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Hello, welcome to the year 2 page!

The year 2 teachers are Miss Mena (2M) and Ms Djurovich (2D) and Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Angria are Learning Support Assistants. We hope you enjoy looking through our news and learning.

Current information for year 2. Click here

Autumn term messages. 

Outdoor PE continues on a Monday afternoon and so children should come to school in full outdoor PE kit to wear for the whole day.  

The next group start Forest School on Tuesday 3rd November in the afternoon for five weeks. Children who are selected for the next group of 10, were given a letter before the half term holiday and should come to school in their Forest School clothes for the whole day.

Homework is now online and paper copies of spelling words will no longer be given out after the half term holiday.  Homework  should be completed online using Spelling Frame and Numbots.  Logins and passwords have already been sent home in homework folders last half term.   Children should also be reading to an adult at least three times a week.

Spelling Frame weblink

Numbots weblink

You can email the year 2 teaching team during school hours with messages, questions, suggestions and photos of any home learning.

year2@highwoodsprimary.com

Home Learning

We will be regularly updating the page during the event of any school closures in order to support your child’s home learning.

We will be pleased to receive photos of your home learning activities. It is always great to see how busy you have been.

Below are useful resources and websites.  You could also look at the school’s  English,  maths and Curriculum pages for other ideas and activities.  Don’t forget the Thrive activities you can find here.

Reading, writing and SPaG

Helping Your Child with Reading, Writing Spelling and Grammar at Home Year 2 2020-21

Year 1 and 2 common exception words to read and spell

Set 2 and 3 Read, Write Inc sounds with example words

Handwriting phrases for correct letter formation

Oxford Owl Here is a link to the Oxford Owl website where you can access stage books online.

Booktrust A range of books to read online along with support games and activities.

Ictgames.com  A range of great spelling and punctuation games.

Maths

Maths in Year 2 Information about the maths concepts taught in Year 2.

White Rose Maths Daily video lessons. Choose year 1 to begin with and then year 2.

Ict games.com  Overwhelming choice off games and teaching activities, many of which we use at school

Topmarks.co.uk  Another great site with a range  games and activities covering many  curriculum subjects. This link is for maths.

Number squares This is a link from Topmarks.co.uk and provides a range of interactive number squares up to 119. Great for counting in different groups, forwards and backwards.

Autumn Term 2020

This term our two themes are geography based.  Our first theme ‘All Around Us’ is about learning about what is in our local area and ‘Far Far Away’ we learn about the continents and oceans and hot and cold places in the world.

Click below for the theme’s knowledge organisers.

All Around Us Curriculum Organiser year 2

Far Far Away Curriculum Organiser year 2

Here are some photographs of our learning  from last year.

‘All Around Us’ theme.

We enjoyed a lovely walk around our local area this week. We were looking for physical and human features around Highwoods Square and Highwoods Country Park.  We also learnt how to cross the road safely using STOP, LOOK and LISTEN. Thank you to the parent helpers who volunteered.

Telephone: 01206 845887     office@highwoodsprimary.com
Tynedale Square, Highwoods, Colchester, Essex CO4 9SN

Headteacher:  Mr Paul Disley

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