Year 2

Year 2

My name is Mrs. Burdon and I am the Year two class teacher and Assistant head teacher. I have been teaching at Dame Dorothy Primary for a long time and taught many children. In year two we also have some teaching assistants who help groups of children across each day.

SPAG/Literacy

This term we will be focusing on our spelling, punctuation and grammar.

We will be using SPAG in our independent writing.

We will be learning about different genres of writing including retelling stories, writing recounts, diaries and instructions.

The focus this term is on writing sentences with conjunctions and noun phrases.

Maths

We have very good key stage one results for Mathematics each year. Each morning the children have a mental maths tasks to complete. It is important that they be in school on time so that they do not miss this extra practice of core mental skills.

Encourage you children to recall the two, five, ten and three times tables as they need to know them off by heart.

Reading

We LOVE reading in Year two. We encourage children to read anything and everything from posters on the wall to leaflets that come through the door. The emphasis is reading for enjoyment!

Please read a story to your child EVERY night it will develop their love of stories and have a huge impact on their vocabulary!

Homework

All homework will be based on the work we have been doing in class that week. There will be spellings to learn for a test and a piece of maths work.

Topic

This term our topic is called ‘Katie Morag’’ and is based on a story character. We will be learning new geography and history skills based around the island where she lives in Scotland. Our writing will be based around the adventures she has living on the remote island. We will also be doing some science work about animals and their habitats. We will be asking parents to bring in cereal boxes to help with our technology work around winding mechanisms.

ICT

We have a range of opportunities to use a range of ICT resources such as laptops and iPads. We ensure that the children are aware of how to keep safe online when using the internet. PLEASE support your child to STAY SAFE when using the internet at home.

PE

P.E. is on Wednesdays and children can come to school wearing their PE kits. We are starting the new year learning skills in tennis.

New kits are available from the school office.

Please ensure your child has the correct footwear for PE as there are times when we will be outside for PE.

Please ensure all jewellery is removed.

Reminders

If parents/carers have any concerns please contact the school office.

Please return home reading books and homework every Tuesday weekly.