2HP Mrs K Hodges & Mrs J Preece
2L Miss N Lewis
2W Mr B Walker
Welcome to Year 2.
The expectation in Year 2 is for the children to read five times independently at home as part of their homework. Reading books are able to be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children will bring home a bug club reading book and at times other books including a phonics book and/or reading for pleasure book. If your child finishes a book before the set changing days, there are activities to complete inside the cover of the book, extra online books are available via bug club or they could read a book from home for pleasure. Reading diaries will be monitored weekly. House points and raffle tickets for the reading draw will awarded for five or more signatures.
For this term our focus in English is Dragons, the children will be building up stories based on images from a book called 'George and the Dragon' whilst also using short clips from 'How to train your dragon'. This links closely to the books we are using for our reading lessons which is 'The Dragon Snatcher' by MP Robertson.
This term, work will be related to place value (Ordering and comparing numbers, understanding the tens and ones that make up a 2 digit number, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s etc.). Times tables and number bonds continue to be an important focus in Year 2. Please encourage your child to practise their tables as often as possible, both mentally and using their TT Rockstars log in. Please contact their class teacher if you need a reminder of the password for this.
Children will be completing weekly Froggy Maths test to check their recall of multiplication facts. Children will have the opportunity to practise these questions prior to the test through their maths homework activity. Maths homework books will be monitored weekly, they should be handed in on a Wednesday and a new sheet will be given out each Friday.
Our Science focus this half term is Plants.
History and Geography
We will be focusing on local history this term, looking at a significant local place of history (Hereford Castle), a significant local person of history (John Masefield) and a significant local event of history (The Battle of Mortimer's Cross, 1461). We will then move on to looking at the seven continents in Geography as well as the world's oceans.