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Year 2

Click here for our class blog for the latest news and pictures from our class  - Soon to be added 

Welcome to our exciting year ahead in year 2  

Autumn 2  HAPPILY EVER AFTER 

This term we are learning all about fairy stories.  We have been reading loads of fairy stories including

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Princess and the Pea

Hansel and Gretal

 

Little Red Riding Hood

Jack and the Beanstalk

Rumplestiltskin

Click on some of the stories above to hear them.

We love fairy stories because we love the characters in them.  Fairy Stories can have heros, villains, helpers, but eventually the main character lives Happily Ever After :)  Remember that there are different versions of our fairy tale classics.

Which one  is your favourite ?  Come and tell me which one you like and why.

There are even some silly fairy tales where the traditional stories have been changed !  

In our topic work we will design a house for the 3 little pigs.  We will look at different houses from different countries and different climates.  How do houses differ and what do the 3 little pigs need in their house ?

In maths we are going to learn about using money.  We will count money, make different amounts using different coins and solve problems using money.  There are some excellent websites to practice using money.  Try these pages 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

Come and play in our toy shop to practice counting different amounts of money.

We will also start looking at multiplication and what this means.  Try practising your knowledge with the game moonmaths.  Click on the picture below to go to the game page.

Look at our art work based on Paul Klee called Castle and Sun.

 

Spelling list - Click here 

Click on the spelling link above to go to our spelling lists for this half term.  Please help your child learn these spellings for our weekly spelling test on Mondays.  We practice our spellings each day after lunch in our spelling zappers.

Reading

Please continue to read as much as possible at home.  Your child can change their book once they have read and completed their book at home.  Your child may now start to read independently during a quiet time - before bed is a great time but what ever suits you is great.

We loved reading fairy tales in our lesson.  There are lots of fairy tales to choose in our class reading area.

 

CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE  HEY EWE-  THURSDAY DEC 13th 

COME AND JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS CAROLS BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS FAIR AT 3:00pm 

Spring 1 - Where In The World ?

Happy New Year

This term we are learning all about our Country the United Kingdom and learning about where we are in our big wide world.  

Did you know there are lots of stories and traditions from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

Do you know that each country has an emblem but do you know why ? 

Why do English footballers have the picture of 3 lions on their football shirts ?   

We will learn the answers to all of these questions and we may even make some traditional Welsh cakes.  Did you know that Mrs Bradbury was born in Wales ?

We will start by looking at the story of Fynn Mac cool - an Irish tale of the giants causeway between Ireland and Scotland.  Click on the link here to watch the story.   Has anyone been to the Giants Causeway ?  We'd love any pictures from anyone who has been there.

 

You can also hear it on the Oxford Owl website as an ebook.  Click here to register with Oxford Owl. 

We will read a lot of facts about the 4 countries of the United Kingdom and then present these facts as a factual report. 

In Maths we will focus upon multiplication and how we can use our multiplication facts to help solve problems.  We will also look at division and how this links with division.  

Continue practising multiplication facts with moon maths (see Autumn ) to help with quick recall of facts.  Why not try some multiplication and division problems on the Nrich website - A selection of puzzles written especially for children by the mathematics team at the University of Cambridge. 

Clck on the icon below to get to the Nrich site.

 

Remember how fun Mega Maths is to watch ?  They are now on YouTube.  Watching megamaths can help you remember your multiplication facts.  There are lots of episodes on YouTube covering multiplication.

 

 

Don't forget Maths Zone if you want to practice other mathematic skills :)

 

Spelling list - Click here (to be updated)

Click on the spelling link above to go to our spelling lists for this half term.  Please help your child learn these spellings for our weekly spelling test on Mondays.  We practice our spellings each day after lunch in our spelling zappers.

Reading

Please continue to read as much as possible at home.  It is so important to read as often as possible.  Your child can change their book once they have read and completed their book at home.  Your child may now start to read independently during a quiet time - before bed is a great time but what ever suits you is great.

 Our library is full of books about different countries to help with our factual writing this half term. 

 

Keep looking for updates and classroom photographs.

Curriculum Matters

Year 2 Curriculum Matters Spring 1

Spring 2 - Roald Dahl 

To be updated

Summer 1 - The Great Fire of London 

To be updated 

Summer 2 - A trip to the Past - Victorians

To be updated