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Welcome to Class 2H. Mrs Hints is our class teacher and Miss Moore is our support assistant. We work hard and have lots of fun in 2H.

Below you will find lots of information about our class. This will include information on the Year 2 curriculum, our school schemes, reading book days, PE days, homework menu and water bottles. We will update the website regularly and notify you of any important dates for your diary. If you are having to stay at home due to self-isolation, please contact the school office. Information about lessons and current work will be provided through Class Dojo.

 

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

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.

 

For further information on RWI please visit the following website: -

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/ 

 

Book Bags

 Reading books will be changed regularly. Please send your child's book bag to school with them every day. 

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.

Your child will also take home a book for you 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 is 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 bringing home a password. This 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.

 

PE

Our PE day this year is Tuesday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on Tuesdays. They can wear black tracksuit bottoms or leggings on colder days. No PE kits are to be brought into school.

 

Water Bottles

 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.

 

Homework Menu

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. 

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

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Upcoming dates this term:

 

Thursday 2nd September - Children return to school. 

WC Monday 5th October: Dyslexia awareness week

Tuesday 5th October- Nature Friendly Schools

WC Monday 18th October: Harvest Focus

Friday 22nd October- Finish for half term 

Monday 1st November: Inset Day

Tuesday 2nd November: Children return to school

WC Monday 29th November: Phonic Screening check

Wednesday 22nd December: Break up for Christmas

Meeting Florence Nightingale.

Today a very important visitor came to our school. Her name was Florence Nightingale. She told us all about her life. She told us how she helped to change hospitals. We listened to all of her life story. She gave us an opportunity to ask questions.

Here we are listening to Florence Nightingale.

Reflection- Preparing for special times.

Today we have gathered around our RE display. We have reflected on preparation that goes into Christmas.

Here are our reflection points:

 

I’m glad my family prepares for special times...

 

I enjoy preparations for Christmas because...

 

 

We thought of people who are working to make Christmas a happy time for others.

 

At the end we closed saying a special prayer about Christmas.

Signs and Symbols- anointing with the oil of Chrism.

 

Today we learnt about the anointing using the oil of chrism. The oil of chrism is a special blessed oil used after baptism.

 

Our teacher said a short prayer to remind us about being Jesus’ friend. She then did a sign of the cross on our head using the oil.

 

Kitty Wilkinson- What does Kitty Wilkinson’s life look like on a timeline?

 

Today we have looked at the life of Kitty Wilkinson. We have used multilink to show when things happen that are significant. This is identified with a coloured cube.

 

Kitty Wilkinson

Today we have met a significant person who made a positive impact in Liverpool. Her name was Kitty Wilkinson. We have learnt how she helped during the cholera epidemic. We had the opportunity to ask questions. Over the next few weeks we will be learning more about her.

DT- Healthy Smoothies

 

This week we have started our DT project. Our task is to design and make a healthy fruit smoothie. The children looked at new vocabulary linked with the skills they are using. 

We then designed our own fruit smoothie and added labels. 

The children had to safely make their own smoothie. They had to use different skills: chopping, cutting, slicing, peeling and blending. 

 

Here we are with our fruit smoothies. 

 

 

RE- Baptism

 

Year Two have been looking at Baptism to remember the Sacraments of Baptism. We decided to role play a Baptism service. Once we had picked our parents the children were able to name the child and pick their own godparents. Our chosen Father carried out the service and explained the meaning of each sign or symbol. We ended our time by praying the 'Our Father' together.  

Geography

 

We have been looking at rural and urban areas. We have looked at the features of these places.

 

We also looked at a harbour and a seaside.

On a map we circled the towns that are near the coast.

 

 

Geography- Entry point

As part of our entry point to our new geography topic we have completed various activities.

The mix of activities have allowed us to share what we already know about the topic, think about what we want to find out in this topic and have even allowed us to use our creative skills.

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- Counting in 2's,5's and 10's. 

 

Year 2 have been busy learning how to count in 2's,5's and 10's . We have been using a range of maths resources to support us and help us gain a deeper understanding. 

 

 

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.

 

RE- Rejoice- Beginnings

 

During our theme of Beginnings the children have thought about all the beginnings they have had. We ended our unit by remembering all that we have learnt. Together we sang the song 'He's got the whole wide world.' Our go forth was a chance for us all to make a positive choice and start each day the right way. We put these ideas on a post it note. 

RE- Beginnings

As part of our RE topic, we looked at beginnings. We talked about the many new beginnings we have in our lives. We thought about the feelings that we feel at the start of a beginning. Then we watched a short clip from 'Finding Nemo' and recognised the new beginnings Nemo faced. 

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