Children should read to you every night to develop their confidence, fluency and expression.

All children in Year 2 has been provided with their own school diary for their reading to be logged.

After listening to your child read, you will need to sign the dairy.

The diary and reading book need to come back to school every day. We will be checking to see if the diary has been completed.

Reading books will be changed every Monday morning.

PE:

PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We suggest that your child brings their kit in at the beginning of term and leaves it in school until the end of term to ensure that they do not forget it. Please refer back to the uniform letter to see the correct PE attire.

Cycle 1

English:

  • Beegu

By Alexis Deacon

  • Character description
  • Story with a familiar setting
  • One Day on our Blue Planet in the Savannah
    By Ella Bailey
  • Setting description
  • Explanation text

Maths:

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Geometry and measure

Science:

  • Animals including humans

Geography:

  • My School and Local Area

Art and design:

  • Lowry

Computing:

  • Using the Internet

Physical Education

  • Sports coach

Religious Education

  • What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

PSHE

  • Others and me in my class

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Teachers: Mrs, Salim and Mrs. Woolley

Teaching assistants: Mrs. Jackson and Mrs Anderton