Welcome to the Year 2 web page.
Staff who work in Year 2 are:
- Mrs Lissaman & Mrs Elliott (Class LE) - Supported by Mrs Walkden
- Mrs Broom (Class AB) - Supported by Mrs Lidder
- Mr Mayhew (Class OM) - Supported by Miss Cooke
A big part of the Year 2 Curriculum is Grammar. Click here to look at a glossary of some of the terms that the children will be learning about this year.
Thank you to all parents who attended our parents forum. Click here to view the handout that went home with the children and the powerpoint from the session.
Getting ready to say goodbye!
It is not long now until the children will be leaving us and beginning their journey at the Junior School. We will be carrying out lots of transition activities over the next few weeks so if your child has any worries or concerns please come and talk to us.
The children will soon be having an extended period of time out of school so to ensure they are ready for the start of Year 3 please do the following over the summer holiday:
- reading - books, comics, magazines or recipes - it is important to have plenty of practise
-times tables - 2's, 5's, 10's and 3's -the children should be able to chant / sing them in order and mixed up.
-writing - making lists, writing stories, letters or postcards - please ensure neat handwriting and good spelling.
Our New Topic
This half terms topic is 'All around the world' we will be learning about and then comparing our country with a different country. We will also be developing our green fingers by learning about the plant life cycle and seeing whether we can grow our own sunflowers.
We love taking photos of the children's learning. You can see these pictures by clicking here and exploring our Year 2 gallery.
You can also follow us on twitter @CHISthurmaston
Please make sure that everything that your child brings into school is labelled with their full name. Including PE kit, bookbag, wellies and coat.
Our PE sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday - please ensure all jewellery is removed and that all PE kits as well as school clothes are labelled with your childs name. Children must have plimsoles and trainers in school as we will be going outside for some of the sessions. In the first half term we will be exploring different movements.
Homework and Spellings
We will be sending out homework on a Friday. Please complete it and hand it back in on Wednesday morning so we have a chance to share it with the rest of the class. We have a weekly spelling quiz on Thursday in which we quiz children on the spellings that they have been learning during the week. They will get their new spellings sent out Friday and expect that the children practice their spellings in their spelling books. We think that the best way to do it is for the children to learn their spellings is to write sentences with those words in. Check out the poster inside the spelling book for some other fun ways to practice.
The best way for you to help your child at home is to read with them. Reading with them 3 times a week will have a huge impact on their development. The children will get given a reading book from school and it is their responsibility to change it. We encourage children to keep their book for a good amount of time in order for them to develop an intrest in it. As well as hearing your child read, asking them questions about their book will develop their comprehension skills.
Children to not always have to read their reading books at home. Here is our list of recommended books to read in Year Two (Some of these books will be to share with an adult):
- The Twits by Roald Dahl
- Mr Gum by Andy Stanton
- The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
- Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter
- The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
- The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
- Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr
- Supertato by Sue Hendra
- Mr Wolf's Pancakes by Jill Fernley
- The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
We would also highly recommend that children have access to traditional tales as this will develop their language and understanding of story structures.
e.g Rumpelstiltskin, The Magic Paint Brush, Beauty and the Beast and The Moon in the Pond