Year 2 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 2
Welcome back to our final half term in Year 2.
Please click on the link below to watch your children in action during our School Sports Activity Week. The video is focused on the athletics part of the week. Please also take a look in the gallery below to spot your child completing some of the activities they completed.
Homework for the final term includes:-
REAL PE at home - Use the log in saved at the top of the VLE until the children get their individual log ins.
Maths with Parents
The Maths with Parents programme is not only perfectly in line with Maths lessons in school but it is a really easy programme to follow each week. The initial registration is the only part that is a little bit complicated (some pupils were registered last year, others were not).
The children have all been tested on the Year 1 and Year 2 Common words. Please practise these weekly with your child to ensure the words become known with increasing fluency and accuracy. The word lists are attached below.
The children have now completed their phonics screen. Some children will continue to work on phonics during the school day, other children will continue working on 'Novel Study' but have a phonics intervention in an afternoon and some children will work on novel study.
If your child is still completing a phonics book within school, they will continue to read this book at home too.
The children have been assessed on our school reading scheme and as the children on novel study will no longer receive a phonics book they will have access to a reading book from our levelled books. Your child will bring home a book which they should be able to read easily. There shouldn't be a challenge in this book as it is their opportunity to show themselves off as a reader. They will read books at their instructional level in school with us. Due to Covid 19, the children will only be able to bring a book home on a Monday and will need to be returned the following Monday. This is so we can keep track of the 72 hour quarantine. The children can read other things as part of their daily read - magazines, menus, books you have at home.
There are plenty of simple ways you can help your child with English in Year 2.
Important information to support your child's reading*
Fantastic new FREE eBook library
Please match the books to the colour of Read Write Inc book your child is currently reading
Pink, Orange Book Readers - phase 4 books
Yellow, Blue and Grey Book Readers - phase 5 books
Further learning opportunities can be found on the following links:-
Information about Year 2
This vital year marks the end of Key Stage One. The children are now encouraged to work more independently in preparation for transition into Key Stage 2.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the link to the children's harvest performance.
Meet the team…
Miss Lewis - Y2LM Class teacher (Thursday-Friday) & Director of Maths for the Rose Learning Trust and Maths Lead SLE in Doncaster Schools
Mrs Millar – Y2LM Class teacher (Monday- Wednesday), Key Stage 1 Lead
Mrs Scanlon – Y2SV Class teacher (Monday-Wednesday) Chartered teacher
Mrs Vickers - Y2SV Class teacher (Wednesday-Friday) Chartered teacher
Please find the Year 2 Meet the Teacher Powerpoint below.
A typical day in Year 2
8.40 Registration and Arithmetic (Weekend diary on Mondays)
9.00 – 10.00 Maths
10.00 – 10.15 Playtime
10.15 – 11.15 Novel Study
11:15 – 11.45 Spelling/ Maths Meeting
11.45 – 12:30 Lunchtime
12:40-12:45 Speed sounds
12:40-1:45 - Cornerstones/ PE/ Computing/ Music
2:00-2:45 Topic/ Storytime
Our Cornerstones topic for the final half term is 'Coastline'. This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.
The Cornerstones topics for Summer Term 1 were ‘Portraits and Poses’ and 'The Scented Garden'. The project ‘Portraits and Poses’ teaches children about portraiture. They analyse the portraits of Tudor monarchs and compare Tudor portraits and selfies today. During the project ‘The Scented Garden’ the children will tiptoe through the tulips as their senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush they go, planting bulbs and seeds, and then watching them grow beneath sunshine and showers. Exploring the astounding world of the scented garden, but be careful, there are some wild and dangerous plants out there that do astonishing things. Don't touch them. Use the marvellous properties of plants, flowers and herbs to make an exceptional gift for somebody special. Everything is coming up roses. Why not grow our own?
Our Cornerstones topic for Spring Term 2 was 'Magnificent Monarchs'. This project taught the children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they built up an understanding of the monarchs and then researched six of the most significant sovereigns.
Our Cornerstones topic for Autumn Term 2 and Spring Term 1 was 'Movers and Shakers'. This project taught the children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They have used timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and used historical models to explore their significance.
Our Cornerstones topic for Autumn Term 1 was 'Wriggle and Crawl'. The children observed the lifecycle of a butterfly, researched all about the honey bee and independently completed a report about them, completed a mini beast hunt to see what they could find on the school grounds, along with many other activities. See our pictures in the gallery.
Click on the link below to see a video of our Easter Poem performance for our Easter Service with Rev Baraclough!
For Anti-Bullying Week we all wore our craziest odd socks to celebrate our differences and what makes us each unique. Check us out!
Year 2: Gallery items
Year 2 Sports Activity Week, by Mrs Scanlon
Virtual Learning Environment - Movers and shakers and RE, by Mrs Scanlon
Virtual Learning Environment Maths, by Mrs Scanlon