Teacher: Miss L Frier
Access code for Google Classroom - vsn32xa
Every child in the school has been given a home login for google classroom (it will be their own personal school email).
Their password is generic --> Password1 (captial P)
Termly Curriculum Overview
Past Termly Curriculum Overviews
Phonics help for parents
Here is a useful video with how to pronounce the sounds in words if your child is struggling with sounding out words when they are reading and you are wanting to help them with sounding out the words:
We want children to have a whole diet of reading which can be fulfilled through:
Reading their school book, in which most words will be phonetically decodable for them so they are able to read this themselves (some with support). They will also contain some words that aren't decodable but they will have exposure to these words and enable the opportunity for sight reading. This also allows us to consistently track the progress of pupils throughout school. We listen to children read every week and will move the child on book bands when we feel appropriate. We appreciate that the school reading books may not be suited to all children's interest which is why we encourage the whole diet of reading and not just a focus solely on the banded books. Please note there are different numbered levels within the coloured book band however these are all grouped together so sometimes your child may have a level 9, then 7 then 8 for example.
Their school library book and any books they read at home for pleasure for reading. This allows children to read or have read to them a book that interests them. The more genres of books they are exposed to the better.
Whole class reading book and other related books within English and Mission lessons in school. These provide all children the opportunity to develop their reading comprehension skills and make their writing purposeful when linked to a text.
Below are recommended reading lists for year 2 and year 3 that are good quality texts for their age group.
There is also the reading VIPERS poster which we use in class and reminds them of the reading skills they use whilst reading.
Finally there is a document containing reading questions for parents to ask and discuss whilst reading with their child to help further develop their reading skills at home.
If you discuss any of these questions with them, please include it in their yellow homework diary. If your child has read their school reading book, please write in their yellow homework diary when they have finished so that we can change their book for them and comment on any words they had to sound out, got wrong, corrected reading on etc. Please also keep a log of any other books they are reading at home in their Homework diary as we love to discuss these with children.
Spelling Cards and Times Tables Cards
|1- Red Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|2- Yellow Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|3- Pink Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|4- Green Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|5- Blue Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|6- Orange Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|7- Purple Spelling Challenge 2017.docx||Download|
|x table challenge (10) yellow.docx||Download|
|x table challenge (11)brown.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (12) peach.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (2)Red.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (3) green.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (4) blue.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (5) pink.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (6) orange.docx||Download|
|x table challenge 2017 (7) purple.docx||Download|
|x table Challenge 2017 (8) white.docx||Download|
Year 2 Information
All the objectives in the information below will be worked on throughout the year. Any extra support you can provide in helping your child to achieve these is greatly valued and will help with their SATs.
Half Term Information Sheet
Please find below the Autumn 2 Information Sheet for parents/carers, which contains general information about the year and this half term.
Please find below the Homework Booklet for Autumn 2. The home learning activities are linked to the areas we are focusing on in class, and have been carefully chosen to develop different skills in relation to a variety of curriculum subjects. All homework will be shared on a Friday and displayed proudly in our classroom.
For the mean time we are asking if parents are able to take photos of the children's homework and either upload them on to Google Classroom or send me an email with the photo and the children can share the work with the class this way. I will then print off the pictures for them and add them to our homework display in the classroom. I apologise this is more work however we want to keep cross contamination to a minimum and believe this will help to do this
Special Mentions and CHAS
Every Friday we come together as a school to celebrate the children's hard work across our school; we do this by awarding one (on exception more than one), child per class Special Mention, and one child per class CHAS recognition. The child will be rewarded a badge for each and if given CHAS will be able to take home our CHAS dragon for the week and CHAS book to write about what adventures CHAS gets up to with you.
During our celebration assembly we also celebrate weekly birthdays and award the winning classes with the Eco and Attendance awards. Additionally, children have the opportunity to try their spellings and/or times tables to be able to progress to the next level in spellings and/or times tables in school.
The weekly Special Mention and CHAS for Cherry class is be recorded below.
We are still continuing with all these celebrations however will be doing them in individual classes rather than as a whole school
This Half Term's Special Mention:
Autumn 2 -
Week 1 - The first special mention of the half term goes to Ivan for being so resilient this week and not getting upset when he is not able to do something
Week 2 - Harry got a special mention this week for having a really good attitude towards his learning and school in general. It was lovely to see you so positive Harry
Week 3 - Charlie got a special mention this week for how hard he is working in Maths. He is doing lots of challenges and really believing in himself which is lovely to see.
This Half Term's CHAS:
Autumn 2 -
Week 1 - CHAS has gone to Melissa this week. Melissa is always so helpful in class. She loves doing jobs and will always be the first person to help someone if they need. Well done Melissa!
Week 2 - Kayla got to take CHAS home this week for always being a good friend. She never falls out with anyone and always plays nicely, well done Kayla!
Week 3 - CHAS has gone to Meghan this week for helping Will with his work. She is very good at helping him by explaining what to do and not just giving him the answer. Meghan is always helpful and kind to others. Well done Meghan!
Other awards this half term
Autumn 2 -
Autumn 1 -
Star reader: Raffy! For recognising when we are using which reading skill in whole class reading
Phonics: Melissa! For always putting in 100% effort to phoincs
Presentation: Will! For trying so hard to make his handwriting neat and use finger spaces
What we have been doing this half term
In Maths, we have been using equipment such as base 10 and place value mats to add and subtract 2-digit numbers. We are now going to use the equipment to answer calculations that require exchanging tens. We are then going to apply our knowledge to use written methods to answer addition and subtraction calculations.
In English we are recapping Year 1 SPaG and learning Year 2 SPaG. We have learnt about different types of punctuation and their purposes. We have some kung fu punctuation moves to help us remember.
We have learnt songs and raps to help us remember what verbs, nouns, adverbs and adjectives are.
Whole class reading:
In Whole Class Reading we have been making links to other texts. We compared plop to other stories where the main character is scared. We compared the story to the Jolly Christmas Postman as Plop goes and visits lots of different people in the story and so does the Jolly Christmas Postman.
In PE we have been looking at travelling. We have looked at moving with bent legs and straight legs, moving in different directions, levels and speeds. We out these different actions together to make a sequence.
In Music we have been introduced to the song 'Ho Ho Ho'. We have listened to the song and picked out what instruments we could hear, we have discussed what genre we think it is and why. We have discussed the tempo of the song and shared our own thoughts about the song.
Mission - Science/Geography/History/Art/DT :
In Mission Art we studied a piece of bonfire night artwork created with chalk. We looked at the different techniques used and how the materials are best used then we created our own piece based on the one we had studied.
In Mission DT we read the story of The Jolly Christmas Postman. We looked at the illustrations of the houses in the village that The Jolly Christmas Postman travels through and designed our own houses for our winter display.