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Welcome to Year 2

Year 2 Chad: Naidha Ahmed and Nicola Millward

Year 2 Vale: Pritesh Patel, Nicola Millward and Danielle Cawser

 

Year 2

 

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Year 2!

This year children will be encouraged to develop their independence and love of learning. Children will make their own way into school where they will sort their belongings and begin a pre-learning activity such as handwriting, spelling, or maths questions when they arrive in the classroom.

 
Things to Bring

 

PE kits—On PE days, children should wear their PE kit to school. Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing for the UK weather! Layers are ideal. They can wear leggings or jogging bottoms and a T-shirt with a school jumper as well as trainers. Please, no branded items with logos unless it’s the Chad Vale logo!

PE Days are Mondays and Thursdays Year 2 Chad

PE Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays Year 2 Vale

 

Art Shirts—Please provide your child with a named, large T-shirt, apron, or overall to be used for messy activities such as painting, cookery, etc. A large adult-sized t-shirt is perfect to cover and protect their clothes. These can then be kept in school in their trays.

 

Reading bags— Please ensure your child has a small bag for transporting books and letters. Children can choose their own reading books from the class selection based on their reading level. Please encourage your child to read every day no matter how short. It does make a difference to their learning across all subjects!  

 

Snacks– A healthy fruit snack is provided in Year 2 which we give to the children at no cost. Children are also welcome to bring in their snacks, but please ensure this is a healthy option.  No chocolate, crisps, or sweets, please. Most importantly, due to allergies, please remember that we are a nut-free school!

 

Drinks—Children have access to drinking water at all times. They may bring in their own, named reusable bottles which can be kept in the class.

Lunches—All children in Year 2 are eligible for a free hot meal every day!

 

English

In English, we will continue to build on the learning in Y1 with a focus on developing fluency and grammar. We teach the children using The Write Stuff approach. We will be looking at a wide variety of texts including narratives, non-fiction texts such as fact files, diary recounts, postcards etc. and poetry. The children will continue to improve their reading skills using daily reading enrichment activities. Daily cursive handwriting and spelling, punctuation and grammar skills will also be taught, practised and consolidated. The children will enjoy a class reader each day read to them by the teacher.

 

Maths

​Your child will continue to develop their problem-solving skills and we will provide regular opportunities for them to apply and practise new skills.  Maths Mastery forms the basis of our maths teaching and this year we will be using the Maths No Problem scheme.​

During this year we will be continuing to develop our counting skills, practising doubling and halving to at least 20 and learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables by heart and understanding the corresponding division calculations. We will be ordering and comparing 2-digit numbers before learning how to add and subtract them. The children will continue their work on time and measurement. They will be learning to recognise English coins, adding totals and calculating change so we would encourage you to practise using real coins at home with your child.

We would encourage children to apply their mathematical knowledge at home by helping with recipes and cooking as well as practising telling the time (using an analogue clock is very helpful—not just digital!).

 

Topics

All Around the World

For the first half of the term, the children will be finding out about the rainforest. This will include a trip to The Botanical Gardens. They will look at the animals and plants that live in different habitats, creating Art and projects based on what they have discovered.

After half term, we will be looking at some of the festivals and traditions celebrated by the children such as Diwali, Halloween, Hannukah and Christmas. We will also link this to work about significant individuals who inspire us such as John Cadbury and Christopher Columbus. We will be linking this with our Art, DT, Geography, History and written work in English.

 

Marvellous Me!

We will communicate information and rewards through the Marvellous Me App.  Please ensure you have this downloaded on your phone for regular updates.

 

Please feel free to email or message anyone in the team if you have any queries or require further information!​

Year 2
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