Year 2 2019 - 2020

Mrs Chapman

Mrs Chapman

Welcome to Year 2!

Our teaching team includes Mrs Chapman: Class Teacher,

Mrs Thomas 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. 

Homework

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 18.11.19 are:

This week, we will review the spellings from the previous half term to ensure the children know them

The spellings are:

Stage 1: flowers, boxes, lunches, apples, beaches, trees, dishes, dogs, peaches, clouds

Stage 2: (el endings) camel, tunnel, squirrel, travel, towel, tinsel, hazel, vowel, angel, jewel

Please also look at the Year 2 tricky words. These were sent out in September.

Well done to our Spelling Shed stars this week:

Bleu, Ella, Allanah and Sara

Our class are currently in 1st place with the most amount of points. Well done Year 2!

Isabella is 1st in the whole school, Bleu 2nd and Pippa 15th.

Phonics:

We are currently working on split digraphs like a_e (shake, amaze), e_e (extreme, complete),  i_e (shine, slide), o_e (home, alone), and u_e (tube, rude). 

Times Tables:

Learning our times tables is really important. We are now using the online program Times Tables Rock Stars. Each child has a username and password.

The children also need to be confident with numbers bonds to 10 and their relationship with number bonds to 100 i.e 9+1 90+10.

STARS ON STAGE this week is: Hugh

Curriculum

Topic

In Autumn 1, we completed our Congleton topic: How has Buglawton changed?

We went to Congleton museum to look at maps and pictures of Congleton over the years and we walked in the local area, focussing on evidence of the past such as buildings like mills and road names.

In class, we interviewed a member of the local community who had lived in Buglawton all their life, compared maps over 300 years old, used GoogleEarth to find where we lived, shared what our favourite things were in the local area and made our own maps of our journeys to school.

In Autumn 2 our topic is World Kitchen. We have already been 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!

This week, we are continuing to stay safe online. We looked at our Digital footprints last week and acted as detectives to find information about someone who went on different websites.

 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.

 

 

 

Literacy

In Autumn 1 our text was Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis. You can find video clips of the book on You tube. We used the text to write our own finding stories and a set of instructions to make a home for a creature we created.

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?

We are now using the text Handa's Surprise. This links to our topic World Kitchen. The children get the opportunity to taste foods from the story and learn about Kenya where the story is set and compare it to where we live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyIV_xYi0as

Handa put seven different delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend Akeyo as a surprise. But Handa's walk takes her past a variety of animals, and the fruits do look very inviting.

Last week we were immersed in the text as we used our senses to find out about the 7 delicious fruits. This week, we will begin to analyse the text.

 

Maths

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

Forest Schools

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

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.

On a Wednesday children from Year 2 will take part in a community dance project. Mr Jervis will take the pupils to the church hall for these exciting sessions.

Volunteers

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. Thank you to the 4 parents who have offered their time so far.

 

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