Year 2 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 2!
Our teaching team includes Mrs Chapman: Class Teacher, Mrs Bonell,
Mrs Weatherby-Gocol and Miss Sheard.
This is my 21st year in teaching, but my very first year at Buglawton Primary School! I am excited to be working here, and really looking forward to gettting to know all of the Year 2 children and their families.
On this page, you will find links to useful homework information, parents' presentations and topic overviews.
I will also share what activities we have been working on together as a class and some of our key whole-school events.
Reading: It is the expectation at Buglawton that our pupils read every night. This only needs to be 5-10 minutes in a quiet room. Try to ask your child questions about the text. Can they predict what might happen? Who are the characters? Where is the scene set? What are the characters like?
Please write in your child's planner each time you read, so that we know when to change their book.
Spellings: This year the children will be learning spellings using the online app Spelling Shed. The children will be given usernames and passwords where they can go online and learn their spellings in a fun and exciting way.
Spellings for week beginning 30.09.19 are:
Stage One: back, neck, click, suck, block, black, deck, tick, truck, clock
Stage 2: knock, know, knee, knit, knew, knight, gnome, kneel, gnat, gnaw
Well done to our Spelling shed stars this week:
Ist: Allanah 663 points, 2nd Brodie 535, 3rd Ella 496
Learning our times tables is really important. In Year 2, we will be using the online program Times Tables Rock Stars. The children absolutely love this! It's fun, competitive and a great way to learn times tables easily.
STARS ON STAGE this week is:Bleu
We have just completed our Congleton topic: How has Buglawton changed?
We have been to Congleton museum to look at maps and pictures of Congleton over the years and we have walked in the local area, focussing on evidence of the past such as buildings like mills and road names.
In class, we have interviewed a member of the local community who has lived in Buglawton all their life, compared maps over 300 years old, used GoogleEarth to find where we live, shared what our favourite things are in the local area and made our own maps of our journeys to school.
This week, we have begun our Autumn topic called World Kitchen. We went to Pizza Express in Knutsford. The children got the chance to make their own pizzas. They were so well behaved and absolutely loved being chefs!
Later in the term, the children will share their knowledge with parents' in a cooking festival! Please see the attached topic web and knowledge organiser.
The first text we are using in Literacy is Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis. You can find video clips of the book on You tube.
When two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt. They find a bog baby.Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decideto make him their secret.....
Jeanne Willis has written lots of other stories for children. Can you find out what some of them are called?
In the Autumn term, our focus is Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Money and Multiplication and Division. Websites that may help are: https://topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10, https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/42675177
Every Tuesday, Miss Sheard will take some of the pupils from Year 2 to take part in the Forest schools programme in the school's outdoor environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for the pupil's to learn life skills which will help them in all aspects of their learning . Every child in Year 2 will have the opportunity to do this and a letter will be e mailed to the parents when it is their child's turn.
P.E in Year 2 will be on a Friday. Please ensure that your child has a full P.E kit that is labelled in school at all times.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us. This may be by coming on a trip, hearing readers, or jobs like sticking in / cutting out children's work or sharpening pencils. If you are interested in helping in anyway, or you have expertise in a certain area that may benefit the pupils in Year Two, please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff in the Year Two class.
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