Welcome to Class 2H (2022-2023) Mrs Hints is our class teacher and Mrs Pownall is our support assistant. Ms Gargan is also a teacher in our class who works on a Monday and a Thursday morning.
Below you will find lots of information about our class. This will include information on the Year 2 curriculum, our school schemes, reading book information, PE days, homework menu and water bottles. We will update the website regularly and notify you of any important dates for your diary.
Anything that you wish to share or talk about, please message us on Class Dojo. We endeavour to regularly check all messages and we will reply as soon as we can. We are here for your children, and we will always listen.
Phonics is taught daily in Year 2. Phonics is a method for teaching reading, where your child is taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sounds that they represent. Your child can then start to read words by blending the sounds together to make a word.
Our school follows the Read Write Inc (RWI) approach to teaching early reading and spelling. This is a structured and systematic approach, that is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers, and willing writers. It is vital that your child is encouraged to pronounce phonemes (sounds) correctly.
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In support of our approach to teaching reading, your child will take home a Read, Write Inc phonics book. Your child will be reading the book during the RWI lessons, and we ask that you reinforce your child’s learning by revisiting the book. Depending on the group that your child is working with they will either have a new book every 3 days or every 5 days.
Your child may also like to take a book home to read together for pleasure. We encourage that you ask your child questions about their book and that you encourage your child to ask their own questions. It is important to develop comprehension skills, as it supports your child with reading and writing. We encourage you to visit our amazing local library to expand your child’s knowledge and love of books.
EBooks will also be allocated regularly on Oxford Owl. Your child's log in details are the same as last year. If you are unsure about your child’s log in details, then could you please message us on Class Dojo.
The Spelling Shed and Maths Shed-
Your child will be given a password to access this. The password will enable them to log onto the spelling shed and maths shed. We will set a variety of fun activities on this site for you to share at home with your child.
Our PE day this year is Monday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on Monday's. Children are to wear their school cardigan or jumper over their kits. During the winter months children can wear black tracksuit bottoms or leggings.
There are studies to say, that drinking water and being well hydrated, improves the mood, memory, and attention in children. We would ask that you send in a water bottle for your child each day. We request that your child brings in water only and not juice or fizzy drinks. The bottle needs to have your child’s name on. The children will have access to their water throughout the day.
Every half term, a homework menu will be given out with a selection of tasks to be completed, across all areas of the curriculum. It is your choice as to how many you complete; however, you must complete at least one piece and hand it in to school by the end of the half term. Your child’s completed work will be celebrated.
Upcoming dates this term:
Monday 5th September 2022 - Children return to school.
WC 3rd October 2022- Dyslexia awareness week
W/C 3rd October 2022 - Other faith week (Judaism)
WC 17th October 2022 - Harvest Focus
Friday 21st October 2022 - Finish for half term
Monday 31st October 2022 - Back to school
Wednesday 21st December 2022 - Break up for Christmas
R.E - New Beginnings
In our first RE topic of the year we have been looking at the new beginnings we come across in our life. We have talked about how new beginnings might make us feel. We have read the story of creation and discussed how God was there at the beginning and is always there at every new beginning.
Geography Entry point - The Coast
As part of our entry point to our new geography topic we have completed various activities.
We started off by coming in to school wearing our 'best beach clothes' and bringing along a prop / item that we might find at the beach or take to the beach. The mix of activities that we carried out allowed us to share what we already know about the topic, discuss what we want to find out about and we used our creative skills to create our very own beach in a jar! Pics to follow soon....
Art: L.S Lowry
We have been looking at the work of L.S Lowry. We have found out some facts about him. We looked at how he used skylines and buildings to give a background to his work. We looked at our Liverpool Skyline and copied it. We sketched our work using pencils.
Maths - Place value
In our maths lessons we are focusing on 'place value' with a real emphasis on counting, recognising and partitioning numbers from 0-100. We will be using various practical resources in our lessons to support us in our work such as, base 10, numicon, cuisenaires and mathematical counting cubes. keep your eyes peeled for some of pictures of our excellent maths work....
Maths Basic Skills
In Year 2, we also enjoy our Mastering Number sessions. In these sessions, we focus on developing our Number Sense. Here we will cover skills of subitising (knowing the amount without counting), cardinality, ordinality, counting, composition, comparison and number facts. In these sessions, we use a rekenrek to support our understanding of numbers and their relationships. In addition to this, we also work through Maths Flashback (White Rose) for our morning Maths work, which helps to recap on our previous learning.