Welcome to Year Two
International Primary Curriculum
This half term the children will be engaging in the topic ‘All Dressed Up’ They entered the topic by making paper outfits for their favourite teddies, which they thoroughly enjoyed!
They will be conducting scientific investigations to do with fabrics as well as learning how to weave and looking at repeating and symmetrical patterns.
At Great Heath Academy we follow the Primary Advantage Maths Programme. This programme develops children’s understanding of mathematical concepts using concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches.
Click here for some interactive maths games.
This half term we are learning about shapes, fractions of shapes and amounts, multiplication and division. If your child is keen on doing more maths at home, they can log into Education City.
We have adopted a text led curriculum and focus our learning through a wide variety of texts. This half term we will be using the texts ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’ and ‘The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark’ as well as a range of poetry.
In SPaG we will be learning about spelling patterns, punctuation and grammar. This includes learning about different sentence types – statements, commands and questions – and how to punctuate them.
Have a go at adding -ed to verbs in this game!
READING IS IMPORTANT!!
In Reading we will be using some helpful dogs to answer comprehension questions. These dogs are Rex Retriever who retrieves information, Prediction Pip who predicts what might happen next and Sequencing Suki who puts information in the correct order.
Ask your child about ‘metacognition’ and ‘schema’!
Please try and listen to your child read daily or as much as possible. This is such an important part of their learning and they need to be confident to read different texts. By the end of Year 2, children should be able to read and write the 300 high frequency words. When you listen to your child read please write it in their Reading Record so we can keep a check on how well they are doing and they can earn their Red Ted points for prizes.
Congratulations to all the children in Year 2 who have already recieved prizes for their home reading! The mini Red Ted’s are adorable!
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
Click here for a list of the 100 and 200 high frequency words that your child should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2.
There is an amazing free website that you can register with to read a great selection of e-books. These books link with our reading levels and have activities to do after the children have read the book. The website comes with audio, so if your child finds reading challenging try listening to the story first to build confidence.
Give it a go! After all it’s free!!
P.E. kits need to be in school on a Monday, for the whole week.
Water bottles are very important.
Reading books with reading diaries EVERY DAY!
Appropriate clothing for the weather – sun hats in the hot weather and coats for the cold.
Please label your child’s belongings as this makes it easier to get them back to the owner when misplaced.
Remember our school rules
To show respect for each other.
To respect all property and resources.
To always do your best in your learning.
To always be prepared for school.
To take responsibility for your actions.