Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Summer Term

Year 2 have worked very hard to complete their SATs tests this cycle. We are very proud of every child – well done Year 2.

During Cycle 4, Year 2 will be learning about:

  • ​History – Castles
  • Art and Design – Drawing Skills
  • Science – Use of Everyday Materials
  • Computing – We are Photographers
  • RE – How Can We ​Learn From Sacred Books?
  • PSHE – Developing Confidence

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Help & Support at Home

As your child will be completing their SATs tests later this year, it is important for children to be furthering their learning at home; I have attached some advice and support to help at home.

Reading

It is very important that your child is reading at home, as often as possible. I understand it can be difficult to find the time, but your child will become more confident with reading if this takes place often. Children could read to a relative or older sibling also.

Your child is given two books every Monday, to read throughout the week. It is important for your child to read the book several times, to be able to read fluently and become more familiar with the book.

Please make sure you are writing a comment in your child’s reading record, with a date and signature. Please ensure your child brings their books and reading record into school EVERYDAY, even if they have not read, as we read our reading books every day in school.

Times Table Practise

Your child needs to know their 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s times tables; this will significantly help them with lots of skills needed for mathematics. Your child can access the following websites at home to help them learn their times tables and practise them:

2 times tables – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=850t1vjTZGg

3 times tables – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVyBQ5uTbo

5 times tables – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Jo26EyoYg

Practise – http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Spelling

Your child needs to be practicing their spellings as often as possible, including ‘High Frequency Words’ and ‘Year 1 and 2 Spelling Lists’, which I have sent home. It would also be helpful for your child to practise spellings which have been sent home throughout the year.

I am beginning to send home practice test papers for your child to complete, however, there are a significant amount of questions. Therefore, I expect homework to be handed in on a Friday, rather than a Wednesday, to allow more time for your child to complete. I would advise your child to be completing a few questions each night, so that they are becoming familiar with the questions, on a regular basis.

Thank you for your continued support, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Gilmore

Year 2 Teacher

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Trip to Heaton Park

Year 2 have had lots of fun today on their trip to Heaton Park, even the teachers couldn’t resist the play area!

 

 

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

World Book Day

Year 2 have had lots of fun, celebrating World Book Day! We chose to base our day around ‘Aliens Love Underpants’; we have completed a book review, made alien headbands, taken part in an underpants hunt, decorated aliens cupcakes and even tasted an alien drink!

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Cycle 3

During Cycle 3, Year 2 will be learning about:

  • ​Science – Plants
  • RE – Judaism
  • Geography – Australia
  • Art and Design – Aboriginal Art
  • PSHE – Keeping Myself Healthy
We also have two school trips booked:
  • ​Monday 6th March – Heaton Park
  • Monday 27th March – Jewish Museum
We have already celebrated Pancake Day and World Book Day, take a look at our photographs!

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Year 2 – Excitement for Cycle 2

We have begun our new topics for Cycle 2, these are:

  • History – Space
  • Science – Animals including Humans
  • Design and Technology – Creating Rockets
  • Religious Education – Where is a special place for Sikhs?
We also have an exciting visit to look forward to, from the Wonderdome team!
During Cycle 2, we will be reading ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson. We are ensuring a focus on reading at Brentnall, so that the children are confident, competent readers who enjoy reading for pleasure; In Year 2, we have daily ‘Time for Reading’ sessions, where the children develop reading and comprehension skills in a group, we read our class novel, daily, and we have 10 minutes of ‘Drop Everything and Read’ time after lunch, where the children can read their reading book, an exciting text or book from the classroom. Please ensure your child is reading every night, please comment, date and sign in your child’s Reading Record also.
Thank you for your continued support, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Gilmore, Mrs Jackson, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Langowski

Cycle 1 Fun!

Year 2 have worked very hard and settled in to Year 2 well during Cycle 1. We have:

  • Had a visit from Miss Morreal’s Albino Frogs
  • Visited The Blue Planet aquarium
  • Enjoyed our new Reading Bus
  • Read at lunchtimes to our Book Worms
  • Designed and created fruit kebabs
  • Hosted an Afternoon Tea Party for the Queen
  • Taken part in Boogie Bounce
  • Enjoyed a Scootfit experience
  • Performed our dance in assembly

blue-planetfraction-workreading-buspoetry

class-readingclassscootfit

fruit-kebabmaths-2boogie-bounceclass-work

 

As well as all of this fun, we have learnt lots!

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Maths Objectives

year-2-maths-objectives

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome back to a new term at Brentnall.  We hope that everyone has had a lovely break. We would like to welcome your child to Year 2. The staff that will be working in Year 2 this year are:

Miss Gilmore – Class teacher

Miss Morreal – Support teacher

Mrs Richardson – Teaching assistant

Mrs Roberts – Teaching assistant

We are all looking forward to teaching the children in Year 2. We believe that, with your support, your child will make excellent progress.

As Year 2 children will sit their SATs tests towards the end of the school year, we will be teaching children the knowledge and strategies they need to be equipped for the tests, as well as encouraging them to be independent, organised learners. Although SATs can sound scary, we ensure turn this time is enjoyable and celebrates what children have achieved throughout the year.

Attendance/Punctuality:

To ensure the best possible progress in Year 2, your child needs to attend school every day and arrive on time each day. We want to lead the battle for Team 2 to win the attendance award and we can only do this with your help. It would be great to get 100%! This year, the class which has the best attendance will receive a treat at the end of the year. Please inform school immediately of the reason for any pupil absence.

Behaviour:

We have a traffic light system and an ‘Always’ system to monitor behaviour. All children showing expected behaviour are on green. Children who demonstrate unacceptable behaviour will move to amber and then red if this persists. The sanction for moving down is to miss playtime. Children need to follow their class ‘Always’ rules to move up the class chart weekly and they gain their ‘Always’ badge if they consistently follow these rules.

House System:

Excellent behaviour is rewarded with house points, within Year 2, the team with the most amount of house points at the end of the week receive a treat from the treasure chest! As well as this, house points are recorded weekly in assembly and the team with the most amount of house points at the end of each term will receive a treat. Children can receive house points for behaviours such as good manners, being helpful, following the ‘Always’ rules and trying their best.

Homework:

Homework will be given on a Friday:

  • A topic piece of homework – can be completed over 8 weeks.
  • Spellings – to be practised each week, for our spelling test.
  • Times table practise – to be practised each week, for our times table challenge.
  • Maths homework – to be completed weekly.

Please encourage your child to complete their homework carefully and neatly, offering help and support when needed.

Homework needs to come back to school on a Wednesday.

Reading:

Please listen to your child read their book every night and write a small comment in their reading records. It is important to question your child’s understanding of what they have read. Pupils who practise their reading regularly at home tend to make the most significant progress.

Reading books need to come to school every day with a small comment in the reading records.

PE:

PE lessons are on Thursdays and Fridays. We suggest 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.

Times Tables:

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

Weekly reminders:

Monday Reading books changed

 

 

 

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

Tuesday  
Wednesday Homework to be handed in

 

Thursday PE
Friday PE

Spelling test/ times table challenge

Homework to be given out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Miss Gilmore, Miss Morreal, Mrs Richardson and Mrs Roberts.