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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, Mrs Angria and Mrs Denmead are Learning Support Assistants. We hope you enjoy looking through our news and learning.

Current information for year 2. Click here

Spring term messages. 

For 2022

Please refer to Google Classrooms for online learning when your child is isolating with Covid-19 symptoms and is well enough to take part in home learning.

Outdoor PE continues on a Monday afternoon.  Indoor PE is on a Thursday afternoon for 2D and Friday afternoon for 2M. Children come to school in their PE kit to wear for the whole day.

Forest School is every Tuesday afternoon. Every child is offered five weekly sessions during the year. Children will be informed when their sessions are and come to school in their Forest School clothes for the whole day.

Homework is now online and paper copies of spelling words will be given out on request.  Homework is on Spelling Frame, Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars.  The login and passwords for Numbots is also used for TTRS.  Children should also be reading everyday and to an adult at least three times a week with this recorded in their reading record book.

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You can email the year 2 teaching team during school hours with messages, questions, suggestions and photos. We love to see what you are learning at home!

year2@highwoodsprimary.com

Spring and Autumn Terms

We start the spring term with our new geography theme called “Whatever the Weather”. We recap our knowledge of the continents and oceans but learn more about the UK, it’s countries, capital cities and surrounding seas and oceans.

Last term our two themes were geography based.  The first theme ‘All Around Us’ was about what is in our local area and in ‘Far Far Away’ we learnt about the continents and oceans and hot and cold places in the world.

Click below for the theme’s knowledge organisers.

Whatever the Weather Curriculum knowledge organiser

Far Far Away Curriculum Organiser year 2

All Around Us Curriculum Organiser year 2

Here are some photographs of our learning  from our Autumn theme All Around Us and our Spring theme Whatever the Weather.

In our Spring theme Whatever the Weather we launched our theme by dressing up as the colours of the rainbow and we made our own class rainbow!

Whilst the weather was a little more windier we made kites as part of our Design and Technology  learning in our theme Whatever the Weather. We chose which materials would be the most suitable, tissue paper, writing paper or sugar paper. Here we are flying our kites and none of them broke!

All Around Us

We explored through role play the different shops and services in the local area. We enjoyed a lovely walk around our local area.

‘All Around Us’ theme.

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.

Home Learning

We update Google Classroom with weekly assignments for children who are isolating with Covid-19 symptoms or other reasons for absence if well enough to participate.

We are always excited to receive photos of any home learning activities, maybe learning from school that you want to do more of at home. It is always great to see how busy you are being.

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.

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